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Author Islam, Iyanatul, 1953-

Title The political economy of east Asia : post-crisis debates / Iyanatul Islam and Anis Chowdhury
Published Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000

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Description x, 278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents 1. The Evolution of East Asian Political Economy: An Analytical History -- 2. Crisis, Democratic Governance, and Prosperity -- 3. Capital Flows and Macroeconomic Management -- 4. Financial Liberalisation and Prudential Regulation -- 5. Labour Rights and East Asian Economic Development: Which Way Now? -- 6. Poverty, Inequality, and Economic Growth -- 7. Governing East Asia in the 21st Century: Towards a Post-Washington Consensus?
Summary "The Political Economy of East Asia: Post-crisis Debates critically evaluates the current orthodoxy in the light of the Asian financial crisis and places the debates on East Asian political economy within the broad context of development studies. It explores the causes of the East Asian crisis from the perspectives of competing theories and highlights a distinct strand - the 'new' political economy. The book examines the relationship between state structures, financial sector reform, and prudent macroeconomic management within the context of globalised capital and the dominance of 'hot money'. It examines and evaluates the prospects of a reform agenda that would enable policy-makers to build a normative framework of democratic governance that could guide the region's search for new institutional arrangements to supplant its authoritarian past and cope with the aftermath of the crisis. The book also draws attention to the re-emergence of inequality and poverty, especially after the crisis."--Jacket
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Financial crises -- East Asia.
Financial crises -- Southeast Asia.
Far East -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Far East -- Economic conditions.
Far East -- Economic policy.
Far East -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Far East -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Asia, Southeastern -- Economic conditions.
Asia, Southeastern -- Economic policy -- Social aspects.
Asia, Southeastern -- Economic policy.
Author Chowdhury, Anis, 1954-
LC no. 2001269655
ISBN 0195540905 (paperback)