Given the central importance of industrialization and economic development in Pacific Asian countries in recent decades and the intense debate that Pacific Asian practices have caused over the role and function of the state in development, this chapter is devoted to this critical aspect of Pacific Asian government and politics. The chapter ends with a survey of the strategies and scenarios in the transformation of Pacific Asian countries, coverage of the development model debate and an overview of the paradigm shifts that are fundamentally changing the relationship between the public and private sector in the region. This chapter is therefore not about economic miracles in Pacific Asia. Rather, as part of an introductory textbook on Pacific Asian government and politics, it is about how the state sees its core functions, and how it associates itself with national economic activities. It concerns the fundamental debate in the discipline about the role and function of the state in modern society.
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