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Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

Varieties of Capitalism in Asia

Beyond the Developmental State

Authors: Hundt, David, Uttam, Jitendra

    • Explains how a particular type of capitalism has emerged in Asia, and how it in turn is changing the world.
    • Overcomes the divide between the Varieties of Capitalism and the developmental state literatures.
    • Offers a timely analysis given the rise of Asia and its centrality to the global economy, especially when faith in the Anglo-American model is fading

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This book devises an innovative new way of explaining how socioeconomic orders shape capitalism in Asia. Hundt and Uttam go beyond both the ‘varieties of capitalism’ approach, which is mainly used to analyse Western capitalism, and the 'developmental state' thesis, which is the primary framework for analysing capitalism in Asia, and propose a new and innovative approach to the emergence of capitalist systems. Rather than focusing solely or predominantly on the state, they argue, it is necessary to bring society back in to an analysis of capitalism. The authors apply this approach to case studies from across the region: Japan; South Korea and Taiwan; Hong Kong and Singapore; Malaysia and Thailand; and India and China. This volume will appeal to historians, political scientists and economists, as well as policymakers, who are interested in the transformation of the Asian region since World War II.

About the authors

David Hundt is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Deakin University, in Melbourne, Australia. He has published extensively on international politics and political economy in the Asia–Pacific, and his work has a particular focus on Korean affairs. His is currently undertaking research into the Korean diaspora in Australia.


Jitendra Uttam is an Assistant Professor in Korean Studies at India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. His recent publications include a book, The Political Economy of Korea: Transition, Transformation and Turnaround (2014), chapters and papers largely focused on political economy of Asia. He is working on ‘Catch-up Industrialization in Asia’.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Asia Amid the Varieties of Capitalism Debate

    Hundt, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • State and Society in Asian Capitalism

    Hundt, David (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • Japan’s Collective Capitalism and the Origins of the Asian Model

    Hundt, David (et al.)

    Pages 39-76

  • Confucian Capitalism: ‘Organised from the Top’ in Korea and ‘Reorganised from the Bottom’ in Taiwan

    Hundt, David (et al.)

    Pages 77-115

  • Entrepôt Capitalism in Hong Kong and Singapore

    Hundt, David (et al.)

    Pages 117-147

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Varieties of Capitalism in Asia
Book Subtitle
Beyond the Developmental State
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-58974-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-58974-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24031-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 283
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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