Democratic Developmental States in a Comparative Perspective

Democratic Developmental States in a Comparative Perspective

CROP LECTURE by visiting researcher Teresita Cruz-del Rosario

10 December 2015 (10:15-11:30) | Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Norway

Four Asian countries - Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea - have been held up as the best cases that exemplify the triumph of development policy in achieving desired social outcomes.  In a relatively short period, these countries achieved spectacular growth rates and have been able to sustain economic growth over the long term.

But are these results possible to replicate for other countries, undergoing striving for economic  and social transition - but in a different socio-political context?

Comparative cases include China, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar

Teresita Cruz-del Rosario is a researcher at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. She has a background in Sociology, Social Anthropology and Public Policy from Boston College, Harvard University and New York University. She has recently published a book The State and the Advocate: Development Policy in Asia (UK Routledge 2014). Her research interests focus on social movements, development policy, and comparative political transitions in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Teresita is a visiting researcher at the CROP Secretariat in December 2015.

The lecture is free and open for all, it will be held in Bergen Resource Center for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31.


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