Discipline And Development: Middle Classes And Prosperity In East Asia And Latin America

Authors: Diane E. Davis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: east, asia, latin, prosperity, classes, development, middle, discipline
Pages: 436
Published: 2004-03-22
Language: English
Category: Economics, Business & Investing,
ISBN-10: 0521807484     ISBN-13: 9780521807487
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: 95.00 USD
Revealing that the key to successful economic development in late industrializers rests in the state's capacity to discipline capitalists, this study sheds light on why certain countries (South Korea and Taiwan) have the capacity to discipline capitalists, while others (Mexico and Argentina) find themselves at the receiving end of industrialists' political and economic power. Closer examination of middle classes, especially rural middle classes, reveals the extent to which they achieve sufficient political sway in politics and society, and thus are able to impose such discipline.

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