Varieties of Capitalism in Asia

Beyond the Developmental State

  • David Hundt
  • Jitendra Uttam

Part of the Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific book series (CSAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. David Hundt, Jitendra Uttam
    Pages 1-21
  3. David Hundt, Jitendra Uttam
    Pages 23-38
  4. David Hundt, Jitendra Uttam
    Pages 117-147
  5. David Hundt, Jitendra Uttam
    Pages 223-241
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-283

About this book


This book devises an innovative new way of explaining how socioeconomic orders shape capitalism in Asia. Hundt and Uttam go beyond both the ‘varieties of capitalism’ approach, which is mainly used to analyse Western capitalism, and the 'developmental state' thesis, which is the primary framework for analysing capitalism in Asia, and propose a new and innovative approach to the emergence of capitalist systems. Rather than focusing solely or predominantly on the state, they argue, it is necessary to bring society back in to an analysis of capitalism. The authors apply this approach to case studies from across the region: Japan; South Korea and Taiwan; Hong Kong and Singapore; Malaysia and Thailand; and India and China. This volume will appeal to historians, political scientists and economists, as well as policymakers, who are interested in the transformation of the Asian region since World War II.


Korea Taiwan Malaysia Hong Kong Singapore Economy Industry Policy India Thailand

Authors and affiliations

  • David Hundt
    • 1
  • Jitendra Uttam
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and EducationDeakin UniversityBurwood 3125Australia
  2. 2.School of International StudiesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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