Thailand Beyond the Crisis

By Peter Warr

© 2004 – Routledge

368 pages

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About the Book

Thailand Beyond the Crisis includes recent research to give an accurate and up to date picture of the status of Thailand's economic recovery. The Asian economic crisis began in Thailand and ended a decade of sustained economic boom. This book identifies the role of policy errors involving both the Thai government and the IMF that lead to the crash of the fastest growing economy in the world. Warr addresses the consequences of the crisis, including sharply increased poverty incidence and a backlog of non- performing loans which clogged the banking system, delaying recovery.

Key content includes:

* the Social Consequences of the crisis, and alternatives

* public sector reform

* implications of a floating exchange rate

* education

* urbanisation and the environment.

Table of Contents



Note on referencing of Thai names

Map of Thailand

Part 1 Background to the Crisis and the Recovery Process

1. Boom, Bust and Beyond

2. Anatomy of the Crisis

Part 2 The Social and Political Context of the Recovery Process

3. Pluto-Populism: Thaksin and Popular Politics

4. Socio-economic Consequences of the Crisis

5. Developing Social Alternatives: Walking Backwards into a Khlong

Part 3 The New Environmenta for Economic Policy Making

6. Public Sector Reform: A Post-crisis Opportunity

7. Dealing with Debt: NPLs and Debt Restructuring

8. The Implications of a Flexible Exchange Rate

Part 4 The Long Term - Human Capital, Urbanization and the Environment

9. Education: The Key to Long Term Recovery? Sirilaksana Khoman

10. Urbanization: New Drivers, New Outcomes Douglas Webster

11. Natural Resources and the Environment Mingsarn Kaosa-ard


About the Author

Peter Warr is currently John Crawford Professor of Agricultural Economics at the Australian National University

About the Series

Rethinking Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a dynamic and rapidly-changing region which continues to defy predictions and challenge formulaic understandings. This series will publish cutting-edge work on the region, providing a venue for books that are readable, topical, interdisciplinary and critical of conventional views. It aims to communicate the energy, contestations and ambiguities that make Southeast Asia both consistently fascinating and sometimes potentially disturbing.

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