By: Steve Chan
Challenging and revising traditional perspectives with new evidence, this collection addresses the new international role of the Pacific Basin nations and the political economic forces that are influencing their growth and stability. Part 1 examines the general nature of the Pacific Basin's regional system and looks at how the evolving international context of increasing interdependence is impinging on national policy conduct. Part 2 focuses on the domestic contexts of selected countries, comparing policy conduct and outcomes either across countries or across time for a single country. Among the contributions of the book is a re-evaluation of the dominant image of the factors underlying the "economic miracles" in the East Asian NICs.