Tag Archives: development

North Korea and Development

North Korea and the Geopolitics of Development is authored by Kevin Gray and Jong-Woon Lee and published by Cambridge University Press. It is reviewed for JCA by Jihyun Kim. The book seeks to explain the “seemingly enigmatic juxtaposition of North … Continue reading

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Korea’s Global Saemaul Undong

“Exporting the Will to Compete in Korea’s Global Saemaul Undong” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.2016227) is a new article by Juliette Schwak of the Division of Communication, History and Politics at Franklin University Switzerland, Sorengo, Switzerland. The abstract states: This article analyses the … Continue reading

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Technology, Development and Nationalism in China

“Hardening National Boundaries in a Globally-Connected World: Technology, Development and Nationalism in China” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.2001841) is a new article by Jun Zhang of the Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. The abstract for … Continue reading

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Duterte’s Violent Populism

“Duterte’s Violent Populism: Mass Murder, Political Legitimacy and the ‘Death of Development’ in the Philippines” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1910859) is a new article by Mark R. Thompson of the Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong. The abstract … Continue reading

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Transnational Labour Regimes and Neo-Liberal Development in Cambodia

“Transnational Labour Regimes and Neo-Liberal Development in Cambodia” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2020.1859122) is JCA’s first article published in 2021. It is authored by Dae-Oup Chang of the Global Korean Studies programme at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. The abstract states: This … Continue reading

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Drums of War, Drums of Development

Drums of War, Drums of Development. The Formation of a Pacific Ruling Class and Industrial Transformation in East and Southeast Asia, 1945–1980 is a mammoth 700+ page book by Jim Glassman, published by Brill. It is reviewed by JCA’s editor, … Continue reading

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Capitalism, Production and Conflict in Southeast Asia’s Development

“Capitalism, Conflict and Contradiction: Southeast Asia’s Development and the Reorganisation of Production” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2020. 1734227) is a new and important article authored by JCA co-editor Toby Carroll of the Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong. … Continue reading

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Competitive Connectivity and Obsolete Development Agendas in Asia

In the Commentary, “Old Wine in New Bottles? How Competitive Connectivity Revitalises an Obsolete Development Agenda in Asia” (DOI:10.1080/00472336.2019.1705878), Jürgen Rüland of the Department of Political Science, University of Freiburg, Germany, writes of the unacceptably high social costs associated with … Continue reading

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Free access to The political economy of dowry in Bangladesh

In a new article published at the JCA website, the University of Bath’s Sarah C. White examines the question of dowries in Bangladesh. The paper can be freely accessed at the JCA website. The abstract to Patriarchal Investments: Marriage, Dowry … Continue reading

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Agrarian societies and change

Melissa Johnston, a PhD student at Murdoch University’s Asia Research Centre, has reviewed Tanya Jakimow’s book Decentring Development: Understanding Change in Agrarian Societies (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1138272). Jakimow asks: How do agrarian societies respond to development? Johnston says the book is “an … Continue reading

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