Workshop: Developmental States beyond East Asia

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On Development and the Global Political Economy

Workshop: Developmental States beyond East Asia 

Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Friday, June 5, 2015 

Sponsored by:

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University

Development Politics Specialist Group, Political Studies Association



Jojo Nem Singh, University of Sheffield/ PSA Development Politics

Jesse Salah Ovadia, Newcastle University


Developmental States beyond East Asia is a small specialist workshop that will be held at Newcastle University on June 5, 2015. This workshop will explore whether the concept of ‘developmental states’ retains analytical purchase on how states respond to pressures of globalisation, particularly in the aftermath of privatisation and liberalisation of national economies. We will revisit the ‘East Asian model’ to reflect on the theoretical debates on state capacity, political autonomy, and changing state-business relations. In particular,  the workshop will critically analyse how the ‘East Asian model’ has been interpreted and applied in other regions of the developing world, and the…

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