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Tilley, Lisa (2015) 'Decolonizing the Study of Capitalist Diversity: Epistemic Disruption and the Varied Geographies of Coloniality.' In: Ebenau, Matthias, Bruff, Ian and May, Christian, (eds.), New Directions in Comparative Capitalisms Research. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 207-223. (International Political Economy Series)

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Abstract

The nation-as-method approach of Comparative Capitalisms (CC) scholarship has generally taken differential economic growth outcomes between national settings as a core explanandum. The widening of this scholarship beyond its original concern for the Triad nations of Western Europe, North America and Japan draws in countries from across a much greater disparity in economic performance (see also Ebenau, in this volume). This ‘globalizing’ CC work therefore more intently confronts the problematic of how the material conditions of people have improved more rapidly and inclusively in some countries than in others, and it is here that CC scholarship begins to more closely resemble strands of development studies. It is also at this juncture that more statist CC scholars have imported the idea of the developmental state, as the literature surrounding this concept shares the interest of the capitalist diversity field in examining relations between degrees of state-strategic coordination and economic performance (see Storz et al., 2013, p. 219; Gaitán and Boschi, in this volume). But in the pursuit of an institutional formula for wealth creation, this CC work and cognate scholarship on the developmental state overlook the prospect that poverty creation (on which see Blaney and Inayatullah, 2010, p. 2) might actually be constitutive of such a process.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9781137444615
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137444615_13
Date Deposited: 02 May 2023 14:54
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39431
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