The Foreign Economic Policies of Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan

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"Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan - East Asia's newly industrialised economies (the NIE-3) - experienced a profound development transformation over recent decades. Christopher Dent makes a comparative study of their foreign economic policies, highlighting how the NIE-3 have engaged with the international economic system in an increasingly dynamic way. The book develops a new macro-framework of foreign economic policy analysis that provides the structure for this study." "The author argues that the 'development context' of the NIE-3's foreign economic policies is grounded in their common development statism and semiperipheralisation. He further contends that it is the pursuit of economic security that primarily motivates their respective foreign economic policies." This new conceptualisation of economic security in the context of foreign economic policy will appeal to academics, researchers and students in a wide range of disciplines including: Asian studies, international relations, international political economy, economics and politics.
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Dent (Southeast and East Asian economy, U. of Hull, UK) comparatively studies the newly industrialized economies of East Asia, arguing that the foreign economic policies of all the governments is motivated by a search for economic security. The basis of his study is a collection of interviews 156 with government, business, and NGO actors, in which he questions not only technical aspects and recent events of policy, but also changes in underpinning ideologies, values and ideas, and contesting influences of political and economic actors. While significant differences are found, Dent contends that the common developmental context of the three actors is a situation of developmental statism and semi-peripheralization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840648386
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Interviewed agencies
1 Foreign economic policy: a new macro-analytical framework 1
2 The development context: development statism and semi-peripheralization in perspective 34
3 Singapore: the FEP of a global city-state 61
4 South Korea: the FEP of a deconstructing developmental state 132
5 Taiwan: the FEP of a contested state 208
6 Conclusion: a comparative summary 283
References 295
Index 321
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