Fukuyama Make Up Quiz

Fukuyama Make Up Quiz - Scope and strength must be...

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John Yim UMICH ID: 0987-9715 CICS 101 – Section 011 Make-up Quiz Reading for 1-26-12 Francis Fukuyama, “The Imperative of State Building” Please briefly respond to each of the questions below: 1. What is the central thesis of Fukuyama’s article? (Two sentences) The central thesis of Fukuyama’s article is that the definition of a failed state is when there are no protections for the citizens or any institutional capacities to provide services (e.g. education). Therefore, the only solution is to build up the state’s structures rather than limiting and cutting back their actions. 2. What does Fukuyama suggest was the weakness of the Washington Consensus? (One sentence) Fukuyama suggests that the Washington Consensus weakness was the lack off attention given to the state-building agenda. 3. Why does Fukuyama advocate distinguishing between scope and strength?
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Unformatted text preview: Scope and strength must be distinguished to create a matrix that differentiates the degrees of stateness (and their development) in a variety of countries around the world. By doing so, we can locate the different activities along a continuum from absolutely necessary to desirable. It also allows us to rate the comparative strength of various states’ overall institutional capabilities such as effectively enforcing laws. 4. Which of the two dimensions of “stateness” does Fukuyama argue is most important for economic growth? (One word) Strength 5. With the Washington Consensus in the past, what two kinds of variables do economists now think are the most important variables that affect development? (two key words) Institutions and Politics...
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