Neoliberalism And Institutional Reform In East Asia: A Comparative Study

Hardcover | December 15, 2007

EditorMeredith Woo-Cumings, Meredith

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In the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, international financial institutions suggested various neoliberal quick-fix solutions for reforming economic management within East Asian countries. This book brings together scholars of political economy, law and sociology to interrogate the seemingly unproblematic notions - the rules of law, good corporate governance, and flexible labour market - that inform neoliberal policy prescriptions. It also discusses how these concepts have been translated and practiced in East Asia, exploring the philosophical and empirical bases of the suggested solutions and examining the extent to which they have been followed.

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In the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, international financial institutions suggested various neoliberal quick-fix solutions for reforming economic management within East Asian countries. This book brings together scholars of political economy, law and sociology to interrogate the seemingly unproblematic noti...

MEREDITH JUNG-EN WOO is Professor of Political Science, Michigan University, USA. Her works include Race to the Swift: State and Finance in Korean Industrialization and The Developmental State.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:December 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230527345

ISBN - 13:9780230527348

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Foreword * Preface * Acknowledgements * Notes on the Contributors * List of Abbreviations and Acronyms * After the Miracle: Neoliberalism and Institutional Reform in East Asia--M.Jung-En Woo * PART ONE: LAW * Ideology, Experience and the Rule of Law in Developing Societies--F.K.Upham * Asia's Legal Systems in the Wake of the Financial Crisis: Can the Rule of Law Carry Any of the Weight?;J.K.M.Ohmesorge * PART TWO: BUREAUCRACY AND INDUSTRIAL POLICY * Re-engineering the Developmental State in an Age of Globalization: Taiwan in Defiance of Neoliberalism;Y.Chu * Developmentalism as Political Culture and Liberalization in France;M.Loriaux * PART THREE: LABOUR * Asian Regimes and the Labour Contract;J.Vartianinen * Continuity and Change in Welfare State and Production Regimes in Advanced Industrial Societies;E.Huber & J.D.Stephens * PART FOUR: GOVERNANCE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR * The Korean Corporate Governance System: Before and After the Crisis;S.Wook Joh * Institutionalizing Creative Destruction: Predictable and Transparent Bankruptcy Law in the Wake of the East Asian Financial Crisis;B.G.Carruthers & T.C.Halliday * Index * Bibliography