This BBC article describes the exceptionally positive economic performance of Texas, although different perspectives are also present.
Rodrik's making room for China in the world economy shows that industrial-promotion, echoing Arthur Lewis's theories, are well alive in the economic development debate. It is a very interesting reading on China exchange rate. However, Rodrik makes the very strong assumption that industrial policies work independently of the institutional framework.
The Popol Vuh (which I read a long time ago, but this time I am doing an "institutional-theory" reading).