First published in 1997, this volume features analysis of one of the fastest growing areas in Asia for gross national product, trade and commerce: the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Of its members, Singapore has achieved a GDP exceeding Spain, Ireland and New Zealand, with Brunei Darussalam close to that mark. The other four countries, on their current trajectories, are expected to soon join the Newly Industrialized Economies (NIE) of Asia which already include Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore. This collaboration consists of six analyses of the six member countries of the ASEAN: Brunei’s socio-economic policies, Indonesia’s political and economic reforms, the implementation of the New Economic Policy (NEP) in Malaysia, the development policies in the Philippines, the successful role of socio-economic state intervention in Singapore and the double-digit growth conditions in Thailand.

chapter 1|23 pages

Economie and social policies of Brunei: an empirical analysis

ByShamim A. Siddiqui, Abdul A. Hashim, Abu NM Wahid

chapter 2|17 pages

Policy reforms in Indonesia: a political economy perspective

ByAbu N.M. Wahid, Mohamad Ikhsan

chapter 3|22 pages

Malaysia in transition 1

Edited ByAnis Chowdhury

chapter 4|22 pages

Economie development in the Philippines: a frustrated take-off?

ByMahabub Hossain

chapter 5|22 pages

A brief assessment of Singapore’s economic miracle

ByHabibullah Khan

chapter 6|22 pages

An enduring lesson from Thailand’s economic performance

ByA.T.M. Nurul Amin