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East Asia has in many ways been the cockpit of the globalization process. If the phenomenon as it is generally defined is largely recognized as a relatively recent one, the countries that have experienced most change during this period have been in the region.
Rapid economic growth leading to the Tigers label was followed by financial crisis and partial recovery. Underlying this has been the remarkable success story of Japan since the Second World War, followed by the current, seemingly inexorable progress of China towards centrality on the world'stage.
Jang-Sup Shin has amassed an international team of contributors to shed light on how the various Asian countries have responded to the globalization process. These include James Crotty, Lu Ding and Ha-Joon Chang.
1. Global Challenges and Local Responses: An Introduction Jang-Sup Shin Part 1: Globalization and Macro-Institutions 2.Globalization, Global Standards and the Future of East Asia Ha-Joon Chang 3. Globalization and Challenges to the Developmental State Jang-Sup Shin 4. Globalization and Local Political Economy: The Multi-Scalar Approach Bae-Gyoon Park Part 2: Globalization and Country Experience 5. The Korean Response to Globalization: From East Asian 'Miracle' to Neo-Liberal 'Mediocracy' James Crotty and Kangkook Lee 6. The Chinese Response to Globalization: Accession to the WTO and Its Challenges Ding Lu 7. Re-Assessing the Japanese Response to Globalization Masao Ishikura 8. Globalization and the Malaysian Response: Trade-Related Investment Liberalization under the WTO Rajah Rasiah Part 3: Sectoral and Regional Responses to Globalization 9. Globalization and Transformation of Trade Unions: The Case of the Automobile Industry in Korea and Malaysia Peter Wad 10. Globalization and Labor Market Restructuring: Regional Discrimination in the Korean Labor Market Chang Hui Kang