Emerging Market Democracies: East Asia and Latin America

Overview

The end of the Cold War, the "third wave" of democratization, and economic globalization have presented the newly industrialized countries of East Asia and the liberal democracies of Latin America with increasingly similar international opportunities and constraints. During the 1980s, Latin America made great strides in democratization, while East Asia led the world in economic growth. Are the two regions now converging toward a model that combines economic and political liberalization? Many developments in both ...

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Overview

The end of the Cold War, the "third wave" of democratization, and economic globalization have presented the newly industrialized countries of East Asia and the liberal democracies of Latin America with increasingly similar international opportunities and constraints. During the 1980s, Latin America made great strides in democratization, while East Asia led the world in economic growth. Are the two regions now converging toward a model that combines economic and political liberalization? Many developments in both regions indicate that this is a serious possibility. Although significant countertrends do exist, there is now increased scope for mutual support and encouragement among aspiring democratic forces both within and between these two regions. This book examines these interrelated issues, paying special attention to the effects of the East Asian financial crisis of 1997–98 and its subsequent impact on Latin America.

Contributors: Ananya Basu, World Bank; Francis Fukuyama, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.; Stephan Haggard, University of California-San Diego; Elizabeth M. King, World Bank; Sanjay Marwah, George Mason University; Sylvia Maxfield, Harvard University; Eduardo Silva, University of Missouri-St. Louis and University of Miami; Gordon Redding, University of Hong Kong; Tun-jen Cheng, College of William and Mary; Yun-han Chu, National Taiwan University; Laurence Whitehead, Oxford University.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Perspectives on Political Science
The contributors to the the book make a strong argument that although these two regions seem rather disparate, recent developments indicate that there is strong potential for convergence between them.

— Barsha Khattry

Pacific Affairs
A number of the articles in this book are truly outstanding.

— Juan D. Lindau

Asian Affairs
Emerging Market Democracies provides useful insights into topics that connect market economies to various nations' politics, especially efforts at democratization, and compares and contrasts two important regions of the world in their quests for modernization.

— John F. Copper

Japanese Journal of Political Science
This book is a good start for cross-regional analysis of the political economy of East Asia and Latin America.

— Cynthia McClintock

Perspectives on Political Science - Barsha Khattry
The contributors to the the book make a strong argument that although these two regions seem rather disparate, recent developments indicate that there is strong potential for convergence between them.
Pacific Affairs - Juan D. Lindau
A number of the articles in this book are truly outstanding.
Asian Affairs - John F. Copper
Emerging Market Democracies provides useful insights into topics that connect market economies to various nations' politics, especially efforts at democratization, and compares and contrasts two important regions of the world in their quests for modernization.
Japanese Journal of Political Science - Cynthia McClintock
This book is a good start for cross-regional analysis of the political economy of East Asia and Latin America.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801872198
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: A Journal of Democracy Book
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence Whitehead is a professor at Nuffield College at Oxford University.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Contents:

Stirrings of Mutual Recognition

The Politics of the Asian Financial Crisis

State-bBusiness Relations in South Korea and Taiwan

State-Business Relations in Latin America

Captial Mobility and Democratic Stability

Dimensions of Development

Alternative Systems of Capitalism

Does Education Promote Growth and Democracy?

The Hazards of Convergence

Johns Hopkins University Press

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