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The Foreign Economic Policies of Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan

Christopher M. Dent, Professor of East Asia’s International Political Economy, University of Leeds, UK
Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan – East Asia’s newly industrialised economies (the NIE-3) – experienced a profound development transformation over recent decades. Christopher Dent makes a comparative study of their foreign economic policies, highlighting how the NIE-3 have engaged with the international economic system in an increasingly dynamic way. The book develops a new macro-framework of foreign economic policy analysis that provides the structure for this study.
Extent: 352 pp
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Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84064 838 6
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Paperback Price: $56.00 Web: $44.80
Publication Date: 2003
ISBN: 978 1 84376 271 3
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Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan – East Asia’s newly industrialised economies (the NIE-3) – experienced a profound development transformation over recent decades. Christopher Dent makes a comparative study of their foreign economic policies, highlighting how the NIE-3 have engaged with the international economic system in an increasingly dynamic way. The book develops a new macro-framework of foreign economic policy analysis that provides the structure for this study.

The author argues that the ‘development context’ of the NIE-3’s foreign economic policies is grounded in their common development statism and semi-peripheralisation. He further contends that it is the pursuit of economic security that primarily motivates their respective foreign economic policies.

This new conceptualisation of economic security in the context of foreign economic policy will appeal to academics, researchers and students in wide range of disciplines including: Asian studies, international relations, international political economy, economics and politics.
Contents: Preface 1. Foreign Economic Policy: A New Macro-Analytical Framework 2. The Development Context: Developmental Statism and Semi-Peripheralization in Perspective 3. Singapore: The FEP of a Global City-State 4. South Korea: The FEP of a Deconstructing Developmental State 5. Taiwan: The FEP of a Contested State 6. Conclusion: A Comparative Summary References Index