THE ORIGIN OF DEVELOPMENTAL STATE IN SINGAPORE

Diandini Rahmawati Irawan

Abstract


This essay describes the origin of developmental state in Singapore. What characteristic that Singapore
has as a developmental state that can support their economic growth and political stability. This article
uses a qualitative approach which data collection techniques are literature studies. This article will
analyze the circumstances in which developmental state emerges. It will argue the relevancies in using
the developmental state concept as an alternative solution in gaining rapid socio economic growth.
My contention is that the developmental state notion is still relevant in order to explain about the
changing strategy in industrial policies. Moreover, the successful implementation of the developmental
state will be continue if Singapore can deliver socioeconomic growth while at the same time it can
manage class relation in society.
Keywords: developmental state, socioeconomic growth, class relation

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