Behind East Asian Growth / Edition 1

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Overview

East Asian countries have adopted remarkably good policies to ensure sustained economic growth, but how did they come to adopt such policies in the first place? This book produces a more thorough explanation than has previously been advanced drawing on several disciplines including contributions from anthropologists, economists, political scientists, technologists, demographers, historians and psychologists. Several contributors have held high positions in Asian governments. Four broad themes are identified:
* effective governance
* achieving and learning societies
* growth with equity
* external influences
This is the most comprehensive account of the foundations of East Asia's rise. Its distinctiveness lies in the range of comparisons across the countries of East and South-East Asia and in the wide array of contributing disciplines.

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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: 9780415165204
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/20/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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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