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Whatever happened to the Pacific Century?

Foot, Rosemary and Walter, Andrew (1999) Whatever happened to the Pacific Century? Review of International Studies, 25 (5). pp. 245-269. ISSN 1469-9044

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Abstract

Typical of the opposing trends that have been a part of the decade 1989 to 1999, many of the states in the Asia-Pacific in these ten years have shifted from ‘miracle’ status to crisis. From being the political and economic model for other countries in both the developing and the developed world, they now signal how best to avoid the less savoury pitfalls of rapid development. The miracle status, deriving from two decades or more of impressive growth rates on the basis of a presumed distinctive politico-economic model, was supposed to herald a Pacific Century. The key characteristics of this new era were a newfound regional coherence and a related transfer of economic and above all political power from the Atlantic community towards Asia-Pacific. The crisis, in turn, is seen as marking the end of that shift in the economic and political centres of gravity.

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Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JZ International relations
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Date Deposited: 04 May 2006
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/747/

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