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The Asian Century, Sustainable Growth and Climate Change

Responsible Futures Matter Edited by Moazzem Hossain, Griffith Business School and Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia, Tapan Sarker, Griffith Business School and Griffith Asia Institute, Australia and the late Malcolm McIntosh, formerly Director, Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia
This path-breaking book investigates the challenges of realizing the Asian century. Prosperity in Asia does not only mean economic growth; the issues of public health, sanitation, income equality, the social safety net and efficient use of natural resources are also important. It argues for new policy initiatives in social, environmental and natural resource areas of South, Southeast and East Asia.
Extent: 320 pp
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78100 574 3
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  • Asian Studies
  • Asian Economics
  • Economics and Finance
  • Asian Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Economics
This path-breaking book investigates the challenges of realizing the Asian century. Prosperity in Asia does not only mean economic growth; the issues of public health, sanitation, income equality, the social safety net and efficient use of natural resources are also important. It argues for new policy initiatives in social, environmental and natural resource areas of South, Southeast and East Asia.

This insightful volume is presented in three parts: Part I identifies the major socio-economic factors which are likely to take away the opportunities in realizing the Asian century by 2050; Part II presents the responsible policy issues which would be needed to overcome the hurdles such as public finance, natural resources, public health and sanitation, intra-Asia migration and decentralized governance; and Part III articulates major challenges in realizing Asian prosperity including sustainable international business and sustainable growth. The topics examined range from demographic conditions and tax reform to responsible use of natural resources in the years to come.

The Asian Century, Sustainable Growth and Climate Change will appeal to academics in the fields of Asian studies and environment ecology. Both practitioners and policymakers will find this detailed analysis of the major challenges for South Asian growth an invaluable resource.
Contributors: R. Chakrabarty, S.L. Chakravarty, L.-H. Chan, M. Hossain, M.I. Hossain, S. Hossain, P. Howard, R.C. Keith, M.A. Khan, M. McIntosh, V.P. Murthy, T. Sarker, V. Sharma, P. Short, C. Tisdell, Y. Tjoe
Contents:

Preface

Introduction
Moazzem Hossain

PART I: FUTURE ISSUES OF ASIA
1. Agriculture, Structural Change and Socially Responsible Development in China and Vietnam
Clem Tisdell

2. Population, Poverty and Responsible Social Protection Issues of Asia
Moazzem Hossain

3. Resource Constraints and Asia’s Growth: Regional Cooperation for Enhancing Energy Security
Shanawez Hossain and Tapan Sarker

PART II: RESPONSIBLE POLICY MATTERS
4. Taxing for the Future: An Intergenerational Perspective
Tapan Sarker

5. Indian Agriculture in the Era of Global Warming
Ranajit Chakrabarty and Smwarajit Lahiri Chakravarty

6. China’s Changing Public Health Paradox and the New Generation of Health NGOs
Lai-Ha Chan and Ronald C. Keith

7. Towards Universal Sanitation: The Cambodian Case
Paul Howard

8. Decentralization and Poverty Reduction in Indonesia: The Case of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT)
Yenny Tjoe

9. Migration of Bangladeshi Workers to Malaysia: Emerging Lessons of Economic and Social Costs and Benefits at the Migrant, Migrant Household and Community Levels
Munshi Israil Hossain, M. Adil Khan and Patricia Short

PART III: REALIZING THE ASIAN CENTURY: THE CHALLENGES
10. Sustainable Resource Development in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
Vigya Sharma and Tapan Sarker

11. Business’s Challenge: Relating Corporate Sustainability, Strategy and Leadership
Vikram P. Murthy

12. The Asian Century is the Chinese Century and the Century of Turbulence
Malcolm McIntosh

Index