Institutions, Interests, and Ideas: The Evolution of Developmental State Systems in Manchuria, Wartime Japan, and Postwar Japan

Institutions, Interests, and Ideas: The Evolution of Developmental State Systems in Manchuria, Wartime Japan, and Postwar Japan

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This dissertation analyzes institutional origin and evolutional process of the postwar Japanese developmental state system from a historical institutionalist point of view. I argue that the Japanese postwar developmental state system has its roots in the crucial decisions about industrial structure made by the Japanese policymakers in Manchuria and wartime Japan in the context of preparing for a total war with the United States. The decisions made during the critical juncture continued to affect the evolutional process of Japan's economic system for several decades.First, the Meiji government began its modernization project with development in industrial infrastructures particularly in the financial, ... The government considered development in these three sectors indispensable to modernization of the Japanese ... The government also approved establishment of 153 private banks, which composed a network of modern financial ... These figures make a clear contrast with a low level of private investment in the manufacturing sector (2 % of privateanbsp;...


Title:Institutions, Interests, and Ideas: The Evolution of Developmental State Systems in Manchuria, Wartime Japan, and Postwar Japan
Author:Hironori Sasada
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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