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  1. Local Societies and Rural Development

    Local Societies and Rural Development

    Edited by Shinichi Shigetomi, Ikuko Okamoto
    The importance of community-based and participatory approaches to rural development in developing countries has long been emphasized. Rural people, who are economically and politically weak as individuals, can only participate in development projects when they are collectively organized. However, this is no easy task. This book aims to identify the mechanisms in each local society through which rural people can best organize themselves to meet their development requirements. It stresses the need to find local mechanisms that motivate and control the members of a new organization in order to achieve organizational goals. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  2. The Dynamics of Economic Growth

    The Dynamics of Economic Growth

    Khuong Minh Vu
    The advancement of a nation from poverty to prosperity is not a technical process but a great transformation. At the center of this change are two driving forces – emotion, which is referred to as aspiration, anxiety, and sense of responsibility; and enlightenment, which is associated with the freedom from dogmatism, open-mindedness, and the hunger for learning. It is these two factors that have determined not only the remarkable success of Asia in economic development but also the uniqueness of its growth model. This book examines the rise of Asia in the past two decades and draws lessons from its growth patterns. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  3. Coordinating Urban and Rural Development in China

    Coordinating Urban and Rural Development in China

    Ye Yumin, Richard LeGates
    This detailed study offers a succinct yet comprehensive introduction to China’s crucial policy to coordinate urban and rural development. It describes the theoretical, political, and economic reasons why China allowed a large gap between urban and rural incomes, public services, and quality of life to emerge, and the recent national and local government efforts to narrow this inequality. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  4. Clusters and Economic Growth in Asia

    Clusters and Economic Growth in Asia

    Edited by Sören Eriksson
    This detailed book explores and provides insights into the development and transformation of various clusters, economies and industrial sectors in East and Southeast Asia. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  5. Corporate Governance, Enforcement and Financial Development

    Corporate Governance, Enforcement and Financial Development

    Ding Chen
    This important new book attempts to establish a fresh conceptual framework for the study of corporate governance by employing the new institutional economics of contract enforcement. This framework helps to clarify two critical issues including the role of law in financial development and whether there is an optimal corporate governance model that should be followed by countries attempting to develop their own stock markets. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  6. Middle Class China

    Middle Class China

    Edited by Minglu Chen, David S.G. Goodman
    A general expectation has developed that China’s middle class will generate not only social but also political change. This expectation often overlooks the reality that there is no single Chinese middle class with a common identity or will to action. This timely volume examines the behaviour and identity of the different elements of China’s middle class – entrepreneurs, managers, and professionals – in order to understand their centrality to the wider processes of social and political change in China. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. China’s Economic Development

    China’s Economic Development

    Lu Ming, Zhao Chen, Yongqin Wang, Yan Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Changyuan Luo
    The authors identify three major factors in the growth of the Chinese economy: economic decentralization and political centralization; the urban–rural divide; and relational society. These are explored in depth via analyses of factors including urban and rural economic development and their political and social foundations, industrial agglomeration, transitions of public services and governmental responsibilities towards them and developmental imbalances and mechanisms. It is illustrated that whilst contemporary China has obviously made great economic strides, a wide variety of problems are accumulating over time. The book concludes that following three decades of high economic growth, China now faces great challenges for sustainable growth, and the institutions of China’s economy have reached a critical point. Strategies for dealing with these challenges and requirements for the successful future development of China are thus prescribed. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  8. Asia Rising

    Asia Rising

    Edited by Hal Hill, Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista
    The centre of global economic activity is shifting rapidly towards Asia, driven by a combination of the economic dynamism of China, India and other middle-income Asian countries, and sluggish growth in the OECD economies. The rapid growth and rising global prominence has raised a range of major challenges for Asia and for the rest of the world. This comprehensive, forward-looking book examines these issues through in-depth studies of major Asian economies and an analysis of the key development policy options. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 191.00   Web: $ 171.90
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  9. Aging, Economic Growth, and Old-Age Security in Asia

    Aging, Economic Growth, and Old-Age Security in Asia

    Edited by Donghyun Park, Sang-Hyop Lee, Andrew Mason
    First, the expert contributors argue, Asia must find ways to sustain rapid economic growth in the face of less favorable demographics, which implies slower growth of the workforce. Second, they contend, Asia must find ways to deliver affordable, adequate, and sustainable old-age economic security for its growing elderly population. Underpinned by rigorous analysis, a wide range of concrete policy options for sustaining economic growth while delivering economic security for the elderly are then presented. These include Asia-wide policy options – relevant to the entire region – such as building up strong national pension systems, while other policy options are more relevant to sub-groups of countries. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  10. China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities

    China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities

    Edited by Beatriz Carrillo , David S.G. Goodman
    The expert contributors illustrate how the development of the urban economic environment has led to changes in the urban working class, through an exploration of the workplace experiences of rural migrant workers, and of the plight of the old working class in the state-owned sector. They address questions on the extent to which migrant workers have become a new working class, are absorbed into the old working class, or simply remain as migrant workers. Changes in class relations in villages in the urban periphery – where the urbanization drive and in-migration has lead to a new local politics of class differentiation – are also raised. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 111.00   Web: $ 99.90
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  11. Economic Development in China, India and East Asia

    Economic Development in China, India and East Asia

    Kartik Roy, Hans Blomqvist, Cal Clark
    This is a thorough and comprehensive study – both in terms of country coverage and in-depth analysis – covering the economic development of all the major economies in the Asian continent, namely China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  12. Market Platforms, Industrial Clusters and Small Business Dynamics

    Market Platforms, Industrial Clusters and Small Business Dynamics

    Ding Ke
    Specialized markets are a unique product of China’s economic transition. They are marketplaces located in industrial clusters, specializing in the wholesale of local commodities and related goods. Ding Ke reveals that, despite their seemingly primitive form, specialized markets appeared in many of the modern industrial sectors and were paradoxically upgraded and expanded as these clusters developed. He argues that specialized markets have also formed solid linkages with marketplaces in various cities in China and in other developing economies. A powerful, emerging market-oriented distribution system has thus appeared. Based on thorough fieldwork covering ten years, and using the novel theory of the platform, this book clarifies the unique development logic of specialized markets. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  13. Making Capitalism in Rural China

    Making Capitalism in Rural China

    Michael Webber
    This stimulating and challenging book explores the duplicitous nature of development in China. On the positive side, it brings longer and healthier lives; fewer children dead before they are five years old; more comfort and security from famine and disaster; more education; more communication; more travel; less war. But from another, darker perspective, development brings violence to some people – those who are in the way of the new things, those who cannot adapt to the new ways – and it threatens old knowledges, habits and societies as it disrupts old power structures. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  14. Managing Macroeconomic Policies for Sustainable Growth

    Managing Macroeconomic Policies for Sustainable Growth

    John Asafu-Adjaye, Renuka Mahadevan
    The authors expertly reveal a model-based analysis of economic development and environmental issues with policy prescriptions for enhancing sustainable development. Within the last four decades, there has been a rapid deterioration in the quality of our environmental and natural resources, raising grave concerns about the sustainability of unbridled economic growth. In light of these concerns, the authors analyse a range of economic and environmental issues, and propose policy recommendations that would enhance sustainable economic growth. The book covers a variety of issues related to economic development, trade, energy and climate change, and focuses on countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  15. An Economic History of Modern China

    An Economic History of Modern China

    Joseph C.H. Chai
    As a country’s current development is path dependent, the rise of China and its strategic implications can only be understood in a historical context. Hence, the key to understanding contemporary China is the understanding of its past. So far there has been an absence of a comprehensive text dealing with Chinese economic history in the English language. An Economic History of Modern China fills this important gap, focusing on modern Chinese economic growth and comprehensively surveying the patterns of China’s growth experience over the past 200 years, from the Opium wars to the present day. Key events are traced back to their foundations in history to explain their impact on China’s modern economic growth. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  16. Improving Irrigation in Asia

    Improving Irrigation in Asia

    Elinor Ostrom, Wai Fung Lam, Prachanda Pradhan, Ganesh P. Shivakoti
    Improving Irrigation in Asia is based on a longitudinal study over two decades on innovative intervention for sustained performance of irrigation systems. The work identifies key factors that can help explain the performance of interventions, and explicates lessons for resource management and the management of development assistance. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 37.00   Web: $ 29.60
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  17. Globalisation, Agriculture and Development

    Globalisation, Agriculture and Development

    Edited by Matthew Tonts, M. A.B. Siddique
    This book explores the links between globalization, agriculture and development in a number of contemporary Asia-Pacific nations. It highlights the complex and diversified nature of agricultural change in these contexts, and the ways in which this shapes patterns of economic and social development. Globalisation, Agriculture and Development shows that while agriculture continues to play an important role in local, regional and national development, both the industry and the communities it supports are facing an increasing number of economic, social and environmental challenges. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  18. Asian Regionalism in the World Economy

    Asian Regionalism in the World Economy

    Edited by Masahiro Kawai, Jong-Wha Lee, Peter A. Petri, Giovanni Capanelli
    The structure and policy architecture of the world economy, as it emerges from the historic challenges now underway, will be affected by the dramatic rise of Asian economies and deepening connections among them. This important book examines the rapid transformation of the Asian economy, the challenges it faces, emerging regional solutions, and how Asia can play a more constructive role in the global economy. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 197.00   Web: $ 177.30
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  19. Input Trade and Production Networks in East Asia

    Input Trade and Production Networks in East Asia

    Edited by Daisuke Hiratsuka, Yoko Uchida
    Intermediate input trade is regarded as an important contributory factor in explaining the increase in world trade in recent years. This timely book presents, for the first time, meticulous empirical analyses of the growth of input trade, and includes detailed studies that capture the main features and characteristics of production networks in East Asia. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  20. Globalization and Development in the Mekong Economies

    Globalization and Development in the Mekong Economies

    Edited by Suiwah Leung, Ben Bingham, Matt Davies
    Since the late 1980s, Vietnam, Cambodia, PDR Lao, and Myanmar have been opening their economies to international trade and investment. With the exception of Myanmar, the reforms have yielded impressive results, but the process is far from complete. In this enlightening book, a group of leading scholars outline the continuing reform efforts needed to survive the current global recession and place these economies in a competitive position on the recovery of the world economy. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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