In this chapter, we shall take a close look at the constitution of the state, and the structure and legitimacy of state authority and explain the phenomenon of state dominance (see Box 3.1). More specifically, this chapter will cover four main issues in the constitution of the state and structure of state authority: State-making projects: How variable are the problems and imperatives that drove the state-making projects of modern Asian states? What kind of state apparatus emerged in the process? How and why do these differ? What are the consequences? How have different colonial heritages shaped the emergent state and with what contemporary consequences? The international construction of the Asian state: To what extent and in what ways and means are Asian states constructed in response to external agents? How far and in what ways have the goals and practices of the USA, Japan and the World Bank and IMF had an impact upon state institutions, state projects and regime imperatives in Asia? How far have external pressures had an impact upon the domestic political economy?
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