Developmental States and Business Activism East Asia's Trade Dispute Settlement

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-11-06
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Jessica Liao analyzes the rise of trade disputes between East Asia and the West, and investigates the evolving role of East Asian governments in handling these disputes. As East Asian businesses have become growing players in global markets, governments in the region are using the WTO to help them gain market access and promote exports. However, a state's success in helping the private sector is determined by how well its government can work with businesses in contesting export barriers. Focusing on Korea, Taiwan, and China's experiences in handling trade disputes beyond and within the WTO, Liao compares the role of East Asian companies in trade disputes, and examines how good government-business coordination affects the success rate of using the WTO to promote export interests.

Author Biography

Jessica Liao is a Residential Fellow at Monash University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She received her PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Southern California, USA. Her research focuses on East Asian political economy, regionalism and globalization.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Developmental States Contesting Export Barriers in the WTO, An Analytical Framework
3. The Developmental State Goes Litigious, Korea's Pursuit of WTO Litigation
4. Taiwan, The Developmental State Trying to Be Litigious
5. The Legacy of a Developmental State, China's Reservation in Using the WTO Dispute Settlement System
6. Conclusion

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