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Contending approaches to the political economy of Taiwan / ed. by Edwin A. Winckler and Susan Greenhalgh

Secondary Author Winckler, Edwin A.
Greenhalgh, Susan
Country Estados Unidos. Publication Armonk : M. E. Sharpe, 1988 Description XIII, 320 p. : il. ; 24 cm Series Studies of the East Asian Institute / Columbia University ISBN 0-87332-440-4 CDU 338.2(529)
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This work compares IT parks in China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hawaii, in search of strategies that policy makers can employ to reduce the Global Digital Divide, advance distributional equity, and soften some of the negative effects of economic globalization.

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  • Introduction: Analytical Issues and Historical Episodes
  • Contending Approaches to East Asian Development
  • Prewar Background: Mass Political Incorporation, 1500-2000
  • Formation: Autonomy and Diversity in the American State on Taiwan
  • External Incorporation and Internal Reform
  • Elite Political Struggle, 1945-1985
  • Families and Networks in Taiwan's Economic Development
  • Supranational Processes of Income Distribution, Susan Greenhalgh Colonial Origins of Taiwanese Capitalism
  • Conclusion: World System and Authoritarian Regimes in Korea, 1948-1984, Bruce Cumings Globalist, Statist, and Network Paradigms in East Asia
  • Development: Entrepreneurs, Multinational, and the State
  • Technology Transfer and National Autonomy

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This volume contains 13 papers, 9 of which were presented at a Columbia University workshop. Analyzing the political-economic and sociocultural processes that underlie key episodes in Taiwan's economic development, contributors (social scientists of various disciplines) examine the applicability to Taiwan of radical development models that emphasize conflicts between countries of various stages of development and between elites and masses within developing countries. Most believe that the radical models require supplement from the conservative orientation, particularly its emphasis on the positive contributions of strong states and strong societies. The book is divided into five main parts: introduction, pre-WW II background, post-WW II formative years, recent developments, and a conclusion. Of particular interest to political scientists are two chapters on the role of the US in Taiwan's postwar development. Students of development economics should find intriguing the discussion of triangular relationships among foreign multinationals, the nationalist state, and indigenous entrepreneurs. The paper on the influence of the family form of business organization in Taiwan's development may appeal to the anthropologist. There is a chapter of a comparative nature on South Korea's development. This volume should have a wide audience among those interested in the affairs of East Asian countries. Upper-division and graduate collections. -K. B. Lee, Skidmore College

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