Do Strong Governments Produce Strong Economies?
By Hilton L. Root
In response to the economic successes of the activist East Asian governments, a new generation of scholars has emerged to advocate the role of a strong state in promoting economic development. Unfortunately, like their weak state opponents, the strong state scholars fail to distinguish between strong governments with limited power and those with unlimited power, leading them to misidentify the root causes of economic development.
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