S-Space Graduate School of Public Administration (행정대학원) Dept. of Public Administration (행정학과) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총, KJPS) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) vol.04 (1989)
The future of the developmental state
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- Korean Journal of Policy Studies, Vol.4, pp. 129-146
- This paper is based on a longer work entitled "Predatory, Developmental and Other Apparatuses: A Comparative Political Economy Perspective on The Third World State." An abbreviated version of this longer work has been published under the same title in the special issue of Sociological Forum (December, 1989; vol 4, no.4) edited by Alejandro Portes and Douglas Kincaid.
- While state involvement is blamed for stagnation and economic disarray in
most regions of the Third World, it has become fashionable in the last ten years
to give the East Asian state credit for playing a positive economic role. Amsden
(1979) argued that Taiwan was not the model market economy portrayed by its
American advisors nor the exemplar of dependence portrayed by its detractors,
but a successful case of etatisme. Even observers with a neoclassical bent(e.g. Jones
and Sakong, 1980) recognized the central role of the state in Korea's rapid industrialization.
Increasingly, these states were labeled "developmental states" and
held up as models to be emulated by other aspiring Third World nations.