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A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary analysis of the evolution of successful economic policies in East Asia, this study advances a thorough examination of the sustained economic growth enjoyed by the countries in this region.
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Behind East Asian Growth

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A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary analysis of the evolution of successful economic policies in East Asia, this study advances a thorough examination of the sustained economic growth enjoyed by the countries in this region.
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Brings together experts in fields including anthropology, economics, political science, and psychology, as well as government officials, to uncover the reasons for East Asia's rise in economic power. Material is organized in sections according to four key factors identified: effective governance, achieving and learning societies, growth with equality, and external influences. Specific topics include education, poverty reduction, national security, and political foundations of the economic miracle. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203446942
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/20/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Editor's foreword
1 The political and social foundations of the rise of East Asia: an overview 1
2 Constructing the political foundations of an economic miracle 39
3 Distinctive institutions in the rise of industrial Asia 60
4 Business, politics and policy in East and Southeast Asia 78
5 Singapore's model of development: is it transferable? 105
6 Economic reform in Indonesia: the transition from resource dependence to industrial competitiveness 126
7 Human capital: how the East excels 147
8 Education in Korea and Malaysia 165
9 Science and technology policy and its influence on economic development in Taiwan 185
10 Poverty reduction in Indonesia 209
11 Demographic transition, education and economic growth in East Asian countries 234
12 How many models of Japanese growth do we want or need? 265
13 Japan's influence on the East Asian economies 297
14 National security and the rise of the developmental state in South Korea and Taiwan 319
15 What are the lessons from East Asia? 341
Index 348
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