Comparative Political Economy of East and South Asia

A Critique of Development Policy and Management

Author: R. Mascarenhas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 033398353X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 3279

In this study of the Comparative Political Economy of East and South Asia, the author adopts an interdisciplinary perspective on Third World development, thus recognising the importance of the interrelationships between the economy and the society and emphasising the need to direct attention to political, institutional and historical factors.

A Comparative Political Economy of Industrial Capitalism

Author: R. Mascarenhas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230597807

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 7720

This comparative study of industrial capitalism is an examination of state-economy relations in mixed economies ranging from the interventionist German and Japanese to the less interventionist Anglo-American. Following the postwar consensus that resulted in the 'golden age' (1950-1973) and ended with the energy crisis, the Anglo-American economies adopted neoliberalism while Germany and Japan remained interventionist. This resulted in the emergence of national types of capitalism. While analyzing the increased competition between them, R.C.Mascarenhas also notes the influence of globalization as well as 'alternative capitalism' with the survival and re-emergence of industrial districts.

The Political Economy of South-East Asia

Markets, Power and Contestation

Author: Garry Rodan,Kevin Hewison,Richard Robison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195517583

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 1752

As market economic systems extend over southeast Asia, the debate over what role the state should play and what political regime is necessary for economic growth is hotly contested. This revised and updated text examines the political economy of specific countries in the region and follows with a thematic and comparative analysis of key issues.

The Political Economy of East Asia

Striving for Wealth and Power

Author: Ming Wan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483305325

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

View: 4546

For students of international political economy, it is hard to ignore the growth, dynamism, and global impact of East Asia. Japan and China are two of the largest economies in the world, in a region now accounting for almost 30 percent more trade than the United States, Canada, and Mexico combined. What explains this increasing wealth and burgeoning power? In his new text, Ming Wan illustrates the diverse ways that the domestic politics and policies of countries within East Asia affect the region’s production, trade, exchange rates, and development, and are in turn affected by global market forces and international institutions. Unlike most other texts on East Asian political economy that are essentially comparisons of major individual countries, Wan effectively integrates key thematic issues and country-specific examples to present a comprehensive overview of East Asia’s role in the world economy. The text first takes a comparative look at the region’s economic systems and institutions to explore their evolution—a rich and complex story that looks beyond the response to Western pressures. Later chapters are organized around close examination of production, trade, finance, and monetary relations. While featuring extended discussion of China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, Wan is inclusive in his analysis, with coverage including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines. The text is richly illustrated with more than fifty tables, figures, and maps that present the latest economic and political data to help students better visualize trends and demographics. Each chapter ends with extensive lists of suggested readings.

East Asian Capitalism

Diversity, Continuity, and Change

Author: Andrew Walter,Xiaoke Zhang

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199643091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

View: 9476

This volume explores variations, continuities, and changes in the institutional foundations of East Asian capitalism since the 1980s, as reflected in business systems, financial structures, and labour markets. These three institutional dimensions have constituted the main underpinnings of post-war capitalist development in East Asia. While the volume encompasses a range of different cases, specific issues and diverse methodologies, they are all structured aroundthe two dominant themes-the continuities and changes in the institutional underpinnings of capitalist development and the main driving forces behind them. These two themes run through the various parts of the volume and facilitate an integrated analysis of how changing institutional practices inbusiness, financial, and labour systems interact and affect the evolution of capitalist political economies in the region.

East Asian Transformation

On the Political Economy of Dynamism, Governance and Crisis

Author: Jeffrey Henderson,William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Greek Language and Literature Jeffrey Henderson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113684113X

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 1311

This book brings together benchmark essays in the field of global political economy, covering the key political-economic issues of East Asian development: the relation between the state and markets; the changing nature of economic governance and its relation to inequality; and the rise of China and its international consequences.

New Dynamics in East Asian Politics

Security, Political Economy, and Society

Author: Zhiqun Zhu

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441166211

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 7316

Using a comparative and thematic approach, this textbook looks at key aspects of the new dynamics in East Asian politics: security, political economy and society.

The Comparative Political Economy of Development

Africa and South Asia

Author: Barbara Harriss-White,Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Somerville College and University Lecturer Judith Heyer,Judith Heyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135171947

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 7085

This book illustrates the enduring relevance and vitality of the comparative political economy of development approach and aptly presents the relation between theory and empirical material in a dynamic and interactive way. It offers a meaningful and powerful explanation of what is happening in the continent of Africa and the sub-continent of South Asia today.

Ideokratien im Vergleich

Legitimation – Kooptation – Repression

Author: Uwe Backes,Steffen Kailitz

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 352536962X

Category: History

Page: 406

View: 7631

Die Autoren des Bandes beleuchten die spezifische Funktionsweise von Ideokratien.

East Asian Democratization

Impact of Globalization, Culture, and Economy

Author: Robert W. Compton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275964467

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 4092

What is the future of Asian democracy? The Asian Crisis and ongoing globalization suggest that traditional governance is increasingly questioned. Compton explores Asian politics through a cultural lens, and he tests an Asian political development model through quantitative analysis and comparative case studies of Japan, South Korea, and Thailand.

Remapping East Asia

The Construction of a Region

Author: T. J. Pempel

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801489099

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 7460

An overarching ambiguity characterizes East Asia today. The region has at least a century-long history of internal divisiveness, war, and conflict, and it remains the site of several nettlesome territorial disputes. However, a mixture of complex and often competing agents and processes has been knitting together various segments of East Asia. In Remapping East Asia, T. J. Pempel suggests that the region is ripe for cooperation rather than rivalry and that recent "region-building" developments in East Asia have had a substantial cumulative effect on the broader canvas of international politics. This collection is about the people, processes, and institutions behind that region-building. In it, experts on the area take a broad approach to the dynamics and implications of regionalism. Instead of limiting their focus to security matters, they extend their discussions to topics as diverse as the mercurial nature of Japan's leadership role in the region, Southeast Asian business networks, the war on terrorism in Asia, and the political economy of environmental regionalism. Throughout, they show how nation-states, corporations, and problem-specific coalitions have furthered regional cohesion not only by establishing formal institutions, but also by operating informally, semiformally, or even secretly.

Politics in Southeast Asia

Democracy Or Less

Author: William Case

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780700716364

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

View: 4905

This volume provides an introduction to the politics of the five key southeast Asian states - Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines - and is intended as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses on this subject. Using a comparative politics and political economy perspective, the author focuses in particular on the degree of democracy in the five countries, arguing that in all the countries considered democracy is, to varying degrees, imperfect. The book synthesises a wide range of scholarship, and presents the material in a concise and accessible way.

Politics and Markets in the Wake of the Asian Crisis

Author: Mark Beeson,Kanishka Jayasuriya,Hyuk-Rae Kim,Richard Robison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134599862

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 1920

This book is a challenging volume by distinguished, leading scholars of East Asian political economy; it provides a distinct alternative to simplistic accounts of the Asian crisis which generally swing between an emphasis on convergence imposed by global economic forces, and the resurrection of the special patterns of East Asian economic governance. The authors argue that global forces and domestic structures are engendering new forms of economic and political regulation in East Asia. While these signal the death knell of the developmental state, this in itself does not presuppose a convergence towards a standard model of global capitalism. The arguments in this book will contribute significantly to the construction of a new research agenda for comparative political economy at the dawn of a new century. Politics and Markets in the Wake of the Asian Crisis covers a range of East Asian countries including the People's Republic of China, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. All the studies are linked together by a common endeavour to explore the dynamic interaction between global economic forces and domestic structures. The book is at the cutting edge of the study of East Asian political economy, and is distinguished by the attention it pays to the regional and international context of the crisis. It also contains theoretically sophisticated analyses of organisations such as APEC and the IMF.

Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia

An Introduction to Governments and Political Regimes

Author: Aurel Croissant,Philip Lorenz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319681826

Category: Political Science

Page: 442

View: 3122

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the political systems of all ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste from a comparative perspective. It investigates the political institutions, actors and processes in eleven states, covering democracies as well as autocratic regimes. Each country study includes an analysis of the current system of governance, the party and electoral system, and an assessment of the state, its legal system and administrative bodies. Students of political science and regional studies will also learn about processes of democratic transition and autocratic persistence, as well as how civil society and the media influence the political culture in each country.

East and Southeast Asia 2012

Author: Steven A. Leibo

Publisher: Stryker Post

ISBN: 1610488865

Category: Reference

Page: 300

View: 376

Updated annually, East & Southeast Asia provides just enough historical background on the evolution of Modern East & Southeast Asia to help readers understand contemporary developments in this vital region. Broad introductory regional and comparative chapters are followed by distinct sections on each country in the region and for some sub-chapters are areas such as Tibet. More specifically, the text focuses on contemporary political, economic and environmental developments and has been especially designed to offer a concise introduction to contemporary developments for students and travelers alike.

Government and Business: American Political Economy in Comparative Perspective

Author: Richard Lehne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1608710173

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

View: 6664

In the wake of worldwide economic turmoil and efforts toward recovery, understanding the interdependence of government and business is more important than ever. In this thoroughly updated edition, Lehne takes a comparative approach, evaluating the U.S. political economy with respect to those of Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and the EU. The book provides detailed historical context for, and a conceptual understanding of, the business-government environment, and then clarifies the roles of the major actors and outlines the regulatory and policy frameworks. Along the way, Lehne probes some of the most crucial dilemmas facing government and business today. Updates to this edition include: * expanded coverage of ethics as it relates to government and business; * greater attention to China in particular in the feature boxes on developing nations; and * a look at relations between government and business at the subnational level. A comprehensive glossary and chapter summaries enhance student learning.

New Regionalism and the European Union

Dialogues, Comparisons and New Research Directions

Author: Alex Warleigh-Lack,Nick Robinson,Ben Rosamond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136721916

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 9096

The debates on regionalism have been polarized between European Union (EU) scholars and non-EU scholars, with the assumption being that regionalism within the EU and other regions of the world are quite distinct, with little to be learnt from dialogue with each other. This book challenges such assumptions and calls for a genuine debate between scholars of regionalism. This book demonstrates that more can and needs to be learned about regional integration all over the world through comparison and reflection on specific regional trends. Beginning with a theoretically driven introduction, leading experts in the field are brought together to offer a series of case studies on regional integration within Latin America, Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. In Part III the authors investigate the links between the EU and selected other regional organisations and processes, exploring the dynamics through which these interregional relations are developing and the implications they have for the study of contemporary regionalism/regionalisation both inside and beyond the continent of Europe. The conclusions set out a challenging research agenda for comparative studies in the field. Addressing one of the under-explored aspects of EU studies, the EU’s coexistence with other pan-continental/regional organisations in the European continent, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of regionalism, IPE, European Studies and international politics.

Governance in Pacific Asia

Political Economy and Development from Japan to Burma

Author: Peter Ferdinand

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441167595

Category: Political Science

Page: 420

View: 5463

The book examines the political economy of the states of Pacific Asia, stretching from Japan to Burma since the end of WWII.

The Political Economy of the New Asian Industrialism

Author: Frederic C. Deyo

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801494499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 7268

"Despite the otherworldly situations he's gotten into, Keiichi's everyday joy is still found as an engineer and mechanic. And as Chihiro's training retreat by the seashore continues, the two of them put that shared passion into practice by building two bikes based on different philosophies, with the help of her old high-school friends Eri and Tasuga--plus (or maybe minus) the 'help' of Urd and Skuld!"--p.[4] of cover.

Asia and Latin America

Political, Economic and Multilateral Relations

Author: Jörn Dosch,Olaf Jacob

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135273235

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 6112

This book analyses the economic, political and socio-cultural relations between Asia and Latin America and examines their growing importance in international relations.