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Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim : Routledgecurzon Studies in the Modern History of Asia, 19 - Ravi Arvind Palat

Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim

Routledgecurzon Studies in the Modern History of Asia, 19

Hardcover Published: 19th February 2004
ISBN: 9780415130745
Number Of Pages: 296

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This book situates the evolution of the high growth economies along Asia's Pacific Rim after the Second World War within broader global political and economic changes. Specifically, it charts the growth of capitalist economies in the region throughout periodic crises and successive waves of restructuring, and links changes in the world economy to shifts in the domestic political economies of East and Southeast Asia. It suggests that the financial crisis of 1997-98 laid the basis for a new phase of regional economic integration in Pacific-Asia.
Key issues examined include:
* comparison of patterns of state intervention and industrial organization in individual countries
* history of US power in the region
* analysis of class and state-society relations
* how shifts in regional dynamics can effect changes in the world economy
Through this detailed analysis of regional economic growth and integration since 1945, "Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim" concludes that the continued accumulation of capital in East and Southeast Asia is undermining the material foundations of US power.
This comprehensive survey of the emergence of Asia's Pacific Rim will intrigue and inform scholars of Asian Studies, Sociology and Development Studies alike.

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'A very detailed synthesis of a large variety of empirical materials presented in previous scholarly work by other social scientists.' - Progress in Human Geography

Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Tables and Figures
Introduction: Dragons, Tigers and Other Myths of Our Time
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
Strong States, Weak Societies: State and Class in the Asian Rimlands
Recasting State-Society Relations
Summary
The Making of Industrial Behemoths: Patterns of State Intervention and Industrial Organization
Politics in Command?
Patterns of Industrial Organization
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 Review
Debts and Delusions: Crumbling of a Regional Economy Years of Living Dangerously
A Paradise of the Blind
Things Fall Apart
A Change of Skies
A Bonfire of Illusions A Brave New World
Houses of Glass Epilogue: A Future Imperfect: Remaking a Regional Economy
Notes
Tables
Figures
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780415130745
ISBN-10: 0415130743
Series: Routledgecurzon Studies in the Modern History of Asia, 19
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 19th February 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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