Thailand at the Margins: Internationalization of the State and the Transformation of Labour

Thailand at the Margins: Internationalization of the State and the Transformation of Labour

by Jim Glassman, J. Glassman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199267634

ISBN-13: 9780199267637

Pub. Date: 05/15/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Jim Glassman addresses the role of the state in the industrial transformation of what was, before the economic crisis of 1997-98, one of Southeast Asia's fastest growing economies. Analyzing the Cold War period, the period of the economic boom, as well as the economic crisis and its political aftershock, Thailand at the Margins recasts the story of the Thai state's

Overview

Jim Glassman addresses the role of the state in the industrial transformation of what was, before the economic crisis of 1997-98, one of Southeast Asia's fastest growing economies. Analyzing the Cold War period, the period of the economic boom, as well as the economic crisis and its political aftershock, Thailand at the Margins recasts the story of the Thai state's post-World War II development performance by focusing on uneven industrialization and the interaction between internationalization and the transformation of Thai labor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199267637
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/15/2004
Series:
Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. The problematic: territorial state, international capital, and uneven industrial development in Thailand
1. State power beyond the 'territorial trap': the internationalization of the state
2. Internationalization of the state under US hegemony: building the Cold War regime and capturing peasants, 1945-75
3. Internationalization of the state under US hegemony and Japanese quasi-hegemony: promoting industrialization and discipling labour, 1945-2000
4. Internationalization of the state under Japanese quasi-hegemony: marginalizing Northern workers, 1980-2000
5. Interpreting post-World War II development in Thailand: more and less than a national phenomenon
6. Uneven economic crisis, industrial restructuring, and the politics of development in a post-nationalist era
Conclusion. Thailand at the Margins
Bibliography

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