Democratic Developmental States in Comparative Perspective
Four Asian countries - Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea - have been held up as the best cases that exemplify the triumph of development policy in achieving desired social outcomes. In a relatively short period, these countries achieved spectacular growth rates and have been able to sustain economic growth over the long term. But are these results possible to replicate for other countries, undergoing striving for economic and social transition - but in a different socio-political context? Comparative cases include China, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar
Teresita Cruz-del Rosario is a researcher at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. She has a background in Sociology, Social Anthropology and Public Policy from Boston College, Harvard University and New York University. She has recently published a book The State and the Advocate: Development Policy in Asia (UK Routledge 2014). Her research interests focus on social movements, development policy, and comparative political transitions in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
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