CPE I Copenhagen Business School Nenad KrstevskiRegular exam Int. Business & Politics CPR: 131082-2945June 2008 2
In the anthology
States, Markets, and Just Growth
Atul Kohli (2003, 2) defines “justgrowth” as “growth with distribution and democracy”. Discuss whether, how and why the
goal of just growth is partly or fully attainable by developing countries or emergingmarket economies in an era of economic globalization? Please, illustrate your argumentswith examples from Sub-Saharan Africa, The Middle-East, Asia, Latin America and/orEastern European and CIS countries.
As the question that I need to answer already states that
“just growth” as “growth withdistribution and democracy”, it is leading me
to think in this way. Is developmentbringing democracy? Higher growth of the economy, better conditions for the peoplelining in the country, higher level of education, openness to the extern world, can leadeventually to installment of democracy in the political system. Sometimes the growth isattained if first the country democratizes itself and towards its own citizens, allocatessome power to its citizen and not only to a small leading class in the society and open upto the rest of the world.My short answer is that I agree. I have my own reasons and I will show later withexamples from some countries but this is not everywhere the case.Bu
t first, let’s start with why I agree with Atul Kohli and his “just growth” as “growthwith distribution and democracy”.
s take the former Yugoslav republics, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosna. All of these countries were industrialized countries an
d before 1980’s (especially former