The Political and Economic Transition in East Asia: Strong Market, Weakening State
edited by Xiaoming Huang
Georgetown University Press, 2001
Cloth: 978-0-87840-818-4
Library of Congress Classification HC460.5.P64 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 338.95


Since the 1960s, the Asian Tigers have combined economic success and autocratic politics. Now in the wake of a daunting financial crisis, these nations are moving toward political change as well as renewed growth. What direction will these changes take? Will the traditional Asian "development state" give way to the American model of market liberalism?

This book explores the complex transitions under way in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, as the leaderships shift their economic and political relationships in order to survive in the global economy. Written by a team of international scholars in political science, economics, international relations, and Asian studies, this book illuminates the significant changes in the political economies of the major Asian states.

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