T. J. Pempel

T. J. Pempel is Jack M. Forcey Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies, Professor of Political Science, and holder of the Il Han New Chair at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author or editor of many books, including Regime Shift: Comparative Dynamics of the Japanese Political Economy, Crisis as Catalyst: Asia’s Dynamic Political Economy, and The Politics of the Asian Economic Crisis (all from Cornell) and Japan in Crisis: What Will It Take for Japan to Rise Again?


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  1. Two Crises, Different Outcomes
    This volume examines East Asian policy reactions to the global financial crisis of 2008–9 and the Asian financial crisis of...... Learn More
    Published: 8th December 2014
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  2. Crisis as Catalyst
    The financial crisis that swept across East Asia during 1997–1998 was devastating not only in its economic impact but also in its social and political effects. The explosive growth and sociopolitical modernization that had powered... Learn More
    Published: 28th August 2008
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  3. Remapping East Asia
    An overarching ambiguity characterizes East Asia today. The region has at least a century-long history of internal divisiveness, war, and conflict, and it remains the site of several nettlesome territorial disputes. However, a... Learn More
    Published: 14th December 2004
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  4. The Politics of the Asian Economic Crisis
    In the summer of 1997, a tidal wave of economic problems swept across Asia. Currencies plummeted, banks failed, GNP stagnated, unemployment soared, and exports stalled. In short, the vaunted "Asian Economic Miracle" became the... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 1999
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  5. Regime Shift
    The Liberal Democratic Party, which dominated postwar Japan, lost power in the early 1990s. During that same period, Japan's once stellar economy suffered stagnation and collapse. Now a well-known commentator on contemporary Japan... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1998
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