Asian Politics in Development: Essays in Honour of Gordon White

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This volume adopts a multidisciplinary and comparative approach to development that brings together issues that are characteristic of the lifelong scholarship of Professor Gordon White. These include a focus on the state, civil society, welfare and globalization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714653334
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Social Politics, the State, Policy, Comparison: Gordon White's Contribution to China Studies 7
Gordon White and Development Studies: An Appreciation 20
Reform and the Role of the State in China 33
Managing Central-Local Relations During Socialist Marketisation: A Changing Role for the Chinese Communist Party 50
Treasuring the Word: Mao, Depoliticisation and the Material Present 65
State Enterprise Reform and Gender: One Step Backwards for Women? 83
Corporatist Capitalism: The Politics of Accumulation in South India 109
Bias and Capture: Corruption, Poverty and the Limitations of Civil Society in India 123
Between Cant and Corporatism: Creating an Enabling Political Environment for the Poor 150
State Entrepreneurship and Community Welfare Services in Urban China 173
Creating Wealth and Welfare: Entrepreneurship and the Developmental State in Rural China 195
Can Welfare Systems be Evaluated Outside Their Cultural and Historical Context? A Case Study of Children's Homes in Contemporary Japan 214
The East Asian Welfare States in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities 230
Is Globalisation All It is Cracked Up to Be? 255
Globalisation, Privatisation and China's Industrial Labour Systems 273
Bibliography of Gordon White's Works 290
Notes on Contributors 299
Index 303
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