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Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: New Nations and Nationalism; Chapter 3: Political Culture; Chapter 4: Issues in Modernization; Chapter 5: Developmental State; Chapter 6: Industrialization and Industrial Policy; Chapter 7: Contributions of Agricultural Policy and Exports to Development; Chapter 8: Differing Patterns of Business Across the Region; Chapter 9: Financial Sector; Chapter 10: Welfare and Gender Issues; Chapter 11: Political Development and Democratization; Chapter 12: The Emergence and Consolidation of Democratic Institutions; Chapter 13: Social and Environmental Consequences of Economic Development - Increasing Pluralism, Inequality, and Environmental Challenges; Chapter 14: Regionalization; Chapter 15: Responses to Globalization - Towards an East Asian Century?
Peter Ferdinand is a Reader in Politics and International Studies, and Director of the Centre for Studies in Democratisation at the University of Warwick, UK. He has taught at Warwick since 1976 and has also been a British Academy Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. Between 1989 and 1993 he was on secondment to the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, where he was Head of the Asia-Pacific Programme. In 1993-4 he was a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee enquiry into UK relations with China up to and after the hand-over of Hong Kong in 1997. In 2003-4 he was Acting Chair of Politics and International Studies.
"Authoritative and accessible, this is the definitive introduction to the world's most important region." -Mark Beeson, Winthrop Professor in Political Science and International Relations, The University of Western Australia.