The concept of Developmental State revisited

Vol. 43 No. 4 (2023)

Oct-Dez / 2023
Published November 16, 2023

How to Cite

Moraes, Isaias Albertin de. 2023. “The Concept of Developmental State Revisited”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 43 (4):813-36.

The concept of Developmental State revisited

Isaias Albertin de Moraes
Professor Visitante do Centro de Engenharia, Modelagem e Ciências Sociais Aplicadas (CECS), Universidade Federal do ABC - UFABC, São Bernardo/SP, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 43 No. 4 (2023), Oct-Dez / 2023, Pages 813-836


The article lists as a hypothesis that the concept of Developmental State
has recently undergone variations and needs to be revisited and updated, but not
discarded; on the contrary, it remains extremely important nowadays. In order to test
its hypothesis, the article adopted as a technical-methodological procedure a systematic
approach of bibliographic sources, intending to conduct a State-of-the-Art Study about
the Theory and the concept of the Developmental State. The results obtained were that
the concept of Developmental State remains elementary, but it has become more complex,
intricate, aggregated and dynamic. The article dares, therefore, to present a new concept of
Developmental State.

JEL Classification: B2; O10; P48.

Keywords: Developmental state development regime theory new developmentalism new developmental state