The Changing Politics of Finance in Korea and Thailand

From Deregulation to Debacle

By Xiaoke Zhang

© 2002 – Routledge

256 pages

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About the Book

This is the first systematic attempt to explore the causal relationship between financial market reform and financial crisis in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. It examines the political underpinnings of financial policy-change and provides an in-depth analysis of market liberalisation processes and their impact on the economic turmoil of 1997-98 in Korea and Thailand. The common crisis stemmed from divergent reform patterns and originated from dissimilar institutional deficiencies and political constraints.

The book will be essential reading for both policy-makers and academics concerned with national governance in an era of globalisation.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Political Logic of Comparative Financial Policy

Part 2: The Political Economy of Financial Liberalisation

Part 3: The Political Economy of Financial Crisis

About the Author

Xiaoke Zhang is Research Fellow at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research and the Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam. He is also the co-editor of International Financial Governance under Stress. His research focuses on comparative political economy, with special reference to East Asian newly industrialising economies.

About the Series

RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy. The series brings together new and established scholars working in critical, cultural and constructivist political economy. Books in the RIPE Series typically combine an innovative contribution to theoretical debates with rigorous empirical analysis.

The RIPE Series seeks to cultivate:

  • Field-defining theoretical advances in International Political Economy
  • Novel treatments of key issue areas, both historical and contemporary, such as global finance, trade, and production
  • Analyses that explore the political economic dimensions of relatively neglected topics, such as the environment, gender relations, and migration
  • Accessible work that will inspire advanced undergraduates and graduate students in International Political Economy.

James Brassett – Warwick

Eleni Tsingou – Copenhagen Business School

Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s

Jacqueline Best – Ottawa

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL023000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions