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Title Developmental state building : the politics of emerging economies / Yusuke Takagi, Veerayooth Kanchoochat, Tetsushi Sonobe, editors
Published Singapore : SpringerOpen, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies, 2524-5015
Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies, 2524-5015
Contents 1 Introduction: The Nexus of Developmental Policy and State Building (Yusuke Takagi, Veerayooth Kanchoochat and Tetsushi Sonobe) -- 2 Development state evolving: Japan's graduation from a middle income country (Tetsuji Okazaki) -- 3 Tigers at Critical Junctures: How South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore Survived Growth-led Conflicts (Veerayooth Kanchoochat) -- 4 Reemerging Developmental State in Democratized Indonesia (Yuri Sato) -- 5 Boundaries of nationalism under globalization: Reviewing developmental state building in Malaysia and Ethiopia (Yusuke Takagi and Khoo Boo Teik) -- 6 Development and Developmentalism in Post-Genocide Rwanda (Shinichi Takeuchi) -- 7 Growth Policy and Regional Balance: Developmental State-Building in Myanmar (Toshihiro Kudo and Satoru Kumagai) -- 8 Devolution and Local Development in Emerging States: The Case of Kenya (Tomoya Matsumoto) -- 9 Conclusion (Tetsushi Sonobe) -- Index
Summary This open access book modifies and revitalizes the concept of the 'developmental state' to understand the politics of emerging economy through nuanced analysis on the roles of human agency in the context of structural transformation. In other words, there is a revived interest in the 'developmental state' concept. The nature of the 'emerging state' is characterized by its attitude toward economic development and industrialization. Emerging states have engaged in the promotion of agriculture, trade, and industry and played a transformative role to pursue a certain path of economic development. Their success has cast doubt about the principle of laissez faire among the people in the developing world. This doubt, together with the progress of democratization, has prompted policymakers to discover when and how economic policies should deviate from laissez faire, what prevents political leaders and state institutions from being captured by vested interests, and what induce them to drive economic development. This book offers both historical and contemporary case studies from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda. They illustrate how institutions are designed to be developmental, how political coalitions are formed to be growth-oriented, and how technocratic agencies are embedded in a network of business organizations as a part of their efforts for state building. Yusuke Takagi is Assistant Professor of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Veerayooth Kanchoochat is Associate Professor of GRIPS and Tetsushi Sonobe is Vice President of GRIPS
Notes Includes index
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 23, 2019)
Subject Development economics.
Development economics.
Economic history.
Economic policy.
Developing countries -- Economic conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Kanchoochat, Veerayooth, editor.
Sonobe, Tetsushi, editor.
Takagi, Yusuke, editor.
ISBN 9789811329043