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Thailand at the Margins : Internationalization of the State and the Transformation of Labour - Jim Glassman

Thailand at the Margins

Internationalization of the State and the Transformation of Labour

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780199267637
Number Of Pages: 264

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Jim Glassman addresses the role of the state in the industrial transformation of what was, before the economic crisis of 1997-98, one of Southeast Asia's fastest growing economies. Approaching this issue from a different angle to those dominating 1980s and 1990s debates about the role of states in East Asian growth, Glassman argues that the Thai state has been both proactive and interventionist in encouraging industrial transformation - contrary to what neo-liberals have asserted - but at the same time has not been a 'developmental' state of the sort championed by neo-Weberian analysts of East Asia. Analyzing the Cold War period, the period of the economic boom, as well as the economic crisis and its political aftershock, Thailand at the Margins recasts the story of the Thai state's post-World War II development performance by focusing on uneven industrialization and the interaction between internationalization and the transformation of Thai labour.

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excellent and informative book... Environment and Planning A ...a valuable source of information about Thailand... Environment and Planning A

Introduction: The problematic: territorial state, international capital, and uneven industrial development in Thailand 1: State power beyond the 'territorial trap': the internationalization of the state 2: Internationalization of the state under US hegemony: building the Cold War regime and capturing peasants, 1945-75 3: Internationalization of the state under US hegemony and Japanese quasi-hegemony: promoting industrialization and discipling labour, 1945-2000 4: Internationalization of the state under Japanese quasi-hegemony: marginalizing Northern workers, 1980-2000 5: Interpreting post-World War II development in Thailand: more and less than a national phenomenon 6: Uneven economic crisis, industrial restructuring, and the politics of development in a post-nationalist era Conclusion: Thailand at the Margins Bibliography

ISBN: 9780199267637
ISBN-10: 0199267634
Series: Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.52