ASIAN GIANTS: Institutional Outcomes

Jan-Erik Lane


Swedish sociologist and Nobel laureate Gunnar Myrdal focused on Asian poverty in his major work An Asian Drama (Myrdal, 1969). Now after fifty years of rapid economic development it is time to inquire into institutional performance and we-ordered societies. The measuring rod -rule of law- has nò basis in mainstream Asisn philosophies: neither Hinduism or Buddhism nor Confucianism or Shintoism.

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