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It was considered authoritarian and exclusionary. Park took a pragmatic approach to corruption. On the other hand, the export-oriented economy of the country is also declining. Specifically, what is meant by a developmental state, is a government with sufficient organization and power to achieve its development goals. With a wide range of interventionist policies these states controlled the market forces.

Since then the country's fortunes have

In Taiwan the state promoted small and medium-size enterprises which are also important for the revival of the Korean economy and generating employment. These subcontractors remain more invisible, making it more easy to bribe local officials to maintain poor working conditions. Aid was linked to South Korea's planning and budget process, one of the principles set out in the Paris declaration on aid effectiveness in and expected to be reaffirmed in Busan.

This time Korea needs a developmental state which would promote economic growth, democracy and control economic disparities. Political democratization and economic globalization in Korea were supposed to make life more comfortable but paradoxically the results have not been satisfactory. Similarly, economic globalization has increased the concentration of national resources in few hands. The Asian financial crisis was a major blow to the developmental state system.

Later, various scholars applied this concept of the developmental state in understanding the economic development of other countries of East Asia. Despite the fact that it has a lack of natural resources and an intense competition geographical environment, it has been growing its nation in the form of developmental state.

Due to such subsidies on

Despite being a city-state, Singapore has a successful aviation sector and thriving tourism industry. Income and regional disparities were low and people worked hard on national development.

Therefore, Singapore was vulnerable of facing such surrounding threats. Foreign exchange rates were often manipulated to stimulate export or import the raw materials at lower cost.

Due to such subsidies on exports and manipulation by the government, the relative prices in Korean industry diverged from the free market equilibriums. Since then the country's fortunes have diverged spectacularly.