Developmental State Debate
Argument by Chalmers Johnson – connection between state and business was not interference of direction by the state of the market – it was a positive relationship involving many actors – MITI.
Japan was origin of developmental state model – combination of state banks, economic planning, steering, alliance between finance, gov’t and pursuit of national development. Interlocking of government and business.
Most businessmen are retired government bureaucrats.
Argument that developmental state only applied to north-east asia –and other places such as Thailand, etc weaker but had impressive results – developmental state notion is not restricted to geographically and required to fast growth.