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A comparative study which describes and analyses the contribution of agriculture to the economies of East Asia. Until now, little attention has been paid to the agricultural sector which actually underpins industrial and commercial development. Recently, this sector has become the focus of increasingly bitter economic disputes, especially over protection and the use of import tariffs. A comparative framework is used, employing case studies from Japan, Taiwan and South Korea to highlight both the common characteristics of agriculture's role in East Asian development, and features particular to the political economy of agriculture in each country.
Preface Conventions Contents 1. Agriculture and Industrialisation: the East Asian Case Agriculture's Role in Development Agricultural Adjustment An East Asian Model of Agriculture's Role in Industrialisation? Questions and Hypotheses 2. East Asian Agriculture: Patterns and Trends The Agricultural Environment The Economic Organisation of Agriculture Agriculture in the Economy Conclusion: the Pattern of Change in East Asian Agriculture 3. The Role of Agriculture in Japanese Industrialisation Industrialisation and Agricultural Growth in Pre-War Japan Agriculture's Contribution to Industrialisation Agriculture, Society and the State in Industrialising Japan Conclusion 4. The State and Agricultural Adjustment in Industrial Japan Agriculture in Industrial Japan The State and Agricultural Adjustment: The Rise of the Food Control System The End of an Era in Agricultural Adjustment: the Crisis of 1993/4 Conclusion: the New Food Law and the Future of Japanese Agriculture 5. Agriculture and Industrialisation in Korea Korean Industrialisation Korean Agriculture on the Eve of Industrialisation Agriculture's Contribution to Industrialisation Agriculture and the State during Korea's Industrialisation Conclusion 6. Agricultural Adjustment in Industrial Korea Economics and Politics form the 1970s to the 1990s Agricultural Trends in Industrial Korea Korean Agriculture in the 1990s Conclusion 7. The Role of Agriculture in Taiwan's Economic Development Industrialisation and Agricultural Growth in the 1950s and 1960s Agriculture's Resource Contribution to Industrialisation The Institutions of the Development State 8. Agricultural Adjustment in Industrial Taiwan Agriculture in the Economy in Industrial Taiwan Agricultural Policy and the Adjustment Problem Trade Liberalisation and Agricultural Politics Conclusion: a Future for Taiwanese Agriculture? 9. Conclusions: the Past and Future of East Asian Agriculture Agriculture and Industrialisation Agricultural Adjustment The Future of East Asian Agriculture Bibliography
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