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Bounding the Mekong: The Asian Development Bank, China, and Thailand

Jim Glassman


Transnational economic integration has been described as an opportunity for all participants to achieve greater prosperity through a combination of political cooperation and capitalist economic competition. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has championed such rhetoric in promoting the integration of China, Southeast Asia's formerly socialist states, and Thailand into a regional project called the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). But while the GMS project is in fact hastening regional economic integration, the book shows that the approach belies the ADB's idealized description of “win-win” outco ... More

Keywords: transnational economic integration, Asian Development Bank, Greater Mekong Subregion, globalization, uneven development, China, Southeast Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780824834449
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834449.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jim Glassman, author
University of British Columbia