How did China, India and Russia Globalize their Economies? From Textiles to Telecommunications.

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Friday, April 1st, 2022

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East Asia Seminar Series


The talk will be based on Roselyn Hsueh’s forthcoming book – Micro-institutional Foundations of Capitalism: Sectoral Pathways to Globalization in China, India, and Russia (Cambridge University Press, expected May 2022)

What is the relationship between internal development and integration into the global economy in developing countries? How and why do state–market relations differ? And do these differences matter in the post-cold war era of global conflict and cooperation? Drawing on research in China, India, and Russia and examining sectors from textiles to telecommunications, Micro-institutional Foundations of Capitalism introduces a new theory of sectoral pathways to globalization and development. Adopting a historical and comparative approach, the book’s Strategic Value Framework shows how state elites perceive the strategic value of sectors in response to internal and external pressures. Sectoral structures and organization of institutions further determine the role of the state in market coordination and property rights arrangements. The resultant dominant patterns of market governance vary by country and sector within country. These national configurations of sectoral models are the micro-institutional foundations of capitalism, which mediate globalization and development.

Roselyn Hsueh is an associate professor of political science at Temple University, where she co-directs the Certificate in Political Economy. She is the author of Micro-Institutional Foundations of Capitalism: Sectoral Pathways to Globalization in China, India, and Russia (Cambridge University Press, May 2022), China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization (Cornell University Press, 2011), and scholarly articles on states and markets, comparative regulation and governance, and political economy of development. She is a frequent commentator on politics, finance and trade, and economic development in China and beyond. BBC World News, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, National Public Radio, and The Washington Post, among other media outlets, have featured her research. The Fulbright Global Scholar Award and other prestigious fellowships have funded research and international fieldwork. She holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


Roselyn Hsueh
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Temple University

Diana Fu
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy; Director of the East Asia Seminar Series at the Asian Institute, Munk School, University of Toronto

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