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This booklet presents an in depth cross-country research of the car in South East Asia. Abbott argues that, opposite to triumphing opinion, the diffusion of producing within the Asia-Pacific has been characterised via hierarchical networks of construction associated with Japan for expertise.
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10 The index approach attempted to attack the problem of economic development through the comparative statics of ideal types (Frank, 1967, p. 5) which for Rostow were historical stages of economic development. In his work The Stages of Economic Growth, Rostow identified five stages through which developing countries would pass to become a mature developed economy. These were: Traditional Society; Preconditions for Takeoff; Take-off; The Drive to Maturity; and the Age of High Mass Consumption. Although Rostow does allow for historical differences between those societies that have reached the age of high mass-consumption and those that are preparing for the take-off, his point is merely to argue that while some differences may hinder development the most important facilitate it.
State autonomy Probably the most important concept in the neo-Weberian paradigm is the idea of state autonomy. , 1985, p. 7) at its core. , p. 25 For neo-Weberians such autonomy is not a fixed, static feature, but something that can ebb and flow. Crises provide an example of moments when the state can exercise autonomy. 26 Therefore, the organisational coherence of state officials (usually non-elected unaccountable bureaucrats), their origins, and whether they share a common ideological position, are considered important for the exercise of autonomy.
Frank, for example, has argued that ‘the characteristics Hoselitz and others attribute to developed and underdeveloped countries present a distorted and inadequate conception of social reality’ (1971, p. ). , p. 189). Consequently, the terminology of dependency and underdevelopment theories parallel the generalised polar positions of modernisation theory. In other words Frank, Amin, Emmanuel, Wallerstein and others, are equally guilty of constructing a deterministic, universal meta-theory of development.