2016/04/28
Vol.5, No.1, TADEM

Contents>> Vol. 5, No. 1  The Rise and Fall of Virata’s Network: Technocracy and the Politics of Economic Decision Making in the Philippines Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem* * Department of Political Science, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, 2nd Floor Bulwagang Silangang Palma, Roces Ave., cor. Africa St., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines e-mail: teresatadem[at]gmail.com The influence of a technocratic network in the Philippines that was formed around Cesar E. A. Virata, prime minister under Ferdinand Marcos, rose during the martial law period (1972–86), when technocracy was pushed to the forefront of economic policy making. Applying concepts of networks, this essay traces the rise and eventual collapse […]

2014/08/28
Vol.3, No.2 Khadijah Md Khalid and Mahani Zainal Abidin

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 2 Technocracy in Economic Policy-Making in Malaysia Khadijah Md Khalid* and Mahani Zainal Abidin** * International Institute of Public Policy and Management (INPUMA), University of Malaya, Academic and International Building, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Corresponding author’s e-mail: dijut[at]email.com ** Mahani Zainal Abidin was the chief executive of Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia from 2010 until her untimely demise on June 22, 2013. This article looks at the role of the technocracy in economic policy-making in Malaysia. The analysis was conducted across two phases, namely the period before and after the 1997/98 economic and financial crises, and during the premiership of four prime ministers […]

2014/08/28
Vol.3, No.2 Khoo Boo Teik

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 2 Technocracy and Politics in a Trajectory of Conflict* Khoo Boo Teik** * An earlier version of this article first appeared as No Insulation: Politics and Technocracy’s Troubled Trajectory, IDE Discussion Paper No. 236, May 2010, Institute of Developing Economies, Chiba, Japan. Permission to publish the paper in its present edited form is gratefully acknowledged. ** 邱武德, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677, Japan e-mail: khoo-bt[at]grips.ac.jp Technocracy often holds out the promise of rational, professional, and politically disinterested decision-making particularly in economic planning and management. Yet states and regimes frequently turn to technocracy not just to obtain expert inputs and calculated […]

2014/08/28
Vol.3, No.2 The Editors

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 2 Technocracy and Economic Decision-Making in Southeast Asia: An Overview The Editors (Khoo Boo Teik,* Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem,** and Shiraishi Takashi***) * 邱武德, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677, Japan Corresponding author’s e-mail address: khoo-bt[at]grips.ac.jp ** Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines *** 白石 隆, Institute of Developing Economies Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), 3-2-2 Wakaba, Mihamaku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, 261-8545, Japan; National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677, Japan This article provides an overview of issues important to studying technocracy and economic decision-making in Southeast Asia. Historically […]

2014/08/28
Vol.3, No.2 Shiraishi Takashi

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 2 Indonesian Technocracy in Transition: A Preliminary Analysis* Shiraishi Takashi** *I would like to thank Caroline Sy Hau for her insightful comments and suggestions for this article. **白石 隆, Institute of Developing Economies Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), 3-2-2 Wakaba, Mihamaku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture 261-8545, Japan; National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677, Japan e-mail: takasisiraisi[at]gmail.com Indonesia underwent enormous political and institutional changes in the wake of the 1997–98 economic crisis and the collapse of Soeharto’s authoritarian regime. Yet something curious happened under President Yudhoyono: a politics of economic growth has returned in post-crisis decentralized, democratic Indonesia. The politics of economic growth […]

 

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