Geopolitics and Trajectories of Development

Geopolitics and Trajectories of Development

The Cases of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, and Puerto Rico (RPPS 45)

Sungho Kang, ed., Ramón Grosfoguel, ed.

Publication date: 2010
ISBN-13 (print): 978-1-55729-097-7
ISBN-10 (print): 1-55729-097-0
ISBN-13 (e-book): 978-1-55729-166-0

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This volume compares the geopolitics and trajectories of South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, and Puerto Rico in response to post-WWII U.S. foreign policy to understand how these showcases have developed within the modern capitalist World-System. It also focuses on the changing relations between the United States and these societies from the Cold War to the post-Cold War periods and provides a path to forecast the future of the rapidly changing World-System.

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The contributors compare and contrast the geopolitics and trajectories of South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, and Puerto Rico in response to post-WWII U.S. foreign policy to understand how these countries have developed. Through their papers we may not only better understand the past and present of thse states but also essay to forecast the future of the rapidly changing modern capitalist World-System.

Contributors:
Ramón Grosfoguel, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Satoshi Ikeda, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University, Canada
Sungho Kang, Department of History, Sunchon National University, Korea, and Center for Korean Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Thomas E. Reifer, Department of Sociology, University of San Diego
Bernd Schaefer, German Historical Institute, and Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
Clare You, Chair, Center for Korean Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 

Pages: 127
Language: English
Publisher: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
OCLC: 611553496

Sungho Kang, ed.

Sungho Kang is professor of history at Sunchon National University, South Korea. His research interests include the theory of history, modern social thought, and comparative world history. He is coeditor of Geopolitics and Trajectories of Development: The Cases of Korea, Japan, Taiwan,Germany and Puerto Rico (IEAS, 2010).

Education: B.A., History, Korea University; M.A., History, Korea University; Ph.D., History, Korea University Post-Doc., Freie Universität Berlin

Ramón Grosfoguel, ed.

Ramón Grosfoguel is associate professor of Chicano/Latino studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He works on Latin American migration and development in global systems. He is coeditor of Geopolitics and Trajectories of Development: The Cases of Korean, Japan, Taiwan, Germany and Puerto Rico (2010).

Education: B.A., Sociology, University of Puerto Rico; M.A., Urban Studies, Temple University; Ph.D., Sociology, Temple University

Geopolitics and Trajectories of Development (RPPS 45)

Contributors – vii

Foreword – ix
Clare You

Introduction – xi
Sungho Kang and Ramón Grosfoguel

  1. 1. Beyond Divide and Rule? From the Washington to the Beijing Consensus – 1
        Thomas Ehrlich Reifer
  2. 2. U.S. Policies and the Rise and Demise of Japan, Korea, and Taiwan: An Examination of the World-System during the Cold War and After – 53
        Satoshi Ikeda
  3. 3. The United States and the Internal Development of Korea in the Post-WWII World-System – 78
        Sungho Kang
  4. 4. Patronage, Partnership, Contested Solidarity: The United States and West Germany after World War II – 96
        Bernd Schaefer
  5. 5. Puerto Rico: A Cold War Showcase in Rapid Decline – 106
        Ramón Grosfoguel