Paths to Development in Asia

Paths to Development in Asia

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Tuong Vu
Cambridge University Press, 5/13/2010
EAN 9780521761802, ISBN10: 0521761808

Hardcover, 314 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm
Language: English

Why have some states in the developing world been more successful at facilitating industrialization than others? Challenging theories that privilege industrial policy and colonial legacies, this book focuses on state structure and the politics of state formation, arguing that a cohesive state structure is as important to developmental success as effective industrial policy. Based on a comparison of six Asian cases, including both capitalist and socialist states with varying structural cohesion, Tuong Vu proves that it is state formation politics rather than colonial legacies that have had decisive and lasting impacts on the structures of emerging states. His cross-national comparison of South Korea, Vietnam, Republican and Maoist China, and Sukarno's and Suharto's Indonesia, which is augmented by in-depth analyses of state formation processes in Vietnam and Indonesia, is an important contribution to understanding the dynamics of state formation and economic development in Asia.

Part I. Divergent National Paths of State Development
1. State formation dynamics and developmental outcomes
2. South Korea
confrontation and the formation of a cohesive state
3. Indonesia
from accommodation to confrontation
4. Rival state formations in China
the republican and Maoist states
5. Vietnam
accommodation and arrested revolution
Part II. Variants of Accommodation
Vietnam and Indonesia Compared
6. Organizing accommodation in Vietnam
coalition government, united front, and the Leninist party
7. Organizing accommodation in Indonesia
parliament and status-based parties
8. Talking accommodation in Vietnam
nation, the people, and class struggle
9. Talking accommodation in Indonesia
nation, the people, God, and Karl Marx
10. Rethinking developmental states