State Capacity in East Asia: Japan, Taiwan, China, and Vietnam

Hardcover | June 6, 2003

EditorKjeld Erik Brodsgaard, Susan Young

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State Capacity in East Asia examines states and state capacity in four countries - China, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam - that have experienced rapid economic growth over several decades. The book is informed by the view that even though modern market forces and transnational corporations exertnew pressures which erode some powers formerly held by the nation-state, it is much too early to declare the state dead. The modern state is constantly being shaped by social interaction in a process of mutual empowerment at both the central and local level. States also have a history which is builtinto their structures and ideology and will influence the way they change and adapt to outside pressures. The book argues that the capability to adapt and to develop new capacities and institutions is at the heart of the Asian states' recovery from the deep economic and social crisis of the late1990s.

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State Capacity in East Asia examines states and state capacity in four countries - China, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam - that have experienced rapid economic growth over several decades. The book is informed by the view that even though modern market forces and transnational corporations exertnew pressures which erode some powers formerl...

Kjeld Eric Brodsgaard is at University of Copenhagen.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:June 6, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198297637

ISBN - 13:9780198297635

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1. Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard and Susan Young: Introduction: State capacity in East Asia2. Sam K. Steffensen: The weak state of Japan3. Anil Khosla: State and economy: some observations and inferences from the Japanese experience4. Ikuo Kume: Institutionalizing post-war Japanese political economy: industrial policy revisited5. Thomas B. Gold: The waning of the Kuomintang state on Taiwan6. Jurgen Domes: State capacity in an Asian democracy: the example of Taiwan7. An-chia Wu: State capacity in the ROC and PRC: a comparative perspective8. Andrew G. Walder: When states unravel: how China's cadres shaped Cultural Revolution politics9. Borge Bakken: State capacity and social control in China10. Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard and Kamal Sheel: Informalization and growth: the political economy of local enterprises11. Stein Tonnesson: What the Vietnamese state can do12. David E. Apter: China and Vietnam: viable socialism in a market economy