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The Resource Political booms : local money and power in Taiwan, East China, Thailand, and the Philippines, Lynn T. White, (electronic book)

Political booms : local money and power in Taiwan, East China, Thailand, and the Philippines, Lynn T. White, (electronic book)

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Political booms : local money and power in Taiwan, East China, Thailand, and the Philippines
Title
Political booms
Title remainder
local money and power in Taiwan, East China, Thailand, and the Philippines
Statement of responsibility
Lynn T. White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why have Taiwan, rich parts of China, and Thailand boomed famously, while the Philippines has long remained stagnant both economically and politically? Do booms abet democracy? Does the rise of middle "classes" promise future liberalization? Why has Philippine democracy brought no boom and barely served the Filipino people? This book, unlike most previous studies, shows that both the roots and results of growth are largely political rather than economic. Specifically, it pays attention to local, not just national, power networks that caused or prevented growth in the four places under consideration. Violence has been common in these polities, along with money. Elections have contributed to socio-political problems that are also obvious in Leninist or junta regimes, because elections are surprisingly easy to buy with corrupt money from government contracts. Liberals should pay more serious theoretical attention to the effects of money on justice, and Western political science should focus more clearly on the ways non-state local power affects elections. By considering the effects on fair justice of local money and power (largely from small- and medium-sized firms that emerge after agrarian reforms), this book asks democrats to face squarely the extent to which electoral procedures fail to help ordinary citizens. Students and scholars of Asia will all need this book - as will students of the West whose methods have become parochial
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
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White, Lynn T.
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN655.2.P6
LC item number
W5 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Series on contemporary China
Series volume
16
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  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Democracy
  • Political corruption
  • Asia
  • Asia
Label
Political booms : local money and power in Taiwan, East China, Thailand, and the Philippines, Lynn T. White, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 600-685) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10361924
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 727 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789812836816
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
maps
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Political booms : local money and power in Taiwan, East China, Thailand, and the Philippines, Lynn T. White, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 600-685) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10361924
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 727 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789812836816
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
maps
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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