Compressed Development

  title={Compressed Development},
  author={D. Hugh Whittaker and Tianbiao Zhu and Timothy J. Sturgeon and Mon Han Tsai and Toshie Okita},
  journal={Studies in Comparative International Development},
In this paper we argue that the path of economic development for would-be developers has changed fundamentally since the 1980s. Focusing on East Asia, and taking a broad perspective that spans the economic and social dimensions of development, we contend that the path charted by the “late development” model has become all but impassible. The path is now better conceived as one of “compressed development.” Key differences are 1) the extent and consequences of compression; 2) the primary mode of… 
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