Thailand beyond the Crisis / Edition 1

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Thailand Beyond the Crisis includes recent research to give an accurate and up to date picture of the status of Thailand's economic recovery. The Asian economic crisis began in Thailand and ended a decade of sustained economic boom. This book identifies the role of policy errors involving both the Thai government and the IMF that lead to the crash of the fastest growing economy in the world. Warr addresses the consequences of the crisis, including sharply increased poverty incidence and a backlog of non-performing loans, which clogged the banking system, delaying recovery. This book also explores the political consequences of these events, including the emergence of the populist government of tycoon turned politician Thaksin Shinawatra. Featuring distinguished contributors, including many from Thailand, this survey concludes that Thailand's long-term prospects depend on crucial economic reforms.

Key contents includes:

The Social Consequences of the crisis, and alternatives

Public sector reform

Implications of a floating exchange rate

Education

Urbanization and the environment

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415244473
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia Series , #5
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Background to the crisis and the recovery process 1
1 Boom, bust and beyond 3
2 Anatomy of the crisis 66
Pt. II The social and political context of the recovery process 105
3 Pluto-populism : Thaksin and popular politics 107
4 Socio-economic consequences of the crisis 138
5 Developing social alternatives : walking backwards into a khlong 161
Pt. III The new environment for economic policy making 185
6 Public sector reform : a post-crisis opportunity 187
7 Dealing with debt : NPLs and debt restructuring 208
8 The implications of a flexible exchange rate 232
Pt. IV The long term : human capital, urbanization and the environment 249
9 Education : the key to long-term recovery? 251
10 Urbanization : new drivers, new outcomes 285
11 Natural resources and the environment 315
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