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The Rise and Fall of the East Asian Growth System, 1951-2000
Institutional Competitiveness and Rapid Economic Growth





ISBN 9780415651509
Published November 13, 2012 by Routledge
304 Pages

 
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Huang examines a recurring pattern of rapid economic growth in East Asia from 1951 to the present and explores how far a single East Asian Growth model can be said to exist. Assessing the various theories put forward to explain the phenomenon and supported by the most comprehensive data, the book finds that methods of institutional enhancement were at the core of the growth. This institutional enhancement affected state structure and functions, economic policy, corporate arrangements, social structure and relations, individual behaviour, and domestic and international interaction.  Each of these elements was a critical aspect of the growth system that defined and propelled the rapid growth.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Making Sense of the 50-Year Growth: Theories and Evidence  Part 2: Initial Conditions: Growth Imperatives and Alternative Scenarios  Part 3: Striving for Sustainable International Competitiveness  Part 4: Cultural and Social Setting  Part 5: Crafting The National Growth System  Part 6: The Dynamism and Consequences of East Asian Growth  Part 7: Conclusion: Institutional Competitiveness and East Asian Growth

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Biography

Xiaoming Huang is a senior lecturer in East Asian politics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His research interests focus on the patterns of political and social change in different institutional settings, and frameworks for their meaningful description and explanation to people across critical boundaries, national, cultural or otherwise.

Reviews

'Provocative and stimulating.' - Cambridge Journals

'This book forwards the hypothesis that similar political and economic intituations created economic growth across East Asia. For the author, the parallels are so strong and different from practices elsewhere that he can speak of an 'East Asian growth system.' - R. Bin Wong, UCLA Asia Institute