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The Economies of Southeast Asia, Second Edition

Before and After the Crisis
Jose L. Tongzon, Professor, Graduate School of Logistics, Inha University, South Korea
This updated and fully revised second edition provides a comprehensive examination of issues of paramount importance for Southeast Asian economies including: the economic implications of the 1997 Asian crisis for both older and newer members of ASEAN; the role of government and FDI in ASEAN economic growth and development; trade patterns with the US, Japan and the EU and the economic implications of China’s accession to the WTO for ASEAN countries; the environmental consequences of industrialisation and growth; the emergence of economic growth triangles and their contribution to ASEAN growth and regional cooperation; the prospects and challenges of ASEAN economic cooperation before and after the crisis; and the key challenges facing ASEAN member countries in the aftermath of the crisis.
Extent: 328 pp
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Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84064 318 3
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Publication Date: 2002
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  • Asian Studies
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This updated and fully revised second edition provides a comprehensive examination of issues of paramount importance for Southeast Asian economies including:

• the economic implications of the 1997 Asian crisis for both older and newer members of ASEAN
• the role of government and FDI in ASEAN economic growth and development
• trade patterns with the US, Japan and the EU and the economic implications of China’s accession to the WTO for ASEAN countries
• the environmental consequences of industrialisation and growth
• the emergence of economic growth triangles and their contribution to ASEAN growth and regional cooperation
• the prospects and challenges of ASEAN economic cooperation before and after the crisis
• and the key challenges facing ASEAN member countries in the aftermath of the crisis.

This is a timely and topical book. The Economies of Southeast Asia, Second Edition will continue to be a valuable and essential text for courses on Asian studies and economics, development economics and comparative economic systems in both the East and West.
‘The book is well written and well structured, mixing country-specific analysis with cross-sectional analysis. It provides an extensive examination of issues of paramount importance for the South East Asian economies and, therefore, should interest academia and policymakers whose interests relate to regionalism and development in East Asia. The author has cleverly included useful suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, and a useful index at the end of the book. A paperback edition of over 300 pages costing £19.95 is not only value for money, but affordable as well.’
– Anthony Bende-Nabende, Asia Pacific Business Review

‘. . . for those seeking a fairly comprehensive mainstream account of the key issues faced by ASEAN (post-1997–98 financial crisis), this book nicely fills the order. Recommended for upper-division undergraduate through faculty collections.’
– S.J. Gabriel, Choice

‘This timely publication is essential reading for those wanting not only to understand the background to the 1997/98 Asian crisis but also to reach conclusions about the sustainability of recovery in Southeast Asia’s economies. It is packed full of relevant detail on intra-regional trade and ASEANs wider trade and investment opportunities. In particular it will inform the important debate on whether regional economic blocs are building blocks or stumbling blocks toward global free trade.’
– Roger Sandilands, University of Strathclyde, UK

Acclaim for the first edition:

‘. . . this book is a useful introduction to the complexities of the development of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economies within the context of the development of ASEAN itself.’
– Ahmad D. Habir, Pacific Affairs
Contents: Preface An Overview Part I: ASEAN Economic Development and Cooperation Before the Crisis Part II: ASEAN External Economic Relations Part III: The 1997 Asian Crisis and its Aftermath Part IV: Future ASEAN Economic Cooperation and Challenges Appendix Bibliography Index