Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia

Hardcover | July 15, 2012

EditorAnthony DCosta

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This collection documents the different ways in which Asian governments have been pursuing economic nationalism even as they have been integrating with the world economy. The book challenges the popular view that with globalization, either the role of the state becomes redundant or thatstates are unable to purposefully intervene in the economy. The book argues that since most states pursue national interests, which largely include economic development, they work with national business and often intervene on their behalf to create internationally competitive industries. Statesare thus viewed as integral to capitalist development, and economic nationalism is neither theoretically nor empirically redundant. Contributors from Asia and elsewhere present wide-ranging arguments and evidence to counter the view that with globalization economic nationalism is passe. Instead, they demonstrate that states in Asia are active in shaping trade, investment, technological, industrial, and financial outcomes. Usinginterdisciplinary social science approaches that are also historically sensitive, this book critically assesses why and how states in select Asian countries continue to intervene in the economy in both familiar and novel ways. Countries covered include India, China, South Korea, Singapore, Japan,and the East Asian region as a whole. Together they illustrate why these states practice economic nationalism even as they enthusiastically embrace the generalized process of globalization through domestic reforms and liberalization.

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This collection documents the different ways in which Asian governments have been pursuing economic nationalism even as they have been integrating with the world economy. The book challenges the popular view that with globalization, either the role of the state becomes redundant or thatstates are unable to purposefully intervene in th...

Prior to joining the Copenhagen Business School, Anthony D'Costa was with the University of Washington for 18 years. He has written extensively on the political economy of steel, automobile, and IT industries covering themes of globalization, development, innovations, and industrial restructuring. Of his eight books, most recently he ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pagesPublished:July 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019964621X

ISBN - 13:9780199646210

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Ajit Singh: Foreword1. Anthony P. D'Costa: Capitalism and Economic Nationalism: Asian State Activism in the World Economy2. Mark Selden: Economic Nationalism and Regionalism in Contemporary East Asia3. Surajit Mazumdar: Big Business and Economic Nationalism in India4. Yongnian Zheng and Rongfeng Pan: From Defensive to Aggressive Strategies: The Evolution of Economic Nationalism in China5. Takaaki Suzuki: Globalization, Finance, and Economic Nationalism: The Changing Role of the State in Japan6. Toshiya Ozaki: Open Trade, Closed Industry: The Japanese Aerospace Industry in the Evolution of Economic Nationalism and Implications for Globalization7. You-il Lee: South Korea's Globalization in the Late Twentieth Century: An End to Economic Nationalism?8. Alan Chong: Disciplining Globalization for Local Purposes? The Peculiarity of Contending Singaporean Economic Nationalism9. Karl Gerth: A New "Brand" of Chinese Economic Nationalism: From China Made to China Managed10. Keikoh Ryu: Chinese Economic Nationalism, Japanese Enterprises, and Localization: The Growing Importance of Social Engagement11. Anthony P. D'Costa: Looking Ahead at Economic Nationalism: Concluding Remarks