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Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia. Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States. Studies in Urban and Social Change

  • ID: 2250279
  • Book
  • November 2011
  • Region: Asia Pacific
  • 332 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States examines the influence of neo–liberal ideologies on urban and regional policies and practices in several Asian Pacific nations. Exploring the evolving relationship between the two political economies, contributors from Asia and other international experts look at the ways neo–liberal ideology has materialized in Asian urban and regional settings and examine how neo–liberal axioms have been used to justify urban and regional projects. Readings reveal how neoliberalism in many East Asian regions is actually the outcome of highly sophisticated and conflictual interactions between the institutional legacies of state–led developmentalism and neoliberal discourses and practices. In essence, this collection of essays offers illuminating insights on the global effects of neo–liberalism while shaping our understanding of contemporary political–economic transformations in Asia.
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List of Contributors vii

Series Editors Preface x

1 Introduction: Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia 1
Richard Child Hill, Bae–Gyoon Park, and Asato Saito

2 Industry Clusters and Transnational Networks: Japan s New Directions in Regional Policy 27
Kuniko Fujita and Richard Child Hill

3 State–Space Relations in Transition: Urban and Regional Policy in Japan 59
Asato Saito

4 Developmental Neoliberalism and Hybridity of the Urban Policy of South Korea 86
Byung–Doo Choi

5 Spatially Selective Liberalization in South Korea and Malaysia: Neoliberalization in Asian Developmental States 114
Bae–Gyoon Park and Josh Lepawsky

6 Clusters as a Policy Panacea? Critical Reflections on the Cluster Policies of South Korea 148
Yong–Sook Lee

7 Moving toward Neoliberalization? The Restructuring of the Developmental State and Spatial Planning in Taiwan 167
Chia–Huang Wang

8 Neoliberalism, the Developmental State, and Housing Policy in Taiwan 196
Yi–Ling Chen and William Derhsing Li

9 Reforming Health: Contrasting Trajectories of Neoliberal Restructuring in the City–States 225
Stephen W.K. Chiu, K.C. Ho, and Tai–lok Lui

10 Detroit of the East : A Multiscalar Case Study of Regional Development Policy in Thailand 257
Richard Child Hill and Kuniko Fujita

11 Concluding Remarks 294
Bae–Gyoon Park and Asato Saito

Index 303

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Bae–Gyoon Park
Richard Child Hill
Asato Saito
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