10. “Detroit of the East”: A Multiscalar Case Study of Regional Development Policy in Thailand

  1. Bae-Gyoon Park2,
  2. Richard Child Hill3 and
  3. Asato Saito PhD4
  1. Richard Child Hill3 and
  2. Kuniko Fujita1

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346657.ch10

Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States

Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States

How to Cite

Hill, R. C. and Fujita, K. (2011) “Detroit of the East”: A Multiscalar Case Study of Regional Development Policy in Thailand, in Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States (eds B.-G. Park, R. C. Hill and A. Saito), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346657.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    College of Education at Seoul National University, Korea

  2. 3

    Michigan State University, USA

  3. 4

    University of Singapore, Singapore

Author Information

  1. 1

    Michigan State University, Hiroshima University in Japan

  2. 3

    Michigan State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192804

Online ISBN: 9781444346657

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Keywords:

  • Thailand “Detroit of the East,” multiscalar case study;
  • interplay of neoliberalism, developmentalism, neopatrimonialism;
  • “neoliberalism problematic” and contemporary social change;
  • the ESIE and the AAT, US-centered, Japan-centered, Thai regime;
  • neoliberal problematic, in East Asian context;
  • AAT, ESIE, alliance between Ford and Mazda Motor Corporations;
  • centrally managed system and Thai business elites, using NPM;
  • from mass to niche industrialization;
  • global neoliberalism, force behind neoliberalization in Thailand;
  • regional developmentalism, Japan's influence in Thailand

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Neoliberal Problematic in the East Asian Context

  • Detroit of the East

  • Global Neoliberalism

  • Regional Developmentalism

  • The Thai State: From Bureaucratic Polity To …?

  • The Eastern Seaboard Region

  • The Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate

  • Automotive Alliance Thailand

  • Conclusion

  • References