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Coming Full Circle: An Economic History of the Pacific Rimby Eric Jones
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Analyzing the long-term, historical development of the major economies around the Pacific Rim in language aimed at the general reader, Coming Full Circle throws light on the most important relationships in the region today as well as on the prospects for future economic development and political cooperation.The authors begin with a critique of the popular notion of a "Pacific region," paying particular attention to the influence of geography and environment on population distribution and patterns of regional economic activity. They address the diverse indigenous development of pre-European times, later periods of direct European influence, and the evolution of modern-day urban societies in the region. Finally, they track the rise of the United States and Japan as the dominant regional economic powers and forecast changes we can expect to see in the years ahead, noting in particular the increasing importance of China.
"A timely addition to the literature on the Pacific Rim, which is the center of attention of much of the world. Its readability and accessibility make the book an ideal introduction to all levels of courses having anything to do with this vast and dynamic region." Pacific Affairs
"This work tackles the economic history of the Pacific Rim, beginning with an examination of its economies. The vastly diverse political, cultural, and geographical elements of this region present quite a challenge to the authors, both academic, but they have risen to it admirably. Their examinations of the subject, from the first settled societies to prospects for the future give the 'big picture' of this large area. Recommended." Library Journal
"A valuable historical introduction to the world's most dynamic set of economies." Choice
This book offers a broad historical critique of the popular notion of a Pacific region.” Analyzing the long-term, historical development of the major economies around the Pacific Rim in language aimed at the general reader, the authors throw light on the most important relationships in the region today as well as on the prospects for the future.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-180) and index.
About the Author
Eric Jones is professor of economics (economic history) at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and professorial associate of the Graduate School of Management, University of Melbourne. He is author of The European Miracle: Environment, Economies, and Geopolitics in the History of Europe and Asia.
Lionel Frost is lecturer in economic history at La Trobe University and author of The New Urban Frontier: Urbanisation and City-Building in Australia and the American West.
Colin White is senior lecturer in economic history at La Trobe University and author of Russia and America: The Roots of Economic Divergence.
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