Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim / Edition 1

Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim / Edition 1

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Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim / Edition 1

This book situates the evolution of capitalist economies along Asia's Pacific Rim after the Second World War within broader global, political and economic changes. Specifically, it charts their growth at the interface of periodic crises and successive waves of restructuring, and links changes in the world economy to shifts in regional dynamics in east and southeast Asia. It suggests that while the expansion of Japanese corporate networks was crucial to the emergence of the region as a low-cost exporter to the world, the reintegration of China into the world market will free the region from its dependence on the US as a market of last resort.

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ISBN-13: 9780415130745
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia Series
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Dragons, Tigers and Other Myths of Our Time
1. Geopolitical Ecology of US Hegemony
-Korean War, Military Keynesianism, and the New World Order
-Free Enterprise System and the Changing Socio-Spatial Dynamics of Production
-"Second American Invasion" and Postwar Reconstruction in Europe
-Remapping the Industrail Geography of the United States
-War and Reconstruction along the Asian Rimlands
2. Strong States, Weak Societies: State and Class in the Asian Rimalnds
Recasting State-Society Relations
Land Reforms and the Ellimination of Landlords
Coercion, Cooptation, and Corruption in Labor Subordination
Dependent Bourgeoisies
3. The Making of Industrial Behemoths: Patterns of State Intervention and Industrial Organization
Politics in Command?
South Korea and Taiwan
Hong Kong and Singapore
Patterns of Industrial Organization
Taiwan and South Korea
Hong Kong and Singapore
4. Crisis of US Hegemony and the Growth of Regional Economic Integration in Pacific-Asia
The Gathering Storm
Riding the Dollar Juggernaut
Making the 'Miracle' Economies of the Pacific Rim
Reprise and Preview
5. Debts and Delusions: Crumbling of a Regional Economy
Years of Living Dangerously
Plaza Accord and the Changing Topography of Manufacturing
A Paradise of the Blind
Things Fall Apart
A Change of Skies
6. A Bonfire of Illusions
A Brave New World
Houses of Glass
Epilogue: A Future Imperfect: Remaking a Regional Economy

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