Tigers in Trouble: Financial Governance, Liberalization and the Crises in East Asia

Tigers in Trouble: Financial Governance, Liberalization and the Crises in East Asia

by Kwame Sundaram Jomo
     
 

This important book provides a cogent critique of the nature of Southeast Asian capitalism. It argues powerfully that the crises in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines as well as South Korea are due not to excessive market regulation, but to too much financial liberalization and a consequent undermining of effective monetary and fiscal governance. While… See more details below

Overview

This important book provides a cogent critique of the nature of Southeast Asian capitalism. It argues powerfully that the crises in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines as well as South Korea are due not to excessive market regulation, but to too much financial liberalization and a consequent undermining of effective monetary and fiscal governance. While recognizing some macro-economic problems and abuses of state intervention in the region, the authors also highlight the nature and implications of current IMF and domestic policy responses which are exacerbating the crises. The first section introduces the crisis; highlights the inadequacies and failure of international financial governance; shows how different these crises are from the earlier Mexican collapse; and investigates the policies on which the IMF is now insisting. The book goes on to present the situation in each country in terms of the historical background, the course of the crisis so far, and the reactions of the various governments.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Provides a critique of the nature of Southeast Asian capitalism, arguing that current economic crises are not due to excessive regulation, but too much financial liberalization and a consequent undermining of monetary and fiscal governance. Part I introduces the crisis, highlighting the failure of international financial governance and investigating IMF policies. Part II presents case studies of five countries, with information on the course of the crisis until early 1998 and the reactions of the various governments. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856496629
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.63(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >