chapter  2
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The Client and Corporate State of Taiwan: 1945-1986

Scholars use a variety of approaches to explain state-society relations in Taiwan. Some focus on the dynamism of autonomous economic forces as the agents of Taiwan’s industrialization. Others point to the role of the state both in developing economic foundations and creating an environment for political change. Still others combine characteristics from both the capitalist and corporatist approaches, in what can be termed a pluralistic interpretation.