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A Region of Regimes: Prosperity and Plunder in the Asia-Pacific

T. J. Pempel


This book traces the relationship between politics and economics — power and prosperity — in the Asia-Pacific in the decades since the Second World War. It complicates familiar and incomplete narratives of the “Asian economic miracle” to show radically different paths leading to high growth for many but abject failure for some. The book analyzes policies and data from ten East Asian countries, categorizing them into three distinct regime types, each historically contingent and the product of specific configurations of domestic institutions, socio-economic resources, and external support. It id ... More

Keywords: power, prosperity, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501758799
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501758799.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T. J. Pempel, author
University of California, Berkeley