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Rethinking Asia’s Economic Miracle: The Political Economy of War, Prosperity and Crisis

Publisher: , 2017
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From the publisher’s website:

In the new edition of this important contribution to understanding both the Asian economic miracle and the 1997-8 crisis, Richard Stubbs assesses the main explanations to date and updates the analysis to take account of globalization and the remarkable economic rise of China.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Old Order and Its Destruction
  3. Saved by the Korean War
  4. The Cold War Years
  5. The Vietnam War as Economic Catalyst
  6. Re-enter Japan
  7. The End of the Cold War, Liberalization, Crisis, and the Financial Crisis
  8. China and Its Neighbours
  9. Conclusion.

LKL says:

Stubbs’s thesis is simple: that one of the key drivers of Asia’s economic growth has been not free market economics, not Confucian values, not the developmental state, not Japanese or American hegemony, but war, both hot and cold. We enjoyed the first, 2007, edition, which has now been updated with a chapter on China.

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