Economic growth continues to transform the economic and political landscape of Asia. Equally the policies now being adopted to promote private sector participation, re-structure state entities, and reduce the presence of the state in the provision of public goods and services, are tied to fundamental transformations in Asia’s state-society relations. The global cast of contributors present a timely analysis of the impact of neo-liberalism on Asia’s developmental policies and the organisation of Asian states and markets. Ironically, the "developmental state" that has historically driven Asia’s rapid economic transformation is now threatened by an increasingly dominant neoliberal agenda that aims to roll back the state in the name of market fundamentalism.
About the Editors
Toby Carroll is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and International Studies at City University of Hong Kong. His research interests focus on the political economy of development in Asia. He is the author of Delusions of Development: The World Bank and the Post Washington Consensus in Southeast Asia (2010) and has published in journals such as Journal of Contemporary Asia, Development and Change, Pacific Review and Antipode.
Darryl S.L. Jarvis is Professor and Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies), Faculty of Liberal Studies and Social Sciences, at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He has published widely in the areas of international relations, investment risk, regulatory politics and the political economy of investment. His recent books include ASEAN Industries and the Challenge from China (with Anthony Welch, 2011) and Infrastructure Regulation: What Works, Why, and How do we Know? Lessons from Asia and Beyond (with Ed Araral, M. Ramesh and Wu Xun, 2011).