Thailand at the Margins: Internationalization of the State and the Transformation of Labour by Jim GlassmanThailand at the Margins: Internationalization of the State and the Transformation of Labour by Jim Glassman

Thailand at the Margins: Internationalization of the State and the Transformation of Labour

byJim Glassman

Hardcover | May 12, 2005

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Jim Glassman addresses the role of the state in the industrial transformation of what was, before the economic crisis of 1997-98, one of Southeast Asia's fastest growing economies. Approaching this issue from a different angle to those dominating 1980s and 1990s debates about the role ofstates in East Asian growth, Glassman argues that the Thai state has been both proactive and interventionist in encouraging industrial transformation - contrary to what neo-liberals have asserted - but at the same time has not been a 'developmental' state of the sort championed by neo-Weberiananalysts of East Asia.Analyzing the Cold War period, the period of the economic boom, as well as the economic crisis and its political aftershock, Thailand at the Margins recasts the story of the Thai state's post-World War II development performance by focusing on uneven industrialization and the interaction betweeninternationalization and the transformation of Thai labour.
Jim Glassman is an Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.
Title:Thailand at the Margins: Internationalization of the State and the Transformation of LabourFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.73 inPublished:May 12, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction. The problematic: territorial state, international capital, and uneven industrial development in Thailand1. State power beyond the 'territorial trap': the internationalization of the state2. Internationalization of the state under US hegemony: building the Cold War regime and capturing peasants, 1945-753. Internationalization of the state under US hegemony and Japanese quasi-hegemony: promoting industrialization and discipling labour, 1945-20004. Internationalization of the state under Japanese quasi-hegemony: marginalizing Northern workers, 1980-20005. Interpreting post-World War II development in Thailand: more and less than a national phenomenon6. Uneven economic crisis, industrial restructuring, and the politics of development in a post-nationalist eraConclusion. Thailand at the MarginsBibliography