Thailand Beyond the Crisis
Editor : Peter Warr
Illustrations : 43 line drawings and 63 tables
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-40239-1
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-40239-9
No of pages : 368
eBook Price : $44.95
Originally Published : 9 Sep 2004
Thailand Beyond the Crisis includes recent research to give an accurate and up to date picture of the status of Thailand''s economic recovery. The Asian economic crisis began in Thailand and ended a decade of sustained economic boom. This book identifies the role of policy errors involving both the Thai government and the IMF that lead to the crash of the fastest growing economy in the world. Warr addresses the consequences of the crisis, including sharply increased poverty incidence and a backlog of non-performing loans which clogged the banking system, delaying recovery. This book also explores the political consequences of theses events, including the emergence of the populist government of tycoon turned politician Thaksin Shinawatra. Featuring distinguished contributors, including many from Thailand, this survey concludes that Thailand''s long term prospects depend on crucial economic reforms.
Key content includes:
* the Social Consequences of the crisis, and alternatives
* public sector reform
* implications of a floating exchange rate
* urbanisation and the environment.
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Table of contents : Contributors Preface Note on referencing of Thai names Map of Thailand Part 1 Background to the Crisis and the Recovery Process 1. Boom, Bust and Beyond Peter Warr 2. Anatomy of the Crisis Ammar Siamwalla Part 2 The Social and Political Context of the Recovery Process 3. Pluto-Populism: Thaksin and Popular Politics Chris Baker 4. Socio-economic Consequences of the Crisis Isra Sarntisart 5. Developing Social Alternatives: Walking Backwards into a Khlong Pasuk Phongpaichit Part 3 The New Environmenta for Economic Policy Making 6. Public Sector Reform: A Post-crisis Opportunity Stefan Koeberle 7. Dealing with Debt: NPLs and Debt Restructuring Pakorn Vichyanond 8. The Implications of a Flexible Exchange Rate Bhanupong Nidhiprabha Part 4 The Long Term - Human Capital, Urbanization and the Environment 9. Education: The Key to Long Term Recovery? Sirilaksana Khoman 10. Urbanization: New Drivers, New Outcomes Douglas Webster 11. Natural Resources and the Environment Mingsarn Kaosa-ard Index