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Globalization, Politics, and Financial Turmoil
Asia's Banking Crisis

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Part of Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions

  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521107433

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  • In a world where capital moves freely across national borders, developing countries have increasingly been subjected to devastating financial crises caused by the sudden withdrawal of foreign capital. How do such crises develop? This book focuses on a novel causal path: that of miscommunication. By examining the determinants of Asia's financial crisis of 1997-98, it demonstrates why developing democracies are exceptionally vulnerable to breakdowns in communication between financial officials and the chief executive and outlines the disastrous consequences of such breakdowns.

    • Examines the financial consequences of democracy
    • Should be of interest to political scientists, finance majors and Asia specialists
    • Adds to the literatures in globalization, the politics of financial crises, and veto players
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    "The book makes a significant contribution to the progress of international relations by addressing the concept of incomplete and asymmetic information in international finance." - Anastacia Xenias, Columbia University Political Science Quarterly

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    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521107433
    • length: 176 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Bank regulation in the debate over capital flow liberalization
    3. The signaling argument
    4. Incredible signaling in democracies: the cases of Thailand, South Korea, and the Philippines
    5. Unorthodox solutions to the signaling problem: the cases of Malaysia and Indonesia
    6. Orthodox solutions to the signaling problem: the cases of Singapore and Hong Kong
    7. Some concluding remarks.

  • Author

    Shanker Satyanath, New York University
    Shanker Satyanath is currently as Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at New York University. He received his Masters in Management from Northwestern University and his PhD in Political Science from Columbia University, New York.

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