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Reconfiguring East Asia : Regional Institutions and Organizations After the Crisis - Mark Beeson

Reconfiguring East Asia

Regional Institutions and Organizations After the Crisis

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Published: 21st February 2002
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The recent economic crisis in East Asia has profoundly altered both the way the region is now perceived and expectations about its future. Even though the initial crisis has abated somewhat, its impact on the region has been profound. Although much attention was initially paid to rather narrow questions of crisis management and debates about 'crony capitalism', less attention has been given to the way the crisis has impacted on, and been mediated by, regional institutions and organizations. It is this absence that the book seeks to address. It focuses both on specific regional organizations like ASEAN, The Asian Development Bank, and APEC, as well as on key institutions such as East Asian legal systems, the media, organized labour, Asian business systems, and the developmental state. It shows how these institutions are linked to national, intra- regional and inter-regional forces, and develops a multi-dimensional picture of the regions and the complex array of forces that are shaping it. The book concludes by addressing the key question of whether regional institutions and organizations are encouraging 'convergence' on western lines, or whether the region is sticking to a divergent path which is institutionalized in its own distinctive ways.
Contributors include Javed Maswood, Griffith University; Kanishka Jayasuriya, City University of Hong Kong; Mukul Asher, University of Singapore; Gary Rodan, Murdoch University; Mark Beeso

'It serves as an ideal text not only for Asia-Pacific regional studies but for those analysts who seek a deeper understanding of globalisation and of competing forms of capitalist political and economic regulation.' - Australian Journal of International Affairs

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction
Theorising Institutional Change in East Asia Mark Beeson
Institutions
Developmental States in
The East Asian Financial Crisis: Midwife to a Movement?
The Implications of the Asian Crisis for Media Control in Asia
Social Security Institutions in Southeast Asia after the
The Rule of Law and Governance in East Asia
Social Movement Unionism in East Asia? Regional and South Korean Union Responses to the
Capitalism in East Asia: The Political Economy of Business Organisation in Japan
Organisations
The Asean Regional Forum: Material and Ideational Dynamics
Asean: The Challenges of Organisational Reinvention
The Asian Development Bank: Time to Wind It Up?
Institutional Evolution at the Trans-Regional Level: APEC and the Promotion of Liberalisation
Conclusion: The More Things Change? Path Dependency and Convergence in East Asia
Index
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ISBN: 9780700714780
ISBN-10: 0700714782
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 21st February 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1