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On April 11 and 12, the first Canadian Conference on Research in Cultural Policy was held, bringing together researchers from several universities including: INRS, Laval University, University of Montreal, Carleton University, McMaster University, University of Toronto, Mount Royal University, University of Victoria, Western Ontario, Queens University, and Simon Fraser University.
In the last few years, many governments around the world—especially in emerging economies—have strayed from Western liberal states prescriptions to get closer to a model originating from East Asia: the developmental state. These East Asian state instead of just regulating market mechanisms have exercised broad dominance over their economies and society through highly-ambitious long-term economic and social development programs implemented in tight partnership with the private sector. This doctoral thesis focuses on the evolution of strategies for social and economic development and more specifically on the potential emergence of developmental states in Africa. By looking at the case of Rwanda that is often considered as a success story in Africa, this paper argues that the state is transforming its institutions in line with a model that resembles a developmental state, but with its specificities. The case of Rwanda is a good starting point to analyze the emergence of alternative governance models in Africa which illustrate the current change in today’s international political economy.
Keywords: political economy; public administration; East Asia; Africa; developmental state
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