The Political Economy of International Financial Crisis: Interest Groups, Ideologies, and Institutions

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About the Publication

The international financial crisis of 1997-1999 commands attention as the most important international economic event since the oil shocks of the 1970s and the subsequent debt crisis. Its unfamiliar character reflects an increasingly liberalized world economy.
           This volume focuses on political explanations of economic policies and institutional changes as they actually occurred: What explains precrisis choices of economic policy regimes? What explains economic policy responses to the crisis? What explains whether and how the crisis precipitated changes in political institutions? These issues are examined through a broad array of case studies of mostly middle-income developing countries.
          

Co-publication: ISEAS / Rowman

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies / Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc

Contents

Preliminary pages
I. INTRODUCTION, THEORETICAL OVERVIEW, AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUND
1. Explaining Precrisis Policies and Postcrisis Responses: Coalitions and Institutions in East Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, by Shale Horowitz, author
Uk Heo, contributor
2. The Persistent Liberalizing Trend in Foreign Economic Policies: The Role of Dispersed Interest Groups, Policy Legacies, and Ideologies, by Shale Horowitz, author
3. The World Financial Crisis: Are the IMF Prescriptions Right?, by W. M. Corden, author
II. SOUTHEAST ASIA COMPARATIVE CASE STUDIES
4. Thailand: Episode Reform, Regulatory Incapacity, and Financial Crisis, by James P LoGerfo, Gabriella R Montinola, authors
5. Malaysia: Ethnic Cleavages and Controlled Liberalization, by A Maria Toyoda, author
6. Indonesia: Cronyism, Economic Meltdown, and Political Stalemate, by Kimberly J Niles, author
III. EAST ASIA COMPARATIVE CASE STUDIES
7. Japan: Prosperity, Dominant Party System, and Delayed Liberalization, by Eric C Browne, Sunwoong Kim, authors
8. South Korea: Democratization, Financial Crisis, and the Decline of the Developmental State, by Uk Heo, author
9. Taiwan: Sustained State Autonomy and a Step Back from Liberalization, by Alexander C Tan, author
IV. LATIN AMERICA COMPARATIVE CASE STUDIES
10. Mexico: Crises and the Domestic Politics of Sustained Liberalization, by Aldo Flores Quiroga, author
11. Brazil: Political Institutions and Delayed Reaction to Financial Crisis, by Jeffrey Cason, author
12. Argentina: The Political Economy of Stabilization and Structural Reform, by Walter T Molano, author
V. CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE COMPARATIVE CASE STUDIES
13. Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic: National Identity and Liberalizing Consensus, by Shale Horowitz, author
14. Russia: Entrenched Elites Ride Out the Crisis, by Peter Rutland, author
Appendix, Bibliography, Index, About the Contributors

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