Publisher description for Neoliberalism and institutional reform in East Asia / edited by Meredith Jung-En Woo.


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In the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, international financial institutions suggested various neoliberal quick-fix solutions for reforming economic management within East Asian countries. This book brings together scholars of political economy, law and sociology to interrogate the seemingly unproblematic notions - the rules of law, good corporate governance, and flexible labour market - that inform neoliberal policy prescriptions. It also discusses how these concepts have been translated and practiced in East Asia, exploring the philosophical and empirical bases of the suggested solutions and examining the extent to which they have been followed.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Law reform -- Asia.
Rule of law -- Asia.
Neoliberalism -- Asia.