The Politics of Developmentalism

The Midas States of Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan

  • John Minns

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John Minns
    Pages 118-149
  3. John Minns
    Pages 181-211
  4. John Minns
    Pages 212-230
  5. John Minns
    Pages 231-244
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-310

About this book


Minns argues that the industrial transformations of Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan were based on the existence of powerful developmentalist states in each. It explores the origins of such states and their dynamics and connects the form of autonomy they enjoy within their countries to the policies they pursue.


autonomy development dictatorship dynamics politics revolution state transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • John Minns
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesAustralia National UniversityAustralia

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