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The East Asian Escape from Economic Backwardness: Retrospect and Prospect

Nicholas Crafts

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter is concerned with state policies and institutional arrangements that have figured prominently in the recent East Asian ‘economic miracle’, and assesses the significance of the financial ... More


The 1950s: Going for Growth

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

The transformation of Europe, from postwar ruins to the era of the economic miracles; the ‘revolutions of rising expectations’ and their fulfilment through the recipes of growth; unique, temporary ... More


Rejecting the Plan

Konrad H. Jarausch

in After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.003.03
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter treats the return of the market economy in post-war Germany, which contrasted to Nazi exploitation and Communist planning and led to the economic miracle.


Introduction: Weaving Analysis and Narrative

Ian W. McLean

in Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154671
eISBN:
9781400845439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154671.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This introductory chapter provides an inquiry into why Australia is rich—which adopts a historical approach because the roots of prosperity are embedded in the past. The levels of income observed in ... More


State, Gender, and the Organization of Business in Rural Taiwan

Rita S. Gallin

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Taiwan is often perceived as an ‘economic miracle’ because of how it has undergone a great deal of development as a result of exports. Contrary to the strategies of other Third World countries, ... More


China’s Economic Miracle

Baldev Raj Nayar

in The Geopolitics of Globalization: The Consequences for Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693034
eISBN:
9780199081783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693034.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The economic miracles achieved by Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea demonstrated the importance of an outward orientation and provided a model of economic development for other countries. Their economic ... More


“Your Post on the Frontier”: Germany in an Age of Consensus, 1945–1959

Brian C. Etheridge

in Enemies To Allies: Cold War Germany and American Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166407
eISBN:
9780813166636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166407.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter shows how the hegemony of the Cold War narrative was replicated in the mainstream American media. In a time of consensus, government endorsement naturalized the Cold War narrative and ... More


The Southeast Asian Emulators

Baldev Raj Nayar

in The Geopolitics of Globalization: The Consequences for Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693034
eISBN:
9780199081783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693034.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Japan’s economic miracle, achieved through an export-oriented strategy, was initially regarded as an anomaly. It was finally accepted as a new model of economic growth when the Four Dragons (or Gang ... More


Hong Kong and British culture: postwar contexts

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter provides the context in which Britain’s post-war cultural engagement with Hong Kong occurred. At the end of World War II, the Colonial Government resumed control over a now depopulated ... More


Jesus Means Freedom: Spring 1951–Summer 1961

Timothy Gorringe

in Karl Barth: Against Hegemony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752462
eISBN:
9780191695117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752462.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

The four volumes of Church Dogmatics which entailed Barth's ideas regarding the notion of reconciliation were written during the period between 1951 and 1959. The fourth part, and the parts that have ... More


Another Miracle?

Gordon Redding and Michael A. Witt

in The Future of Chinese Capitalism: Choices and Chances: Choices and Chances

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199575879
eISBN:
9780191702204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575879.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

There have been indications of an economic miracle in China. It is important to understand the surroundings of the complex question: How will China modernize? This book attempts to contribute to such ... More


Redefining Oppression: The 1960s, from Affluence to Youth Protest

Alessandro Brogi

in Confronting America: The Cold War between the United States and the Communists in France and Italy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834732
eISBN:
9781469602950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877746_brogi.12
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses Europe's economic miracles, which were not only about growth, prosperity, and full employment. With the arrival of mass consumption, the diffusion of visual media, and the ... More


Japan: Family Structure, Abortion, and Fertility since 1945

Jay Winter and Michael Teitelbaum

in The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: Population, Fear, and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139068
eISBN:
9780300195323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139068.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter shows that, despite Japan's fertility rates being close to those of China, the postwar history of fertility decline in these two countries was remarkably different. Japan industrialized ... More


Stars Appearing in the Sky: Unconventional Propaganda Films

Nina Schneider

in Brazilian Propaganda: Legitimizing an Authoritarian Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049908
eISBN:
9780813050362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049908.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Compulsorily broadcast in cinemas and on television, short films constituted the most important form of official propaganda. Chapter 2 provides the first systematic analysis of 106 AERP/ARP filmetes ... More


Introduction*

Vladimir Popov

in Mixed Fortunes: An Economic History of China, Russia, and the West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198703631
eISBN:
9780191772849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703631.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The general scheme of the book is presented: countries enter modern industrial growth not because of the efficiency of capitalist institutions, but due to redistribution of wealth and income that ... More


Love, Honour, and Jealousy: An Intimate History of the Italian Economic Miracle

Niamh Cullen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198840374
eISBN:
9780191875953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840374.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This book investigates how the intimate lives of Italians were transformed during the post-war ‘economic miracle’ of the 1950s and 1960s, during which millions of Italians migrated to the cities, ... More


Introduction: The Technological Imaginary of Imperial Japan

Aaron Stephen Moore

in Constructing East Asia: Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan's Wartime Era, 1931-1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785396
eISBN:
9780804786690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785396.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The introduction examines the relationship between technology and power in Japan within the context of prevailing historical narratives that portray technology as the progressive force behind Japan’s ... More


The ‘Economic Miracle’ and an Ambitious Reform Programme

Andrea Lorenzo Capussela

in The Political Economy of Italy's Decline

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198796992
eISBN:
9780191838620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796992.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses the 1950–64 period, during which Italy’s convergence to the productivity frontier proceeded at the fastest pace in its history. This burst of catch-up growth—the so-called ... More


Conclusion: The Legacy of the Lost Wave and Constitutional Rights Feminism

Molly Tambor

in The Lost Wave: Women and Democracy in Postwar Italy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199378234
eISBN:
9780199378258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378234.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The conclusion explores the legacy of the Lost Wave, arguing that the movement improved women’s citizenship and helped to legitimate Italy as a democracy. It narrates how the “prima generazione” born ... More


The Making of the West German Borderlands, 1945–1955

Astrid M. Eckert

in West Germany and the Iron Curtain: Environment, Economy, and Culture in the Borderlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190690052
eISBN:
9780190690083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690052.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter explores the economic consequences of the early inter-German border and introduces the economic heterogeneity of the borderlands through snapshots of four localities along the ... More


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