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Contents List of Tables and Figures * vii Acknowledgements * ix Introduction * 1 1 Market Fundamentalism * 19 The post-Second World War development effort * 20 The rise ofneo-liberalism * 27 Alternatives to market fundamentalism * 32 2 Who Pays for Market Fundamentalism? * 40 Background to theories of gender and development * 41 Women's work as defined by the market * 43 Neo-liberalism and increasing women's employment * 45 Women's invisible contributions * 53 Labour of love: the care economy and declining social services * 57 The interventionist state versus market fundamentalism * 60 3 Taiwan: Neo-Liberalism or Developmentalist State? * 64 Colonial history * 64 The making of modern Taiwan * 69 Women's role in Taiwan's economic success * 77 Invisible economic contributions * 91 Community and volunteer work: state-initiated organizations * 96 Gender politics, civil society and Taiwan's future * 99 4 Indonesia: Paper Tiger and the Asian Crisis * 106 Colonial history * 106 Modern Indonesia: state structure and political economy * 112 Women's role in the economy * 120 vi CONTENTS 5 The Philippines: Exporting Women Is Good for Growth * 136 Colonial history * 136 Modern Filipino state structure and development strategy * 146 Women's role in the economy * 155 6 Conclusion: Liberalization in Crisis * 172 Challenging neo-liberalist assumptions * 172 APEC and the unholy marriage of neo-liberalism and neo-conservatism * 179 Neo-liberalism in crisis: looking into the future * 183 Bibliography * 187 Index * 201