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There is a vigorous debate about the merits of globalisation for developing countries. Based on numerous focus-group discussions and over 10,000 interviews, this book studies economic and cultural openness from the perspective of the public in four developing or 'transitional' countries: Vietnam, (South) Korea, the Czech Republic and Ukraine (both before and after the Orange Revolution). It finds many supporters of opening up, but also many who are discontented with its downsides and who expect states to tackle the exploitation and unfairness that accompany it. Among the most fervent enemies of openness there is support not just for peaceful public protest to tackle the problems it brings, but for violence or sabotage. The methodology provides a unique opportunity for the public in developing countries to 'speak with their own voices' about markets and openness - and highlights the subtlety, ambiguity, tensions, conflicts and emotion that statistics alone fail to capture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521682558
ISBN-10: 052168255X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jane Duckett

Jane Duckett is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Glasgow. She has worked extensively in East Asia on research projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the European Commission and the British Council; and as a policy and social development consultant on projects funded by the UK government's Department for International Development. She is frequently interviewed on East Asian politics and has made appearances on the BBC and Radio 4. William L. Miller is Edward Caird Professor of Politics at the University of Glasgow and a Fellow of the British Academy. He acted as consultant to the Independent Media Commission during the transition to democracy in South Africa and has directed major research projects for the ESRC (UK Economic and Social Research Council) and DfID (UK Department for International Development) in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Korea, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Vietnam, and the UK.

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