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China as Exemplar: Justin Lin, New Structural Economics, and the Unorthodox Orthodoxy of the China Model
Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, Malaysia.
2020 (English)In: Politics & Policy, ISSN 1555-5623, Vol. 48, no 5, p. 815-835Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite vociferous disagreement by scholars and ambivalence by China over a "China Model" of development, China is still held up as an exemplar of development. Nowhere is this clearer than in the theory of New Structural Economics (NSE) promulgated by the former Chief Economist of the World Bank, Justin Lin. We seek to critically engage Lin's theory apropos of China and China's geopolitical and economic interests in Africa. Lin argues that developing countries can learn from China's development experience, and his theory, NSE, fills this experience with theoretical content. China, though often dismissive of a "China Model," gains a soft power advantage from its association with NSE as an exemplar and from Lin's own role in rationalizing China-Africa economic interests in purely analytical and intellectual terms. In Ethiopia, the regime actively heeded Lin's policy advice and implemented development policies in line with his theoretical model. Justin Lin's "China Model" is not an antagonistic model, but part of mainstream economic theorizing. It does not represent a competing counter-hegemonic model. It is complementary to the global capitalist system. This is the unorthodox orthodoxy of Justin Lin's "China Model."

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John Wiley & Sons, 2020. Vol. 48, no 5, p. 815-835
Keywords [en]
China Model, New Structural Economics, Justin Lin, China's Geopolitical Interests in Africa, Ethiopia, China-Africa, Development, World Bank, Washington Consensus, Beijing Consensus, Soft Power
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-36677DOI: 10.1111/polp.12376ISI: 000575927600001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85092150154OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-36677DiVA, id: diva2:1499493
Available from: 2020-11-09 Created: 2020-11-09 Last updated: 2024-06-17Bibliographically approved

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