The East Asian Industrialization Experience and the Developmental State


Conférence organisée dans le cadre du séminaire "Capitalismes asiatiques: diversité et changement institutionnel” animé par Sébastien Lechevalier. 

This seminar will examine in more empirical detail the question of how these north East Asian countries industrialised so successfully. Discussion will focus on the makings of the developmental state’s transformative capacity. It asks: How did the East Asian Three (Japan, Korea, and Taiwan) rise so far and so fast? How was the political goal to pursue a developmental project translated into effective action ? Why did these states succeed more often than fail ? 


Linda Weiss is Professor Emeritus in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, and Honorary Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University. She has lectured widely in North America, Europe, and East Asia and has held visiting research appointments at UCLA, Cornell, the LSE, the European University Institute, University of Rome (La Sapienza), Stockholm School of Economics, Academia Sinica, Seoul National University, the Kyungnam Institute for Far Eastern Studies (Seoul), and the Academia Sinica. She currently serves on the editorial boards of several international journals.

Her specialism is the comparative and international politics of economic development, with a focus on state capacity and public-private sector relations. Several of her publications on the topics of globalisation and state power, developmental states, and trade politics have been translated into Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Korean, Romanian, Turkish and Chinese. Her forthcoming book, 'Hybrid State, Hybrid Capitalism', shifts the focus of earlier work from Europe and East Asia to the United States. This project on the political economy of national security focuses on the links between security, technology, and political culture. The study has been six years in the making and is her largest to date.



Économie, Sociologie et sciences politiques Capitalisme, Développement, Economie, Economie politique, État et politiques publiques, Globalisation, Industrie, Institutions, Socio-économie Asie orientale

Informations pratiques

  • Mercredi 4 mai 2016 - 13:00 - 15:00
  • EHESS (salle 638) - 190-198, avenue de France 75013 Paris.