CHANG KYUNG-SUP Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Social Development and Policy Research at Seoul National University, South Korea. His research interests include: developmental politics and social policy, comparative modernities, post-socialist transitions in East Asia, etc. His work on these issues has appeared in World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Economy and Society, and the British Journal of Sociology. He recently published South Korea under Compressed Modernity: Familial Political Economy in Transition (2010). He is currently preparing with Bryan Turner an edition on Contested Citizenship in East Asia: Developmental Politics, National Unity and Globalization.
BEN FINE Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK. His recent books include The New Development Economics: A Critical Introduction, edited with K.S. Jomo (London: Zed Press, 2006); Privatization and Alternative Public Sector Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Delivering on Electricity and Water, edited with Kate Bayliss (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); From Political Economy to Economics: Method, the Social and the Historical in the Evolution of Economic Theory, with Dimitris Milonakis (London: Routledge, 2009, awarded the 2009 Gunnar Myrdal Prize); From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics: The Shifting Boundaries Between Economics and Other Social Sciences, with Dimitris Milonakis (London: Routledge, 2009, awarded the Deutscher Memorial Prize); Theories of Social Capital: Researchers Behaving Badly (London: Routledge, 2010); Marx's Capital, 5th ed., with Alfredo Saad-Filho (London: Pluto, 2010). He is co-editing The World Bank and the Future for Development Research with Kate Bayliss and Elisa van Waeyenberge: and Beyond the Developmental State: Industrial Policy into the 21st Century, with Jyoti Saraswati and Daniela Tavasci.
LINDA WEISS Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, Australia and Honorary Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. She specializes in the comparative and international politics of economic development, with a focus on state capacity and public-private sector relations. Her work on the topics of globalization and state power, developmental states, and trade politics has resulted in numerous books, including The Myth of the Powerless State: Governing the Economy in a Global Era (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998), States in the Global Economy: Bringing Domestic Institutions Back In (edited, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), Creating Capitalism: The State and Small Business since 1945 (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1988), and How to Kill a Country: Australia's Devastating Trade Deal with the United States, with Elizabeth Thurbon and John Mathews (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2004).