Urban Developmentalism in East Asia: Geopolitical Economies, Spaces of Exception, and Networks of Expertise

eds. Jamie Doucette and Bae-Gyoon Park
This special issue highlights an exciting range of contemporary, interdisciplinary research into spatial forms, political economic processes, and planning policies that have animated East Asian urbanization. To help situate this research, this introductory article argues that the urban as form, process, and imaginary has often been absent from research on East Asian developmentalism; likewise, the influence of developmentalism on East Asian urbanization has remained under-examined in urban research. To rectify this issue, we propose a concept of urban developmentalism that is useful for highlighting the nature of the urban as a site of and for developmentalist intervention in East Asia. We then outline the contribution made by the articles in this special issue to three key themes that we feel are germane for the study of urban developmentalism across varied contexts: geopolitical economies, spaces of exception, and networks of expertise
Title
Urban Developmentalism in East Asia: Geopolitical Economies, Spaces of Exception, and Networks of Expertise
Author
eds. Jamie Doucette and Bae-Gyoon Park
Published
SAGE Publications, May 2018
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Citation
"Urban Developmentalism in East Asia: Geopolitical Economies, Spaces of Exception, and Networks of Expertise," , eds. Jamie Doucette and Bae-Gyoon Park (SAGE Publications, May 2018), http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/crsb/44/3, Volume 44, Issue 3.