Developmentalism and Dependency in Southeast Asia: The Case of the Automotive Industry, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Developmentalism and Dependency in Southeast Asia

The Case of the Automotive Industry, 1st Edition

By Jason P. Abbott


208 pages

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This book provides a detailed cross-country study of the automotive industry in South East Asia. Abbott argues that, contrary to prevailing opinion, the diffusion of manufacturing in the Asia-Pacific has been characterized by hierarchical networks of production linked to Japan for technology.


'As a work providing a plethora of data and a well-articulated analysis of history-specific developmentalism and dependency relationship in the automotive industry, this book is a sure read for scholars specializing in political science and economics and serves as a useful analystical tool' - The Journal of Asian Studies

Table of Contents


1. International Political Economy, Development and the State: Implications for the Study of Southeast Asia

2. Southeast Asia's Economic Development in the Global and Regional Political Economy

3. Indonesia: Soeharto and the Neo-Patrimonal State

4. Malaysia: Managing Foreign Capital

5. Thailand: From a Bureaucratic Polity to the Politics of Corruption

6. The Automobile Industry in Southeast Asia in Comparative Perspective


About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of the growth economies of Asia.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General