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The Conventional Route, Joining Global Capitalism: Track 2 — the Asian NICs

  • James H. Mittelman
  • Mustapha Kamal Pasha
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

On the conventional route’s high speed track, only the more daring have managed to navigate the main thoroughfare. Fast-tracking runs greater risk of collision, but also offers the passengers greater rewards, at least in the short term, should they survive the deadly traffic. Both dismal failures and spectacular successes have been recorded.

Keywords

Chinese Communist Party Land Reform Asian Economy Woman Worker Asian Development Bank 
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Notes and References

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© James H. Mittelman and Mustapha Kamal Pasha 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • James H. Mittelman
    • 1
  • Mustapha Kamal Pasha
    • 1
  1. 1.School of International ServiceAmerican UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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