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Developmental MindsetThe Revival of Financial Activism in South Korea$
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Elizabeth Thurbon

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501702525

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501702525.001.0001

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Developmental States

Developmental States

Bringing Ideas Back In

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Developmental Mindset

Elizabeth Thurbon

Cornell University Press

This chapter shows how declinist literature about Korea are misleading. In their modeling of the East Asian developmental state, for example, declinists draw most heavily on the context-specific, highly centralized, and coercive Korean state of the 1970s—and the specific set of industrial policies it pursued in that period. Deviations from this highly specific set of institutional arrangements and policy instruments—of which there were a significant number in the post-1970s period—tend to be offered as evidence of the “dismantling” of the developmental state model. The chapter then develops a conceptual framework and defense of the developmental state idea, arguing that it is necessary to return ideas to the center of this important analytical framework in order to illuminate the process of developmental state evolution.

Keywords:   declinist literature, Korea, developmental state model, Korean state, 1970, industrial policies, developmental state evolution

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