Islam and Chowdbury provide an overview of the major economic issues in the Asia Pacific region, as well as individual country case studies. The book is divided into 2 parts: Part I offers new insights into the core issues, the topics discussed include:
* macroeconomic management
* financial systems and domestic resources
* growth, poverty and income distribution
* third wave democratization
Part II provides case histories of Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and China. Each country is treated systematically, with a brief history, followed by a political and economic analysis.
Non-technical and accessible, this book is supplemented by a substantial bibliography.