The Rise, the Fall, and the Recovery of Southeast Asia's Minidragons

The Rise, the Fall, and the Recovery of Southeast Asia's Minidragons : How Can Their History Be Lessons We Shall Learn during the Twenty-first Century and Beyond?

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The Rise, the Fall, and the Recovery of Southeast Asia's Minidragons offers a comprehensive study of recent Asian economic history. As the global economy adjusts to an increasing Asian presence, David Hollingsworth examines specific case models from the 1990s to draw conclusions, create paradigms, and prepare guidelines for the future. With studies ranging from Taiwan to Malaysia and an in-depth analysis of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-1998, this is one of the most in-depth studies of contemporary Asian economic history. With clear focus and a wide range, Hollingsworth shows the relevance of recent history to the current economic situations. Contract principle is essentially the driving force that propelled East Asia to engage in a series of policies that were responsible for its economic growth and sustainability since the late 1950s. The book discusses such growth and examines the economic history of this period. It examines the move from Import-Substitution-Industrialization to Export-Orientation and the forces leading to the subsequent Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-1998. The book applies a structural investigation to case studies of: Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It concludes by shaping the historical lessons into a vision for the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • 0739119826
  • 9780739119822
  • 1,783,153

About David Hollingsworth

David Hollingsworth is assistant editor for the Center for International Relations, a forum based in Arlington, VA. A graduate from both American University and the State University of New York at Buffalo, he lives in Washington, D.C. Click to read David Hollingsworth's recent interview with the International Affairs Forumshow more

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A well-written, properly documented study examining the contemporary histories of Southeast Asia countries referred to as 'Asia's minidragons' for their rapid economic growth: Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia... This book will be useful for graduate students in economic development and economists interested in economic problems in Third World countries. Recommended. CHOICEshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Rise and Fall of Southeast Asia as a Regional Economic Predominant: Some General Evaluations Chapter 2 Taiwan's Economic Path after the Second World War Chapter 3 Singapore's Vision for Economic Growth, Sustainability, and Re-growth of Today and Tomorrow Chapter 4 The Dynamics Behind Malaysia's Economic Growth: An Uneasy Road for Prosperity Still Followed Chapter 5 Thailand: From Economic Growth to the Initial Point of the Domino Effect of Currency Devaluations and Beyond Chapter 6 Indonesia: Its Rise to Commercial Power & Factors Leading to the Instabilities of 1997 and Beyond Chapter 7 The Asia of Today and Beyond: The Lessons to Be Learned from the Asian Experience Chapter 8 Epilogue: A Final School of Thought: Taking Stock in a Vision with and Beyond the Lessonsshow more