Économies politiques comparées, Europe de l'Est et Asie du Sud-Est
Comparing Political Economies of Central Europe and South East Asia
This is the first book to compare the political economies of different types of capitalism now emerging in Central Europe and South East Asia. It begins by observing that the countries of these two regions have certain things in common: occupied by colonial or imperial powers (with the exception of Thailand), they have experienced – or are still experiencing – dictatorial regimes (in some cases communist), and they belong to regional collective entities (UE and Asean) which essentially condition their development.
The author analyses their national heritage, often responsible for slow economic, political and social development. He estimates the consequences in relation to Western Europe and the founding members of Asean and shows how the resulting 'catch up' strategies attract as much foreign investment as possible by offering undemanding tax and social systems, to the point of deregulation.
A source of conflict between new and older members, with, as a result, the paralysis of several historical evolutions and a clear demonstration of the limits of collective management, these regional integrations have permitted the countries concerned to fortify their national sovereignty, present themselves as the defenders of widespread liberalism and zones of expansion for globalized trade.
A unique elucidation of the comparative history of South East Asia and Central Europe, before and after 1989, seen through the prism of different models of political domination and the construction of market trade.