Developmentalist Cities? Interrogating Urban Developmentalism in East Asia [Paperback Version]

Jamie Doucette, Bae-gyoon Park

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Developmentalist Cities addresses the missing urban story in research on East Asian developmentalism and the missing developmentalist story in studies of East Asian urbanization. It does so by promoting interdisciplinary research into the subject of urban developmentalism: a term that editors Jamie Doucette and Bae-Gyoon Park use to highlight the particular nature of the urban as a site of and for developmentalist intervention. The contributors to this volume deepen this concept by examining the legacy of how Cold War and post-Cold War geopolitical economy, spaces of exception (from special zones to industrial districts), and diverse forms of expertise have helped produce urban space in East Asia. Contributors: Carolyn Cartier, Christina Kim Chilcote, Young Jin Choi, Jamie Doucette, Eli Friedman, Jim Glassman, Heidi Gottfried, Laam Hae, Jinn-yuh Hsu, Iam Chong Ip, Jin-Bum Jang, Soo-Hyun Kim, Jana M. Kleibert, Kah Wee Lee, Seung-Ook Lee, Christina Moon, Bae-Gyoon Park, Hyun Bang Shin.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChicago
PublisherHaymarket Books
Number of pages364
ISBN (Print)9781642590722
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020

Publication series

NameStudies in Critical Social Sciences


  • developmentalism
  • cities
  • special economic zones
  • nationalism
  • modernity
  • planning


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