1st Edition

Post-Conflict Development in East Asia

By Brendan M. Howe Copyright 2014
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    East Asia is a region deeply affected by conflict. Colonial, ideological, and national wars have left their scars and legacies on regional, international, and national governance. Yet East Asian post-conflict development experiences have been viewed as remarkably successful. The three largest economies of East Asia, Japan, China, and South Korea, have all experienced dramatic growth but immediately prior to their periods of expansion, all experienced the devastating impacts of international conflicts and/or civil upheaval. These post-conflict development ’success’ stories do not, however, tell the whole tale. Other states in East Asia and in particular certain regions within some of these states, while apparently emerging from similar conflictual backgrounds, have experienced far less positive transitions. This volume critically assesses measurements of success in East Asian post-conflict development from a human-centered perspective. This involves a major re-evaluation of accepted accounts of domestic governance and international relations in East Asia from both a comparative and inter-disciplinary viewpoint. Case study rich, this volume provides policy prescriptions for East Asian donors and actors in an effort to provide Asian solutions for Asian problems.

    Part I Measuring Post-Conflict Development Success: Theory and Practice; Chapter 1 Introduction, Brendan M. Howe; Chapter 2 Security, Post-Conflict Development, and Good Governance in East Asia, Brendan M. Howe; Chapter 3 The Responsibility to Protect and Northeast Asia: The Case of North Korea, Boris Kondoch; Part II East Asian “Success” Stories and Caveats; Chapter 4 Aid to Build Governance in a Fragile State: Foreign Assistance to a Post-Conflict South Korea 1 This research was supported by the WCU (World Class University) program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea (Grant No.: R32–20077)., Jae-Jung Suh, Jinkyung Kim; Chapter 5 Human Security and Post-Conflict Development in Taiwan, Christian Schafferer; Chapter 6 Post-Conflict Developments in the Vietnamese Context—Reform, Conflict Resolution, and Regional Integration, Ramses Amer; Part III East Asian Obstacle Case Studies and Opportunities; Chapter 7 Human Security in Post-Cold War Cambodia, Sorpong Peou; Chapter 8 Oligarchic Rule, Ethnocratic Tendencies, and Armed Conflict in the Philippines, Nathan Gilbert Quimpo; Chapter 9 From Authoritarian to Democratic Models of Post-Conflict Development: The Indonesian Experience, Edward Aspinall; Part IV East Asian Initiatives in the Field of Human Security; Chapter 10 Working for Human Security: JICA’s Experience, Keiichi Tsunekawa, Ryutaro Murotani; Chapter 11 Korea’s Development Assistance in Fragile States: What Is at Stake?, Woojin Jung; Chapter 12 Human Security in Building the ASEAN Community, Carolina G. Hernandez;


    Brendan M. Howe, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

    ’In this timely book, a dozen top development and international relations scholars look in detail, country by country, at the reality behind East Asia’s economic miracle. Adopting a human-centred perspective, they distil concrete lessons from both good and bad governance in the region. Their rich analyses will be valued by many scholars and practitioners of East Asian development.’ Ian Holliday, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong