East Asia

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 6–17 | Cite as

Introduction: Globalization and local governments in East Asia

  • Daojiong Zha


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    “East Asia” is used here to refer to Northeast and Southeast Asian countries, reflecting the web of intra-regional political and socio-economic interactions therein.Google Scholar
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    This definition is taken from Malcolm Waters, Globalization (London: Routledge, 1995), p. 3.Google Scholar
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    Stephan Haggard, Pathways from the Periphery: The Politics of Growth in the Newly Industrializing Countries (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1990).Google Scholar
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    For discussions on “consumer sovereignty”, see Waters, ibid,. pp. 139–44.Google Scholar
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    The three monumental works that capture the essence of such debates are: Kenichi Ohmae, The Borderless World: Power and Strategy in the Interlinked economy (New York: HarperBusiness, 1992), Francis Fukyuma, The End of History and the Last Man (New York: Free Press 1992), and Samuel Huntington, The Clash of Civilization and the Remaking of the World Order (New York: Simon & Schuster 1996).Google Scholar
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    See, for example, David A. Smith, Dorothy J. Solinger and Steven C. Topik (eds.), States and Sovereignty in the Global Economy (London and New York: Routledge, 1999). Kris Olds, Peter Dicken, Philip F. Kelly, Lily Kong and Henry Wai-chung Yeung (eds.), Globalization and the Asia-Pacific (London and New York: Routledge, 1999).Google Scholar
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    For more information on local governments' in South Korea, see Chang-soo Moon (ed.), Local Government in Korea (Seoul: Seoul Multi Net Co., Ltd., 1999).Google Scholar
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    Such is the case of China, see, for example, Dai Qing and Eduard B. Vermeer, “Do Good work, But Do Not Offend the ‘Old Communists’: Recent Activities of China's Non-governmental Environmental Protection Organizations and Individuals” in Werner Draguhn and Robert Ash, eds., China's Economic Security (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999), pp. 142–162.Google Scholar
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    Kwon Tai-Hwan and Oh Myung-Seok (eds.), Asian Studies in the Age of Globalization (Seoul: Seoul National University Press, 1998).Google Scholar
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    Linda Y. C. Lim, “Whose ‘Model’ Failed? Implications of the Asian Economic Crisis,” The Washington Quarterly 21: 3 (Summer 1998) pp. 25–36.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    See, for example, Alan Dupont, “Is There an ‘Asian Way’?” Survival 38: 2 (Summer 1996), pp. 13–33.Google Scholar
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    On the notion of “Singapore Identity,” see James Wang, Comparative Asian Politics: Power, Policy and Change (Englewood: Prentice Hall International, 1994) pp. 159–163.Google Scholar

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