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Asia Pacific

New Geographies of the Pacific Rim

The great processes reshaping our world today can be summed up by the term "globalisation". Together with the communications revolution and massive urbanisation, it is reshaping theorganisation of global space. It is illustrated by technological change, pronounced economic growth, the dominance of giant corporations, ever more open markets and universal consumption. Dramatic developments have occurred in Asia-Pacific trade, investment, labour movements and political cooperation, marked for example by APEC, a giant free-trade area designed to encompass about 60% of the world's population and half the world's economy.

383 pages

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Dedication


The Contributors

1. Introduction / T.G. McGee and R.F. Watters

Part I. Globalisation and the Emergence of Sub-Global Regions: The Case of the Asia-Pacific

2. Regional Integration, Internationalisation and the New Geographies of the Pacific Rim / Dean Forbes

3. Globalisation, Urbanisation and the Emergence of Sub-Global Regions: A Case Study of the Asia-Pacific Region / T.G. McGee

4. Pacific Rim Trade and APEC / Ron Sandrey

5. Asia-Pacific Regional Integration and Human Rights / Christopher Tremewan

Part II. Processes of Change in the Asia-Pacific Region

6. Imitating the Rich: The Imperatives of Consumption / Harvey Franklin

7. An Agricultural Transition on the Pacific Rim: Explorations Toward a Model / R.D. Hill

8. Japan's Foreign Direct Investment in the Pacific Rim, 1985-1993 / Peter J. Rimmer

9. Effectiveness and Replicability of East Asian Industrial Policies / Robert Wade

10. Facing the Urban Environmental Challenge / Yok-shiu F. Lee

Part III. National Responses to Globalisation in the Asia-Pacific Region

11. The East Asian Growth Model: South Korean Experience / R.M. Auty

12. The Rise of the Yen, 'Hollowing Out' and Japan's Troubled Industries / David W. Edgington

13. China in the Year 2000: Prospects for the Late Reform Era / David S.G. Goodman

14. Taiwan's Economic Growth and Its Southward Policy in Asia / Gerald Chan

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