Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim

Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim

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This book situates the evolution of capitalist economies along Asia's Pacific Rim after the Second World War within broader global, political and economic changes. Specifically, it charts their growth at the interface of periodic crises and successive waves of restructuring, and links changes in the world economy to shifts in regional dynamics in east and southeast Asia. It suggests that while the expansion of Japanese corporate networks was crucial to the emergence of the region as a low-cost exporter to the world, the reintegration of China into the world market will free the region from its dependence on the US as a market of last resort.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 22.86mm | 567g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 figures, 19 tables, figures, bibliog
  • 0415130743
  • 9780415130745

Table of contents

Preface and AcknowledgementsList of Tables and FiguresIntroduction: Dragons, Tigers and Other Myths of Our Time1. Geopolitical Ecology of US HegemonyKorean War, Military Keynesianism, and the New World OrderFree Enterprise System and the Changing Socio-Spatial Dynamics of Production2. Strong States, Weak Societies: State and Class in the Asian RimlandsRecasting State-Society RelationsSummary3. The Making of Industrial Behemoths: Patterns of State Intervention and Industrial OrganizationPolitics in Command?Patterns of Industrial Organization4. Crisis of US Hegemony and the Growth of Regional Economic Integration in Pacific-AsiaThe Gathering StormRiding the Dollar JuggernautMaking the 'Miracle' Economies of the Pacific RimReprise and Review5. Debts and Delusions: Crumbling of a Regional EconomyYears of Living DangerouslyA Paradise of the BlindThings Fall ApartA Change of Skies6. A Bonfire of IllusionsA Brave New WorldHouses of GlassEpilogue: A Future Imperfect: Remaking a Regional EconomyNotesTablesFiguresBibliography
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Review quote

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

Ravi Arvind Palat is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Binghampton and has previously taught at the Universities of Hawaii and Auckland.
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