© 2012

Developmental Politics in Transition

The Neoliberal Era and Beyond

  • Chang Kyung-Sup
  • Ben Fine
  • Linda Weiss

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Neoliberalism and Developmental Politics in Perspective

    1. Chang Kyung-Sup, Linda Weiss, Ben Fine
      Pages 1-23
  3. Developmental Politics and Neoliberalism: Critical Issues

  4. Developmental Politics and Neoliberalism in Developing Political Economies

  5. Developmental Politics and Neoliberalism in Developed Political Economies

  6. Conclusion and Prospect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Ben Fine, Chang Kyung-Sup
      Pages 299-318

About this book


Blending theory and case studies, this volume explores a vitally important and topical aspect of developmentalism, which remains a focal point for scholarly and policy debates around democracy and social development in the global political economy. Includes case studies from China, Vietnam, India, Brazil, Uganda, South Korea, Ireland, Australia.


China crisis management democracy economy Europe neoliberalism Policy political economy transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Chang Kyung-Sup
    • 1
  • Ben Fine
    • 2
  • Linda Weiss
    • 3
  1. 1.Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
  2. 2.School of Oriental and African Studies, University of LondonUK
  3. 3.University of SydneyAustralia

About the editors

PETER ABRAHAMSON Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Copenhagen, Denmark C.P. CHANDRASEKHAR Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India CHANG HA-JOON Reader in Economics at the University of Cambridge, UK YIN-WAH CHU Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Hong Kong Baptist University, China JULIUS KIIZA Associate Professor of Political Economy and Development at Makerere University, Uganda TAT YAN KONG Reader (Associate Professor) in Comparative Politics and Development Studies at SOAS, University of London, UK KWON HYEONG-KI is an associate professor of Political Science at Seoul National University, South Korea PIETRO MASINA Associate Professor of Political Economy of Development at the University of Naples 'L'Orientale', Italy ALFREDO SAAD-FILHO Professor of Political Economy at SOAS, University of London, UK ALVIN Y. SO Chair Professor of Social Science Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China ELIZABETH THURBON Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Bibliographic information


"This sober intellectual project is empirically packed and theoretically reflective in its insistence that '[e]ach system should be examined by reference to the structures, agencies, processes, power, and conflicts that are exercised in material provision'. Academics, students and practitioners of peacebuilding should find much of interest and relevance in its book. For me, its key contribution lies in how it debunks a number of central myths about neoliberalism." - Mandy Turner, Peacebuilding