The Developmental State
Developmental state, n.: the government, motivated by desire for economic advancement, intervenes in industrial affairs.The notion of the developmental state has come under attack in recent years. Critics charge that Japan's success in putting this notion into practice has not been replicated elsewhere, that the concept threatens the purity of freemarket economics, and that its shortcomings have led to financial turmoil in Asia. In this informative and thought-provoking book, a team of distinguished scholars revisits this notion to assess its continuing utility and establish a common vocabulary for debates on these issues. Drawing on new political and economic theories and emphasizing recent events, the authors examine the East Asian experience to show how the developmental state involves a combination of political, bureaucratic, and moneyed influences that shape economic life in the region. Taking as its point of departure Chalmers Johnson's account of the Japanese developmental state, the book explores the interplay of forces that have determined the structure of opportunity in the region. The authors critically address the argument for centralized political involvement in industrial development (with a new contribution by Johnson), describe the historical impact of colonialism and the Cold War, consider new ideas in economics, and compare the experiences of East Asian countries with those of France, Brazil, Mexico, and India.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Chalmers Johnson and the Politics
Odyssey of a Concept
Where Do HighGrowth Political Economies Come From?
The Developmental Regime in a Changing World Economy
The Economic Theory of the Developmental State
The Economics of Successful State Intervention in Industrial
American argued argument authoritarian autonomy banks Brazil bureaucracy Cambridge capitalist central chaebol Chalmers Johnson chap civil comparative competition Corporatism corporatist Cumings democracy desarrollista devel developing countries developmental domestic East Asian economic development economic growth economic policy elite example export external firms foreign France France's French German goals groups Ha-Joon Chang Hegel historical Ibid ideological important India industrial policy institutions interest intervention interventionist investment Japan Japanese colonial Japanese Miracle Korea and Taiwan labor Latin America liberalization Marx Meiji ment military MITI modern myth neoliberal nomic Northeast Asia officials opmental organized Park Chung Hee percent period planning political capitalism Political Economy postwar Princeton University Princeton University Press production rates reform regime role rule sector social society South Korea Stanford state's strategy structure success T.J. Pempel theory three countries tion tional trade Wolferen Woo-Cumings York zaibatsu