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A comparative political economy of development of Korea and Indonesia : Histrorical-structuralists explanation

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Frame of Image ol of Public Policy and Management, KDI in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY 2002 Professor Hun Joo Park
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A COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT OF KOREA AND INDONESIA: HISTORICALSTRUCTURALISTS EXPLANATION
By Poppy Sulistyaning Winanti
The state in Korea and Indonesia played a crucial role in economic development. It reflected on the choice of strategy and development plan, the role of technocrats, and the relationship between government and big businesses. However, the result is different. Indonesia’s economic development was not as successful as that of Korea’s. This thesis compares divergent political economy of development between Korea and Indonesia. In explaining the divergence, the writer utilizes the historical-structuralists argument. This argument identifies macro-historical forces and their conjunctural dynamics to the political economy of development. It includes state and social formation, colonial legacies, and geo-politics. The findings, based on state and social formation, indicate that the different result of Korea’s and Indonesia’s state intervention was due to; first, the political leadership commitment to economic development in Indonesian case was only a political jargon and was not followed by the concrete executive action as we can find
in Korea. Second, Indonesia did not have a rational and competent bureaucracy as Korea had, rather a rent-seeking bureaucracy. Third, the military in Indone


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Title A comparative political economy of development of Korea and Indonesia
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Histrorical-structuralists explanation

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Winanti, Poppy Sulistyaning

Publisher

[Seoul]:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2002
Pages 99
Subject Country Indonesia(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Economy < Economic Administration
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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