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On Some Controversies about East Asian Developmental States

  • Dana Gârdu


    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

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    Asia-10’s stellar performance and provisional decline have prompted competing strands of scholarship to advance various development drivers, i.e. states, markets and culture. After an introductory presentation of nation-states’ shifting roles and conceptualisations, this paper purports to provide a critical overview of the statecentric approach. The next step is to ascertain whether network theories can improve upon the statist perspective. The paper concludes that neither approach does justice to the complexity of East Asian development, and suggests that an eclectic approach is a better formula.

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    Article provided by Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest in its journal Romanian Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 40 (June)
    Pages: 155-171

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    1. Doner, Richard F. & Ritchie, Bryan K. & Slater, Dan, 2005. "Systemic Vulnerability and the Origins of Developmental States: Northeast and Southeast Asia in Comparative Perspective," International Organization, Cambridge University Press, vol. 59(02), pages 327-361, April.
    2. Étienne Gilbert, 1990. "Alice H. Amsden, Asia's Next Giant South Korea and Late Industrialization," Revue Tiers Monde, Programme National Persée, vol. 31(124), pages 953-953.
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