The institutional imperative [electronic resource] : the politics of equitable development in Southeast Asia / Erik Martinez Kuhonta.
- Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2011.
- Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
1 online resource (370 p.)
- Economic development -- Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia -- Economic policy.
Southeast Asia -- Social policy.
Southeast Asia -- Politics and government.
- Electronic books.
- Why do some countries in the developing world achieve growth with equity, while others do not? If democracy is the supposed panacea for the developing world, why have Southeast Asian democracies had such uneven results? In exploring these questions, political scientist Erik Martinez Kuhonta argues that the realization of equitable development hinges heavily on strong institutions, particularly institutionalized political parties and cohesive interventionist states, and on moderate policy and ideology.The Institutional Imperative is framed as a structured and focused comparison
- pt. 1. Introduction and theory: Introduction ; Institutions and social reform ; pt. 2. Politics of equitable development in Malaysia: From colonialism to independence : a festering crisis ; Reforming state, party, and economy
pt. 3. Politics of equitable development in Thailand: The bureaucratic polity ascendant and the failure of reform ; Growth without equity
pt. 4. Extensions and conclusions: Extending the theoretical argument : the Philippines and Vietnam ; Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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