Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim

By Ravi Palat

© 2004 – Routledge

296 pages

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About the Book

This book situates the evolution of capitalist economies along Asia's Pacific Rim after the Second World War within broader global, political and economic changes. Specifically, it charts their growth at the interface of periodic crises and successive waves of restructuring, and links changes in the world economy to shifts in regional dynamics in east and southeast Asia. It suggests that while the expansion of Japanese corporate networks was crucial to the emergence of the region as a low-cost exporter to the world, the reintegration of China into the world market will free the region from its dependence on the US as a market of last resort.


'A very detailed synthesis of a large variety of empirical materials presented in previous scholarly work by other social scientists.' - Progress in Human Geography

About the Author

Ravi Arvind Palat is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Binghampton and has previously taught at the Universities of Hawaii and Auckland.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Asia has undergone immense and far reaching changes: war, revolution, occupation, industrialization. This series includes in-depth research on aspects of economic, political and social history of individual countries as well as more broad-reaching analyses of regional issues.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General