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Challenging Neoliberalism

Globalization and the Economic Miracles in Chile and Taiwan

Cal Clark and Evelyn A. Clark

Neoliberalism, which advocates free markets without government interference, has become increasingly utilized and controversial over the last three and a half decades. This book presents case studies of Chile and Taiwan, two countries that seemingly prospered from adopting neoliberal strategies, and finds that their developmental histories challenge neoliberalism in fundamental ways.
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Globalization and the Economic Miracles in Chile and Taiwan

Cal Clark and Evelyn A. Clark

Cal Clark is Emeritus Professor of Political Science and MPA Director at Auburn University, who received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He has published widely on the political economy of development, including the single-authored Taiwan’s Development (Greenwood, 1989); the co-authored Comparing Development Patterns in Asia (Rienner, 1997) and Taiwan’s Political Economy (Rienner, 2012); and the co-edited Beyond the Developmental State (Macmillan, 1998) and Globalization’s Impact on State-Local Economic Development Policy (Nova Science, 2001).

Evelyn A. Clark is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York, Oswego, who received her PhD from the University of Kansas. Her major fields of teaching and research include globalization, feminism, and social inequalities. She is the author of Victims of Time, Warriors for Change: Chilean Women in a Neoliberal Society (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013).