The Politics of Open Economies
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Politics of Open Economies by Alasdair Bowie
Book DescriptionThis book asks why some countries have responded to the external constraints and opportunities arising from their global and regional economic context by opening up their economies. In particular, the authors examine the role domestic political and economic factors play in shaping the decision to become more open, or more inward-looking. The countries of Southeast Asia have generally enjoyed economic success in the postwar period. The authors argue that one of the explanations for this success has been their integration into the global division of labor, and analyze decision-makers' reasons for following this course. They place particular emphasis on external events, notably the two oil shocks of the 1970s, and the more recent outflow of investment capital and manufacturing capacity from Japan and East Asia.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521583435
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alasdair Bowie
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This book examines the political and economic explanations for the success of the ASEAN countries in integrating their economies into the global economy.
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