Tag Archives: Ha-Joon Chang

The Rule-Based International Order: Discourse and Reality in East Asia (short version)


The rule-based international order or the liberal international order, has recently garnered increasing attention recently. This post-World War II order is generally defined as a free open market, trade and liberal globalization system. Such an order has been argued to … Continue reading

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Links for Thought 12


1) The Real Hamilton: What’s Not to Love? A Bloomberg article that talks about Alexander Hamilton, one of the very early US Treasury Secretaries, and how his ideas to grow the US economy then wouldn’t be accepted by the mainstream … Continue reading

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What’s ODA? It’s definition has been changed…


I was about to write Part 3 of the 2015 SDSR when this news release appeared. In summary, the UK along with others Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Development Assistance (OECD-DAC) have altered the definition of Official Assistance (ODA). … Continue reading

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The NSS 2015 & the SDSR 2015: The “Development” parts Part 2


Another also quite obvious development initiative proposed was to continue developing global or international development arena is brought up on page 48, paragraph 5.9 which states that the UK has and will continue to play a leading role in the … Continue reading

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Links for thought 11


Haven’t done this series in a while so here we go: 1) Jin Liqun: From the lines of Lord Byron to AIIB’s corridors of power A Devex article on Jin Liqun,the first leader of the recently created, non-Western dominated, non-neoliberal … Continue reading

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Revisiting Bill Easterly’s critique of Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans


Back in Cambridge, I naturally had to read the works from my renown lecturer, Dr. Ha-Joon Chang. One of them was his book Bad Samaritans: The Guilty Secrets of Rich Nations & the threat to Global Prosperity (Random House Paperback version). … Continue reading

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