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date: 25 September 2021

developmental state 

Source:
A Dictionary of Human Geography
Author(s):

Alisdair Rogers,

Noel Castree,

Rob Kitchin

A form of government involving direct, concerted, and sustained intervention in national economic development through industrial policies such as export-led growth and labour control. The term is generally applied to East Asian countries such as Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan where, in the late 20th century, technocrats and planners were responsible for strategically shaping those countries’ economies rather than just regulating them indirectly.... ...

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