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The Politics of Uneven Development free pdf Why do some middle-income countries diversify their economies but fail to upgrade - to produce world-class products based on local inputs and technological capacities? Why have the 'little tigers' of Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, continued to lag behind the Newly Industrializing Countries of East Asia? Richard Doner goes beyond 'political will' by emphasizing institutional capacities and political pressures: development challenges vary- upgrading poses tough challenges that require robust institutional capacities. Such strengths are political in origin. They reflect pressures, such as security threats and resource constraints, which motivate political leaders to focus on efficiency more than clientelist payoffs. Such pressures help to explain the political institutions - 'veto players' - through which leaders operate. Doner assesses this argument by analyzing Thai development historically, in three sectors (sugar, textiles, and autos) and in comparison with both weaker and stronger competitors (Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Brazil, and South Korea).

About Richard F. Doner

Richard Doner received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently Associate Professor of Political Science at Emory University. His previous books include Driving a Bargain: Automobile Industrialization and Japanese Firms in Southeast Asia (1991) and (with David McKendrick and Stephan Haggard) From Silicon Valley to Singapore: Location and Competitive Advantages in the Disk Drive Industry (2000). He co-edited (with Frederick Deyo and Eric Hershberg) Economic Governance and The Challenge of Flexibility in East Asia (2001). He has published numerous book chapters and articles in journals including International Organization, World Politics, Studies in Comparative and International Development, World Development, Journal of East Asian Studies, Journal of Asian Studies, Review of Policy Research, Business and Politics, and Journal of Asian Business. He has also consulted for several corporations and the World Bank on issues having to do with economic development in Southeast Asia.

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Author : Richard F. Doner
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 16 February 2009
ISBN : 0521516129
EAN : 9780521516129
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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