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Description - The East Asian Development Experience by Ha-Joon Chang

East Asia's development experience, at least until its crisis in 1997, has been a source of hope for other countries in the South. And in modern economic theory, it has been at the centre of the debate about how the role of the state relates to processes of intentional economic progress. Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang surveys the East Asian development model since the 1960s to the present day. He examines its relative success particularly in relation to industrial policy, and when contrasted with other continents such as Africa. He takes a fresh look at the crisis that exploded in 1997, criticising many mainstream explanations of what happened and looking in particular at what took place in the economy of South Korea. Finally, looking to the future, he makes proposals for industrial policy and how local corporations in a country like Korea should be reformed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842771419
ISBN-10: 1842771418
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ha-Joon Chang

Dr Ha-Joon Chang is assistant director of development studies at the University of Cambridge. Born in the Republic of Korea, and educated at Seoul National University, he has worked as consultant to many UN and international agencies including the World Bank. His previous books include Globalization, Economic Development, and the Role of the State (Zed 2003), and Reclaiming Development (with Grabel, Zed 2004).

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