Driven by Growth: Political Change in the Asia-Pacific by James William Morley

By James William Morley

A completely revised and up-to-date variation of the very hot 1993 publication "Driven by means of Growth", this paintings offers the political-economic evolution of the Asia-Pacific international locations, with overviews of the effect of monetary improvement on political swap. This new version now contains chapters on Burma and Vietnam. New authors were additional and all of the unique chapters were revised.

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Like the first edition, it attempts to see the Asia-Pacific region as a whole by bringing together individual studies of the major countries in both Northeast and Southeast Asia, as written primarily by scholars from the region itself. Like the first edition also, it attempts to use the juxtaposition of these studies as a laboratory for throwing new light on an old problem, the impact of economics on politics. But this is not a clone of the first edition. After all, Asia has not stood still in the last five years, nor has our understanding.

Morley David I. Steinberg Thaveeporn Vasavakul Bernardo Villegas Zakaria Haji Ahmad JAMES W. E. Sharpe Published 2015 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN 711 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, USA Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business Copyright © 1999 Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers.

Unlike in postwar Japan, democracy came about in Korea only after a prolonged struggle. It failed miserably in its first attempt, the formal democratic institutions that were adopted in 1948 at the creation of the republic proving too feeble to withstand the dual challenge of war and economic devastation, and the autocratic impulses of the first president, Syngman Rhee, and his supporters. Popular opposition did eventually drive Rhee from power and briefly in 1960 install a constitutional regime under Chang Myon.

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