POL215 LEC 7 10/18/2012 6:06:00 AM
Developmental state cont.
No large conglomerates
Stronger role of public enterprises and few private/public linkages
state targeted interventions
Equivalent to MITI: targeted industrial planning by small technocratic group
-much less systematic cooperative discussion, and close management that
some of the Japanese and Korean had embodied.
Japan and militarist past
cold war politics
Japan had already the structures to manage the economy.
Authoritarian or democratic?
shielding form public pressure and interest groups
public mobilization for development goals – a state directed public
Korea and Taiwan – authoritarian
Japan? Not authoritarian not democratic in the sense of having change over
Did it work long term?
The original dev. State appears as a case that has failed long term. Lots of
growth with 2 decades of stagnation.
-the ‘old’ system reached its limits, reforms made things worse.
South Korea and Taiwan:
continued of growth
Significant change in managing the economy
Japan Was japan going to be able to transition from a militarist regime into a new
does economic development produce democracy over long term?
Japan – its starting point is fairly developed which has its failing democratic
industrialization n and the meiji restoration
the roots of industriali