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Developmental State, Industrial Policy, and Green Growth in China

  • Hüseyin Oğuz Genç
  • K. Ali Akkemik
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Part of the Sustainable Development book series (SD)

Abstract

This chapter gives a clear outlook to the case of the developmental state in China in conjunction with industrial policies. The chapter specifically compares China with the previous developmental states in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Possible cases that evoke the Chinese case or stand as a conceptual approach to the developmental state model are also examined. A brief historical background of Chinese economic development is also provided to see the major events and policy changes. The communist inheritance of Deng Xiaoping and the transformation are defined through remarkable events. This historical outline is linked to a political economy interpretation to explain the institutions, dynamics, and policies that constitute the Chinese developmental state. A comparative analysis elaborates the Chinese developmental state vis-à-vis the previous East Asian experiences. The main question is whether the developmental state is still alive or dead. Since the development process of China is still ongoing, recent events are also of interest to provide an insight to the current stage of development. We also elaborate on the recent green industrial policies in China as a case in point.

Keywords

China Developmental state Green growth Industrial policy East Asia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yenching Academy, Peking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsKadir Has UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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