Asian Pacific Political and Economic Development in a Global Context

ISBN-10: 0801330211
ISBN-13: 9780801330216
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Vera Simone
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List price: $169.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/5/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Simone, Vera, The Asian Pacific, 2nd Edition*\The Asian Pacific, Second Edition, provides a thought-provoking introduction to both the internal and international politics of the fifteen mainland and island countries of East and Southeast Asia, including Japan, North and South Korea, China, and Vietnam. Beginning with an examination of the colonial experience and its impact on the growth of nationalism and the formation of modern political and economic institutions, the book utilizes cross-national comparisons to illuminate the transformation of traditional cultures and their adaptation of Western ideologies. For those interested in the political, economic, and cultural development of Asian Pacific countries.

Illustrations and Tables
Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Comparing Asian Pacific Countries: Some Facts and Some Theories
The Asian Pacific Region: Diversity and Commonalities
Theories of Development
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Notes
For Further Reading
The Imposition of Colonialism
The European Roots of Colonialism
Three Theoretical Views of Colonialism
Traditional Societies on the Eve of Colonialism
The Conquest of Southeast and East Asia
Manchu and Meiji: Alternative Responses to Colonialism
The Diversity of Colonial Rule
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Notes
For Further Reading
Nationalism and the Movement for Independence
Nationalism and the Modern Nation-State
The Roots, Trunk, and Branches of Asian Nationalism
The Evolution of the Nationalist Mission in China and Indonesia
Nationalism and the Movement for Independence in the Philippines and Cambodia
Nationalism and Ethnic Separatism in Malaya and Burma
Nationalism from Above in Thailand and Japan
Independence and the Problems of Nation Building
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Notes
For Further Reading
Asian Pacific Governments and Politics in Transition
Three Distinct Theoretical Perspectives on Postindependence
"Anomalous" Authoritarianism
Leninist-Style Parties Adapted to the Asian Context
Rule by Military "Developers"
"Ethnic" Authoritarianism
Authoritarian Pluralism and the Transition to Democracy
Strong State--Weak State
The Special Case of Cambodia
Why Authoritarianism? Is the Trend Toward Democracy?
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Notes
For Further Reading
Political Economy and Development
Distinctive Features of Development in the Asian Pacific
Four Models of Political Economy
Contrasting the Political Economy of Japan and Pre-Reform China
The NICs' Developmental Pattern
The Search for a Socialist Guided Market
Southeast Asia: The NECs and the Exceptions
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Notes
For Further Reading
Culture and Ideology
Culture and Ideology in the Theories of Development
The Appeal of Western Ideologies
Distinctive Features of Asian Cultures
Evolution of Ideologies in Confucian Societies
Evolution of Ideologies in Other Asian Societies
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Notes
For Further Reading
The Global Context of Asian Pacific Development--the Cold War
The Changing World Political System from the 1940s to the New Century
What Explains Foreign Policy Behavior?
The Effects of the Cold War: Wars and Alliances
Erosion of Bipolarity: Nonalignment and Realignments
The End of the Cold War: New Affinities, Old Enemies
Rethinking National Security in the Post-Cold War Era
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Notes
For Further Reading
Political Economy of the Asian Pacific Region
International Politics and the Global Economy in Theoretical Perspective
U.S. Hegemony and a Regional Growth Economy
The Japan-Centered Structure of Regional Trade
Investment Patterns in the Region
Foreign Aid
Trade, Aid, and Investment Among the Newest Entrants to the Region: Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and North Korea
Regional Associations for Economic Cooperation
To Be or Not to Be: The Question of Asian Pacific Regionalism
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Notes
For Further Reading
Summing Up and Looking Ahead
The Record of Political and Economic Achievements
How Well Do the Theories Explain Development?
Prospects for Political Change: Succession, Political Reform, and Human Rights
The New Global Order and Prospects for the Region
Questions for Discussion
Notes
For Further Reading
Acronyms
Index

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