Advertisement

The Cultural Roots of “Guerrilla Capitalism” in Taiwan

  • Danny Lam
  • Cal Clark
Chapter
  • 39 Downloads
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

The model of the East Asian developmental state brings together political economy theories and area studies in what appears to be a creative synthesis. On the theoretical plane, strong state leadership has been seen as vital for promoting development because of the special economic and political problems facing "late industrializing" nations (Evans et al., 1985; Gerschenkron, 1962). In terms of area studies, East Asia's rapid economic growth has generally been attributed to strong states and the economic leadership that they (Hong Kong excepted) exercise (Amsden, 1989; Haggard, 1990; Hofheinz and Calder, 1982; Johnson, 1982; Wade, 1990). Strong states that are fairly autonomous from their societies and, thus, able to implement dynamic developmental programs are encouraged, furthermore, by several facets of Confucian culture (Hofheinz and Calder, 1982; Pye, 1985). Thus, East Asia's recent economic success seems to reflect a fortuitous confluence of cultural legacies and the structural imperatives of the contemporary global economy.

Keywords

Small Firm Chinese Culture Established Firm Secret Society Confucian Culture 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Cal Clark and Danny Lam 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Danny Lam
  • Cal Clark

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations