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Varieties and Alternatives of Catching-up: Asian Development in the Context of the 21st Century
Varieties and Alternatives of Catching-up: Asian Development in the Context of the 21st Century
Edited by Yukihito SATO and Hajime SATO / £ 103.99 / Published in September 2016 / ISBN978-1-137-59779-3
This book sheds new light on the advancement of various industries in developing Asian countries through an application and re-examination of catch-up industrialization theory. With contributors presenting their own perspectives on the progression of a range of different industries in Asia, this volume provokes readers to reconsider their current understanding of industrialization in latecomer countries. More specifically, the chapters discuss Taiwan's semiconductor industry, Korea's steel industry, and Malaysia's palm oil industry, amongst others. The authors also explore the 'catch-down' innovation strategy in China and India. Varieties and Alternatives of Catching-up provides a thorough analysis of the strategies employed by numerous Asian countries to radically transform their low-income agricultural economies to middle-income industrialized ones. This book is essential reading for researchers and scholars interested in Asian economic development.
Industrial Clusters, Migrant Workers, and Labour Markets in India
Industrial Clusters, Migrant Workers, and Labour Markets in India
Edited by Shuji UCHIKAWA / £ 70.00 / Published in August 2014 / ISBN978-1-137-40876-1
The shift in the labour force from agriculture to the manufacturing sector in India has not been a smooth process. Although the manufacturing sector has seen an increase in employment, the share of the manufacturing sector in total employment has not changed and rural areas are continuing to endure unemployment problems.

Industrial Clusters, Migrant Workers, and Labour Markets in India examines the evident mismatch between the supply and demand in the labour force through the prism of; employment conditions for migrant workers, the impact of industrialization as part of industrial clusters upon surrounding and outlying villages, and the labour market in industrial clusters. Finally this book uses the cases of two newly developed industrial clusters: Ludhiana in Punjab and Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu to investigate current state of employment. Its findings conclude that unattractive wages and working conditions are the main reasons for the labour shortage in both clusters.

This book is a key resource for researchers working in the field of development economics, labour economics and the Indian economy.
Inclusive Growth and Development in India: Challenges for Underdeveloped Regions and the Underclass
Inclusive Growth and Development in India: Challenges for Underdeveloped Regions and the Underclass
Edited by TSUJITA Yuko / £ 70.00 / Published in August 2014 / ISBN978-1-137-40873-0
India is one of the fastest growing countries in the world but high economic growth has been accompanied by social stratification and widening economic disparity between states. This study provides a comprehensive picture of uneven growth and development within regions in India. Inclusive growth, broadly defined as rapid growth benefiting every section of society, has been the main strategy pursued by the present government of India. While the existing literature on inclusive growth tends to examine the trend and extent of economic inequality over years, or discusses inclusive growth in a wide range of social and economic areas, this book, building on the findings of Inclusiveness in India: A Strategy for Growth and Equality, critically examines inclusive growth and development by paying particular attention to widening disparities between regions, and social and economic stratifications.

An team of renowned scholars bring together a wealth of research to illustrates the important aspects of underdevelopment and the process by which the underclass has been left behind through focusing on the country's most neglected regions. Based on original surveys and fieldwork, individual chapters focus on critical issues such as; agricultural underdevelopment; economic growth and increasing intrastate disparity; the process and impact of migration, both at place of origin and destination; and administrative constraints to the implementation of pro-poor policies. In so doing, the book suggests how inclusive growth aimed at distributing the benefits of development to disadvantaged sections of society can be achieved.
Between Dissent and Power: The Transformation of Islamic Politics in the Middle East and Asia
Between Dissent and Power: The Transformation of Islamic Politics in the Middle East and Asia
Edited by Khoo Boo Teik, Vedi R. Hadiz and Yoshihiro Nakanishi / £ 70.00 / Published in July 2014 / ISBN978-1-137-40879-2
For much of the 20th century, Islamic politics appeared to lie beyond the pale of legitimate politics in many Muslim-majority states. This book brings about a more a serious understanding of Islamic politics by critically tracing the pathways by which Islamic politics has been transformed in the Middle East and Asia. Through the exploration of dissent and power it argues that Islamic politics had not been encased in ineffectual dissent even before the 'Arab Spring' took the Middle-East closer to historical trends of democratization elsewhere in the world.

The findings from country-specific studies of Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia and Turkey demonstrate that Islamic politics has developed a large and resilient capacity for adaptation and reinvention not only in the Middle-East but in Asia as well. Moreover, the international spectrum of Islamic politics stretches from marginalized dissent to established government with political parties and movements competing to different degrees of success for power, frequently by electoral means.

This study traces and explains the collective progression of Islamic politics between points of dissent and positions of power, a subject that has not been directly or systematically covered by the extensive literature on Islam and politics.
The Garment Industry in Low-Income Countries: An Entry Point of Industrialization
The Garment Industry in Low-Income Countries: An Entry Point of Industrialization
Edited by Takahiro FUKUNISHI and Tatsufumi YAMAGATA / £ 70.00 / Published in May 2014 / ISBN978-1-137-38317-4
The diversification of economic structure is a central issue in economic development particularly for low-income countries. In the past many countries began industrialization with labor-intensive industries, typically the textile and garment industry. This study examines increasing concerns over the sustainability of growth and the degradation in working conditions throughout the ongoing globalization and trade liberalization. It explores the means through which the garment industry contributes to industrialization, poverty reduction, empowerment of undereducated workers, in particular female laborers, and shared growth in contemporary low-income countries. Through seven in-depth studies of countries - Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar, Pakistan, Vietnam and a cross-country study - it demonstrates dynamism in the industry which successfully leads to growth under the trade liberalization.

The Garment Industry in Low-Income Countries provides evidence against the argument that the garment industry is a static and non-innovative activity, and even a 'dead-end sector of industrialization.' It demonstrates heterogeneity within and across countries in terms of growth performance, productivity, and product upgrading. It also explores conditions of the labor market with respect to wages and female labor participation, access to the export markets and business environment across different countries. By incorporating the diverse experiences in seven countries, this text provides a broader range of implications of the development of the garment industry on industrial dynamism in low-income countries.
Delivering Sustainable Growth in Africa: African Farmers and Firms in a Changing World
Delivering Sustainable Growth in Africa: African Farmers and Firms in a Changing World
Edited by FUKUNISHI Takahiro / £ 70.00 / Published in December 2013 / ISBN978-1-137-37781-4
The economic situation in Sub-Saharan Africa has recently undergone a process of change. After a long period of stagnation during the 1980s and 1990s, GDP per capita has shown significant growth in the 2000s. Although the growth rate is lower than that of East Asia, it is significantly higher than that in previous decades. The most significant factor yielding the better economic performance is the increase in commodity prices including oil, mineral and agricultural products, which are the main export products for most African countries. Another factor has been the scaling up of aid flows following the commencement of the Millennium Development Goals. The enhanced commitment of the donor community increased aid flow to Africa, which in turn increased GDP through consumption of locally sourced products and services, such as with the construction industry.

This book aims to fill the lack of micro evidences on a structural change of African producers. By collecting studies on single industries, the authors attempt to demonstrate firms' and farmers' responses to the recent economic trend such as growth of demand, emergence of FDI and improvement in infrastructure. Since the economic trend differs by industry, its impacts on producers can be observed more clearly by focusing on a single industry. Based on case studies, this book covers four industries in five countries that experienced significant external changes; namely, horticulture in Ghana, construction in Burkina Faso, textiles in Madagascar, agriculture in Uganda, and wood processing in Tanzania. All studies are based on original data collected through the authors' field work.
Vietnam's Economic Entities in Transition
Vietnam's Economic Entities in Transition
Edited by SAKATA Shozo / £ 60.00 / Published in October 2013 / ISBN978-1-137-29713-6
During the last two decades, Vietnam has been undergoing a process of deregulating economic activities and integrating into the global economy. The passing of the Enterprise Law in 1999, which facilitated the establishment of private enterprises, and
the achievement of membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2007 were two of the landmark events in Vietnam's rapid growth over this period.

In order to cope with such a socioeconomic and institutional transformation, Vietnam's domestic economic entities have employed various measures, including technical upgrading, a shift into new areas of business, the diversification of capital acquisition, the adoption of new models of corporate governance, and other measures. As a result, the reorganization of Vietnam's domestic economic entities, such as the equitization of many state-owned enterprises, the emergence of large-scale private enterprises and the revitalization of rural entrepreneurs have taken place in many areas.

This book attempts to analyze economic activity in Vietnam, covering a variety of types and sizes of Vietnam's domestic economic entities from large-scale stateowned enterprises to micro-scale rural entrepreneurs.
Border Economies in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Border Economies in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Edited by ISHIDA Masami / £ 70.00 / Published in September 2013 / ISBN978-1-137-30289-2
A group of internationally recognised experts examine the recent trends of cross-border movements of people, goods and economic activity at fifteen major borders in the Greater Mekong Sub-region with the aim of predicting the long terms future for this region. In the after math of the IndoChina war this region has been in the process of liberalising cross-border movements, the book illustrates that cross-border movements of goods and people have shown upward trend. The activities categorized into manufacturing industries located at border areas, border trade activities like warehouses and transhipment, and casino and tourism also prosper. However, the authors forecast that border trade activities and manufacturing industries at border areas can decline in the long run when tariff is liberalized and when labor forces move to metropolises in searching for better wages, respectively. However, they suggest that such development can continue in the mid-run with some political intentions of the governments to develop border areas.
Economic Integration and the Location of Industries: The Case of Less Developed East Asian Countries
Economic Integration and the Location of Industries: The Case of Less Developed East Asian Countries
Edited by KUROIWA Ikuo / £ 70.00 / Published in August 2012 / ISBN978-0-230-38941-0
Economic integration has a profound effect on industry location, as shown by the experiences of North America and Europe. In East Asia Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV) joined ASEAN and initiated cross-border infrastructure projects under the GMS scheme in the 1990s. This book provides a comprehensive picture of industry location in less developed East Asian states—particularly in CLMV— which have pursued trade liberalization and economic integration and the effects that this has had on industrial development. Chapters include detailed empirical analyses of regional data sets from CLMV, examining region-wide industry locations. The book concludes with policy implications for industry location and economic development in East Asia.
Fiscal Decentralization and Development: Experiences of Three Developing Countries in Southeast Asia
Fiscal Decentralization and Development: Experiences of Three Developing Countries in Southeast Asia
Edited by UCHIMURA Hiroko / £ 60.00 / Published in May 2012 / ISBN978-0-230-38960-1
Although most rationales for fiscal decentralization are derived from developed countries, decentralization has become a growing trend in the developing world. This has brought about fundamental changes in the paths of development, both at a local level and in intergovernmental relationships.

This book uses detailed statistical data from three developing countries in South East Asia to provide an empirical analysis of the influence of fiscal conditions on development, with a focus on regional inequalities and health services.
Industrial Dynamics in China and India: Firms, Clusters, and Different Growth Paths
Industrial Dynamics in China and India: Firms, Clusters, and Different Growth Paths
Edited by Moriki Ohara, M. Vijayabaskar, and Hong Lin / £ 65.00 / Published in September 2011 / ISBN978-0-230-29878-1
This book is one of the first to provide a fully-fledged and detailed comparative perspective on the growth of major industries in China and India. The focus is explicitly on the indigenous firms and clusters that are emerging as the new world industrial leaders. It clarifies the fundamental differences in the competition and organisation between the two countries, and explores the institutional context that created these gaps. The industries discussed range from the traditional, such as textiles, electronics, and automobiles, to areas that have developed more recently, such as ICT-related services and electric vehicles. Specific focus is placed on the role played by individual skills, organizational R&D, and interfirm networks in capability creation. Other East Asian experiences are used to highlight the new realities of super populous ex-agrarian countries in the 21st century. This is a reliable analysis by an international group of industrial field researchers based on their repeated surveys in both countries.
The Dynamics of Local Learning in Global Value Chains: Experiences from East Asia
The Dynamics of Local Learning in Global Value Chains: Experiences from East Asia
Edited by Momoko Kawakami and Timothy J. Sturgeon / £ 65.00 / Published in July 2011 / ISBN978-0-230-23849-7
During the last few decades globalization has transformed economic development in East Asia. The expansion of foreign direct investment, increase in international trade, and accelerated flow of financial and human resources across country borders have triggered rapid industrialization and economic integration in the region.

This volume uses the global value chains (GVC) perspective to explore how the dynamic interactions between firms from developed and developing economies, together with other factors, have stimulated and shaped the rise of local firm capabilities in East Asia. By extending and modifying the existing GVC perspective, the contributors present their own analytical framework to explain the rise of firm capabilities within value-chain dynamics.

This book is essential reading for all interested in development economics, international trade policy, and East Asian economies and studies.
Inclusiveness in India
Inclusiveness in India —A Strategy for Growth and Equality—
Edited by Shigemochi Hirashima, Hisaya Oda, and Yuko Tsujita / £ 67.50 / Published in Jun 2011 / ISBN978-0-230-29023-5
This book examines the structural aspects of India's Inclusive Growth Strategy (IGS). It takes a multi-dimensional look at IGS and sheds light on many issues that have yet to be fully scrutinized.
A team of internationally recognised contributors examine the issues of infrastructure, education and health, finance, gender and minorities, urban slums, land markets and the case of the state of Bihar. The contributors analyse IGS in India from an interdisciplinary perspective to illuminate the issues faced in realising the challenging objective of IGS, namely overcoming inherent social inequality in the process of economic growth.
This book is indispensable reading for undergraduates and postgraduates concentrating on South Asian studies as well as those interested in development economics and economic growth.
Non-standard Employment under Globalization
Non-standard Employment under Globalization  
—Flexible Work and Social Security in the Newly Industrializing Countries—

Edited by USAMI Koichi / £ 65.00 / Published in December 2009 / ISBN978-0-230-23848-0
Expansion of non-standard employment under globalization is widely observed in all of the newly industrializing countries. Non-standard employees and their labour conditions have become major issues of academic debate. This book focuses on three main areas; the deregulation of labour market, social protection for non-standard workers and social security reforms in accordance with the transformation of employment. The contributors to this volume analyze representative nations from the roster of newly industrializing countries from East Asia, Africa, and Latin America as follows: China, South Korea, Taiwan, South Africa, Mexico, and Brazil, examining the possibility that corporatism can solve the problem of non-standard workers in these regions.

This book is essential reading for all interested in development economics, labour economics, social policy, social security, Latin American studies and Asian studies in the faculties of economics, sociology and international studies.
From Agglomeration to Innovation
From Agglomeration to Innovation  
—Upgrading Industrial Clusters in Emerging Economies —

Edited by Akifumi Kuchiki and Masatsugu Tsuji / £ 70.00 / Published in November 2009 / ISBN978-0-230-23310-2
Industrial agglomeration is at the centre of global attention. The implementation of agglomeration has helped emerging economies to alleviate poverty, achieve economic growth, and reduce regional gaps. This book provides a coherent and useful framework to explain the formation of agglomeration and the endogenous innovation process of upgrading industrial clusters to the higher R&D. This book contains country studies including; the small and medium scale industries clusters in China; the software industry cluster in India; Japan's industrial cluster policy; the automobile industry clusters in Malaysia; the industrial cluster in the Greater Bangkok, Thailand; the biotechnology industry cluster in Singapore; and the industrial clusters in Rio de Janeiro.

The chapters in this volume are based on interviews, field work and micro econometrics, with a specific focus on global and local linkages. This book is essential reading for all interested in industrial cluster policies and development economics.
Making Health Services More Accessible in Developing Countries
Making Health Services More Accessible in Developing Countries  
—Finance and Health Resources for Functioning Health Systems —

Edited by UCHIMURA Hiroko / £ 60.00 / Published in October 2009 / ISBN978-0-230-57788-6
Three of the eight Millennium Development Goals require substantial improvements in the health sector by 2015, specifically in the reduction of child mortality, improvement of maternal health, and combating of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. Although international concern about health is increasing, health outcomes do not appear to be improving at a steady rate. This book raises critical concerns about the limited capacity of healthcare services in developing countries, sadly it is the most vulnerable that are the least protected. This book focuses on the challenging factors and key elements that are essential for a workable health system, in particular finance, human resources, pharmaceuticals and public facilities. Through empirical analyses and in-depth case studies, this book sheds light on how we can help strengthen, improve and make health systems more accessible in developing countries.
Poverty Reduction and Beyond : Development Strategies for Low-Income Countries
Poverty Reduction and Beyond : Development Strategies for Low-Income Countries
Edited by Takashi Shiraishi , Tatsufumi Yamagata and Shahid Yusuf / £ 60.00 / Published in Jun 2009 / ISBN978-0-230-21994-6
Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals has fallen short of expectations in parts of the world. Proponents of ODA (Official Development Assistance) are demanding an increase in aid. However it is argued by many that increased aid in itself does not guarantee substantial reduction of poverty, wider structural and institutional issues need to be identified and addressed before aid package can be effectively utilised.

An international team of experts explore new directions in poverty reduction. Individual contributions examine a number of new approaches to enhancing the utility of ODA, including; harnessing the power of market forces, focusing aid on a key few long run challenges and mobilizing advances in technology. The contributors to this timely volume include William Easterly, Simeen Mahmud, Katsumi Hirano, Hiroshi Kato and Masanobu Kiyoka.
East Asia's Economic Integration  - Progress and Benefit -
East Asia's Economic Integration - Progress and Benefit -
Edited by Daisuke Hiratsuka and Fukunari Kimura / £ 70.00 / Published in August 2008 / ISBN978-0-230-55362-0
It is often claimed that, in East Asia, de facto economic integration has proceeded in advance of de jure integration. This book argues that de jure economic integration is now beginning in East Asia, with various recent regional trade agreements in the form of free trade agreements (FTAs). However, the proliferation and evolution of FTAs raises questions about the future of integration in East Asia.

Using a combination of international trade theory, spatial economics, data-work empirical studies, and field studies on various scenarios of de jure economic integration, this book brings together a range of experts in this area to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of East Asia’s economic integration, and is a crucial resource for academics and policymakers interested in this key area.
Globalization, Employment and Mobility  -The South Asian Experience -
Globalization, Employment and Mobility -The South Asian Experience -
Edited by Hiroshi Sato and Mayumi Murayama / £ 65.00 / Published in August 2008 / ISBN978-0-230-53803-0
South Asia, with more than 1.5 billion people, accounts for more than twenty per cent of the world’s population. Many countries in the region, such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, are undergoing dynamic economic and social changes as globalization and liberalization spread. Issues such as labour law reforms, reservation in the private sector, employment in the ready-made garment industry and labour migration, are becoming increasingly important as South Asia adapts to globalisation and growth.
This book investigates the numerous labour and employment issues which face South Asia in this era of growth. Based on critical examination of the legal, regulatory and institutional framework of labour reforms, and on unique and extensive field surveys, the book will be of great interest to all seeking a comprehensive analysis of labour economics, labour laws, economic growth and globalisation in South Asia.
Economic Integration in Asia and India
Economic Integration in Asia and India
Edited by Masahisa Fujita / £ 55.00 / Published in June 2008 / ISBN978-0-230-52085-1
This book is the outcome of the international symposium on 'Economic Integration in Asia and India' held in Tokyo, Japan, on Decemeber 8, 2005.
In the flow of globalization in the world economies, the regional economic integrations which have been progressing institutionally in the EU and Americas are now substantially under way among countries in Asia, including Japan, Korea, China and the ASEAN countries. India has also taken steps on the passage towards economic integration. India's full-scale participation in the Asian market will affect other East Asian countries, which in turn will also have manifold influences on India. This book aims to trigger a wider examination of Asian economic integration.
The Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy
The Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy
Edited by Akifumi Kuchiki and Masatsugu Tsuji / £ 60.00 / Published in Jan 2008 / ISBN978-0-230-55361-3
Industrial cluster policy is crucial to the development of regions in East Asia. Theories of agglomeration and clustering show that industrial clusters are effective ways of generating external economies and reducing transportation costs on a small and large-scale. Before a effective cluster can be built, however, it is necessary to clarify the conditions which are required for its success.
This book presents a framework for analysing industrial cluster policies. The flowchart approach is a practical method which makes it clear what factors are important in building industrial clusters, how firms are agglomerated and how policy measures are prioritised.
With case studies from China, USA, India, Japan, Thailand and Mexico, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive exploration of industrial clusters, and explains how the flowchart approach can be applied in analysing these case studies.
Regional Integration in East Asia  - From the Viewpoint of Spatial Economics -
Regional Integration in East Asia  - From the Viewpoint of Spatial Economics -
Edited by Masahisa Fujita / £ 55.00 / Published in January 2007 / ISBN0230018955
With the globalization of economic activity bringing about the expansion of markets and deepening of economic interdependency beyond state-borders, a new political challenge arises: how to effectively integrate the interdependent economies into a harmonious unity through the creation of new super-state institutions? This book applies a spatial economics perspective to the understanding of the recent dynamism of the global economy, with particular focus on East Asia. In addition, it examines the prospects of regional integration in East Asia.
Development of Environmental Policy in Japan and Asian Countries
Development of Environmental Policy in Japan and Asian Countries
Edited by Tadayoshi Terao and Kenji Otsuka / £ 60.00 / Published in January 2007 / ISBN0230004709
This book examines the issues of environmental policy formation and implementation linked to economic development, by reviewing the Japanese experiences and the examples of other Asian countries. This reveals factors, which could mutually influence effectiveness in environmental policy, of dynamism between environmental policy and social change in a domestic, regional and global context.
New Developments of the Exchange Rate Regimes in Developing Countries
New Developments of the Exchange Rate Regimes in Developing Countries
Edited by MITSUO Hisayuki / £ 60.00 / Published in November 2006 / ISBN0230004733
This book presents theoretical and empirical analyses of the new developments in exchange rate regimes in developing countries since the 1990s. It addresses a variety of exchange rate regimes from hard peg to floating and their impact in regions such as East Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. From this we can observe diverse case studies of how various exchange rate regimes relate to national economy in developing countries.
East Asia's De Facto Economic Integration
East Asia's De Facto Economic Integration
Edited by HIRATSUKA Daisuke / £ 60.00 / Published in October 2006 / ISBN0230007821
It is often claimed that de facto economic integration has proceeded in East Asia, yet this is only true in part. Few studies have been conducted on the extent of the integration and what sort of integration has been accomplished. Currently economic integration in East Asia has not reached the level of that in the European Union with East Asia's trajectory seeming to be different from the path on which Europe once advanced. The nature and characteristics of de facto economic integration are also crucially important and this book presents a deeper understanding of the on-going de facto economic integration in East Asia.
Recovering Financial Systems  - China and Asian Transition Economies -
Recovering Financial Systems - China and Asian Transition Economies -
Edited by WATANABE Mariko / £ 55.00 / Published in September 2006 / ISBN0230004741
This volume explores what happened in the Asian transition economies of China, Vietnam and Myanmar from both macro and micro perspectives. These economies opted for the gradual transition approach rather than the big bang approach that Russia and some CIS economies took. This ensured that institutional change was possible, unlike with the big bang approach. However the processes organized are done so by the governments, the same entities responsible for the planning during the planned economic eras, and whose incentive to reform may be debatable. This book questions whether these governments are capable of implementing effective reform and transformation.
Industrial Cluster in Asia
Industrial Cluster in Asia Analyses of Their Competition and Cooperation
Edited by Akifumi Kuchiki and Masatsugu Tsuji / £ 75.00 / Published in October 2005 / ISBN1403943508
This book focuses on East Asia, which has been attracting FDI and a centre of industrial agglomeration, and because of this, the production structure in the world has been dynamically transforming. This book analyzes this world trend and provides a framework for strategy that is required not only for Japanese local governments to implement industrial cluster policy, but also for firms to survive the global competition.
Gender and Development
Gender and Development The Japanese Experience in Comparative Perspective
Edited by MURAYAMA Mayumi / Published in October 2005 / ISBN1403949441
Although much has been written about Japanese economic development, less attention is given to its social development, and still less to gender related issues. The book analyses various aspects of Japanese historical and current experiences. It covers themes such as economic development and gender disparities, population policy, rural livelihood programs, rural income generation work and female empowerment, female political participation, sharing of domestic work, discourses on the modern family, state and gender, and women in factories. Each chapter is written not to analyze the Japanese case per se but in a comparative perspective with developing countries. The common message is a call for the creation of an interactive space to exchange individual experiences and insights between different societies in order to formulate a more powerful gender and development agenda in each society.
Spatial Structure and Regional Development in China
Spatial Structure and Regional Development in China An Interregional Input-Output Approach
Edited by Nobuhiro Okamoto and Takeo Ihara / £ 64.00 / Published in Sep 2005 / ISBN1403943486
Regional development problems in China have been focused on by many analysts and policy makers. From the viewpoint of regional development policy, it is highly importrant to consider the spatial interactions among different regions. Most of the approaches have focused on certain specific regions, without taking into account interregional interdependency. The aim of this book is to analyze regional development in China from the viewpoint of spatial interaction by using interegional input-output model for China. The book is divided into two parts: Part 1 provides the data and analytical tools of interregional input-output in China; and Part 2 discusses regional development problem in China by some analytical tools, interregional input-output approach. The book conludes that Northeast China should form more intensive spatial linkages with North Coast and North Municipalities, while Northwest should introduce more investments of new industry into the associated region.
New Development Strategies
New Development Strategies Beyond the Washington Consensus
Edited by Akira Kohsaka / £ 75.00 / Published in May 2004 / ISBN1403920720
This collection exmines the flaws in the Washington Consensus and looks at the key link between market and government. The East Asian Miracle shows that the market and government are complementary, particularly with regard to economic development. However, the nature of this relationship has not been fully clarified. The book assesses development strategies and policy issues in the context of individual and/or regional economy's history and political-economic reality.
With these perceptions in mind, the book focuses on the role and significance of government in economic development and examines the effects of initial conditions and of the development policies of developing economies on their structures and performances under globalization. The type of policy interventions that could promote economic development through institution building and the increasing role of government in security provision both within and across nation states are discussed. Alternative strategies are suggested for future development.