Intensive and Extensive Mobilisation in the Japanese Economy: An Interpretation of Japanese Capitalism in Historical Perspective

  • Kiichiro Yagi
Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)


Giving a glance to the collapse of the etatist socialist economies, the late Professor Murakami predicted the emergence of the “developmentalism debate” in the intellectual world that had been so far occupied by the great debate on “socialism.”2 The term “developmentalism” signifies here a general attitude of developing nations to whom the state-lead industrialisation has priority in the shaping of the society with liberal democratic ideals.3 Based on the experience of Japan and other newly industrialised economies in Asia, Murakami concluded that “developmentalism” retained its attractiveness to the nations who felt themselves challenged by mighty advanced competitors.


Civil Society Developmentalist State Japanese Firm Japanese Economy Labour Dispute 
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