Political Economy of Japanese and Asian Development

Political Economy of Japanese and Asian Development

This book deals with the major problems that Japan and East Asian countries have faced during the turbulent years of their reconstruction and development from 1945 to the present time.

Author: Shinichi Ichimura

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 443170227X

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

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This book deals with the major problems that Japan and East Asian countries have faced during the turbulent years of their reconstruction and development from 1945 to the present time. The Development Report of the World Bank 1993 on the same subject was given the subtitle East Asian Miracle. I have never thought, however, that the impressive achievement of East Asian development was a miracle in any sense. Indeed, as this book tries to show, Japanese and Asian development has been the fruit of the sweat, tears, and blood of all East Asian nations. The efforts and sacrifices involved in the process of their development after World War II are no less than those during the war itself. One should not overlook the fact that almost all the peoples of East Asia have achieved not just economic development but indeed new nation-building after hundreds of years of coloni al submission. It is my assertion in this book that even economists' analyses of Asian development should pay attention to not only the logos but also the pathos of develop ment in this last half of twentieth century. Ever since I became the director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University in 1969, I have written extensively in English as well as in Japanese on the various problems arising in the Japanese and other Asian economies.
Categories: Political Science

East Asian Development Model

East Asian Development Model

And if so, what is it? This book addresses this issue by looking at the economic, political and cultural perspectives of China, Japan and South Korea, focusing on dynamism and potential consensus regarding an East Asian development model.

Author: Shiping Hua

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317815778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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Given the impressive growth in East Asia after World War II, initially led by Japan, the region's development models have been scrutinized since the 1980s. The shared Confucian cultural heritage, strong government guidance, and export led economies were often cited as contributors to the impressive growth. However, major changes have taken place in Asia on and around the turn of the century: Japan experienced two decades of economic slow-down, while World Bank figures reveal that China is poised to become the largest economy in the world in 2014, overtaking the United States. Bearing this in mind, is it even possible to formulate an East Asian development model in the context of a shifting twenty-first century? And if so, what is it? This book addresses this issue by looking at the economic, political and cultural perspectives of China, Japan and South Korea, focusing on dynamism and potential consensus regarding an East Asian development model. The chapters offer a historical background to the East Asian development model, as well as in-depth case studies of each of the countries concerned to show that whilst the East Asian development model does have distinct characteristics as compared with other areas, and other countries may draw some insights from the East Asian experience, it is not a panacea that fits all circumstances and fits all times. This book will be welcomed by students and scholars of Asian economics, Asian politics, international political economy and development studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Asian Economic and Political Issues

Asian Economic and Political Issues

The nine contributions of the inaugural volume emphasize economics and trade.

Author: Frank H. Columbus

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023106425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Begins a series that will present substantial research contributions dealing with current political and economic developments in Asia, the papers selected for quality, relevance, and timeliness. The nine contributions of the inaugural volume emphasize economics and trade. The topics include trade policies and dynamics in greater China, research and development activities and trade specialization in Japan, and confronting contradictions in the Indian economy. Reproduced from typescripts. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Business & Economics

South Asian Economic Development

South Asian Economic Development

The notion that South Asian economies have tended to be less successful than those of East Asia is critically examined and the reasons why discussed.

Author: Moazzem Hossain

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415122880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The notion that South Asian economies have tended to be less successful than those of East Asia is critically examined and the reasons why discussed. Countries covered include Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Key issues examined: * agriculture and rural development * labour market and human resource development * trade and industry policies * foreign investment and technological capabilities * foreign aid and economic development * financial development and economic performance * poverty, inequality and economic development * regional economic co-operation * 'green' development.
Categories: Business & Economics

Economic change social structure and the political system in Southeast Asia

Economic change  social structure  and the political system in Southeast Asia

In this study the author compares the socio-economic and political developments of the five original member-states of ASEAN, which have similar historical experiences and currently adopt strategies of economic development which have much in ...

Author: Harold A. Crouch

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: UOM:39015012966357

Category: Social Science

Page: 68

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In this study the author compares the socio-economic and political developments of the five original member-states of ASEAN, which have similar historical experiences and currently adopt strategies of economic development which have much in common. The emphasis, however, is on the Philippoines, with comparisons being made between that country and the rest.
Categories: Social Science

Structural Adjustment Global Trade and the New Political Economy of Development

Structural Adjustment  Global Trade  and the New Political Economy of Development

The changes in the global economy are so profound, this book argues, that the world is now confronted with nothing less - in both institutional and policy terms - than a new political economy of development.

Author: Biplab Dasgupta

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023470920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

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The changes in the global economy are so profound, this book argues, that the world is now confronted with nothing less - in both institutional and policy terms - than a new political economy of development. The author provides an intellectually commanding survey of this new terrain. He subjects its economic and ideological assumptions to trenchant critique and shows how the rules of the game primarily reflect the interests of the rich and powerful countries of the North. He also surveys the economic performance of the various regions of the South and explores the real reasons for the success of certain Asian economies (reasons which run counter to so many of the policy prescriptions laid down by the West for the rest of the South).
Categories: Business & Economics

China Factors

China Factors

The book will be of keen interest to specialists in Asian studies, and China in particular, as well as those interested in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

Author: Gordon Cheung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351528818

Category: Political Science

Page: 177

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China Factors offers a first-hand perspective on political and socio-economic changes in Hong Kong after the official changeover to control by China. It reflects the author's observations, personal encounters, interviews, and experiences, especially after 1997 when the changeover occurred, and also when the Asian financial crisis emerged.The focus here is on the political economy of Greater China (China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong). The author witnessed the subtle political and economic changes in Hong Kong during the period, and the clear and present influence of China on Hong Kong as well as Taiwan. China Factors illustrates the full import of the rise of China, and the impact of political, social, and economic relations around Greater China.Gordon Cheung shows, the key factors for the region are integration, interdependence, identity, and independence--otherwise known as the four i's. Individually, each factor spurs new directions in the ever-changing political economy of that region. Other factors, such as cross- strait relations, and Hong Kong and Macau's reversion to China, are also creating new interactions within the region. Politically, these China factors challenge traditional bilateral and multilateral relations. Conceptually, they require further investigation, as possible new Chinese interactions with other states may influence regional affairs.Cheung believes the examination of the China factors he identifies here will help to shed light on evolving East Asian relations as well as to spur reexamination of governance of this important region. The book will be of keen interest to specialists in Asian studies, and China in particular, as well as those interested in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
Categories: Political Science

Socio economic and Political Development in South Asia

Socio economic and Political Development in South Asia

A large segment of world population inhabits in South Asia . Though grouped under ' developing countries ' manifested by many problems -- poverty , hunger , overpopulation , unemployment , political instability , insurgency and social ...

Author: Tilak Raj Sareen

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 8182050774

Category: Community development

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Categories: Community development