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China's Remarkable Economic Growth
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Knight, John B.

China's remarkable economic growth / John Knight and Sai Ding.

1st ed.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.

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Abstract: How has the Chinese economy managed to grow at such a remarkable rate - no less than ten per cent per annum - for over three decades? This well-integrated book combines economic theory, empirical estimation, and institutional analysis to address one of the most important questions facing contemporary economists. A common thread that runs throughout the book is the underlying political economy: why China became a 'developmental state', and how it has maintained itself as a 'developmental state'. The book examines the causal processes at work in the evolution of China's institutions and policies. It estimates cross-country and cross-province growth equations to shed light on the proximate, and some of the underlying, determinants of the growth rate. It explores important consequences of China's growth, posing a series of key questions, such as: is the economy running out of unskilled labour; why and how has inequality risen; has economic growth raised happiness; what are the social costs of the overriding priority accorded to growth objectives; can China continue to grow rapidly, or will the maturing economy, or the macroeconomic imbalances, or financial crisis, or social instability, bring it to an end? Based mainly on original research, this book will be of interest to growth economists, development economists, transition economists, China specialists, policy-makers, and indeed all those who are intrigued by the Chinese growth phenomenon.

Social change and development
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So, Alvin Y., (1953-)

Social change and development : modernization, dependency, and world-systems theories / Alvin Y. So.

Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1990.

Sage library of social research ; v. 178

Abstract: This text is designed to introduce undergraduates to the study of social theory, social change and Third World development. The author compares the strengths and weaknesses of the modernization, the dependency and the world system schools of research which have dominated development studies for four decades. This book is the only study to address the research implication of the three development theories in such a comprehensive fashion.

Development and social change
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McMichael, Philip.

Development and social change : a global perspective / by Philip McMichael.

2nd ed.

Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, c2000.

Sociology for a new century

Abstract: The Second Edition of this popular textbook has been conceptually reworked to take account of the instabilities underlying the project of global development. While the conceptual framework of viewing development as shifting from a national, to a global, project remains, new issues such as the active engagement in the development project by Third World elites and peoples are considered. The first four chapters cover the rise and fall of the 'development project' around the world. The next three cover the period of globalization, from the mid 1980s onwards. The final two chapters rethink globalization and development for the 21st century. Throughout extensive use is made of case studies. Clear in presentation, designed to integrate the sociology of development in the mainstream of social theory, this state-of-the-art introduction to the sociology of development has profound implications for the future of the field.

From modernization to globalization
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From modernization to globalization : perspectives on development and social change / edited by J. Timmons Roberts and Amy Hite.

Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2000 (2002 printing)

Blackwell readers in sociology ; [1]

Abstract: Why are some countries poor? What can they do to turn their situations around? What happens to countries and individuals when they move towards being "modern"? What does it mean to "develop" and be "modern" anyway? What are the social effects of the processes of worldwide economic, cultural, and political integration called globalization? From Modernization to Globalization is a reference for scholars, students and development practitioners on the issues of processes of social change and development in the 'Third World'. It provides carefully excerpted samples from both classic and up-to-date writings in the development literature, as well as, a general introduction. Part One reviews formative ideas on the transition to modern society with brief readings from classical theorists. The second part addresses the modernizationists' discussion of how development changes people. The response from dependency and world-system theorists is reviewed in Part Three. The final section includes eight of the most influential writings on the social effects of globalization. Together, this represents an unprecedented compilation important of writings on international development.

Cool it
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Lomborg, Bjorn, (1965)

Cool it : the skeptical environmentalist's guide to global warming / Bjorn Lomborg

1st ed

New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007

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Industrial districts and local economic regeneration
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Industrial districts and local economic regeneration / edited by F. Pyke and W. Sengenberger.

Geneva : International Institute for Labour Studies, 1992.

The wealth and poverty of nations
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Landes, David S.

The wealth and poverty of nations : why some are so rich and some so poor / David S. Landes.

New York : W.W. Norton, c1999.

An Introduction to ecological economics
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International Society for Ecological Economics.

An Introduction to ecological economics / Robert Costanza ... [et al.].

Boca Raton, Fla. : St. Lucie Press ; [s.l.] : International Society for Ecological Economics, c1997.

Abstract: Ecological economics is a way of rethinking the relationship between humans and the environment and working out the implications of how we manage our lives and the planet. An Introduction to Ecological Economics offers a starting point for undergraduate and graduate students and environmental professionals interested in this transdisciplinary field. Beginning in Section 1 with a description of some current problems in society and their underlying causes, Section 2 then takes a historical perspective to explain how world views regarding economics and ecology have evolved. Section 3 presents the fundamental principles of ecological economics, and Part 4 outlines and discusses a set of policies for creating a sustainable society as well as instruments that could be used to implement those policies. A conclusions section summarizes the main points of the book and proposes prospects for the future. Let An Introduction to Ecological Economics introduce you to important issues affecting our ecology, our economy, our world.

The river runs black
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Economy, Elisabeth

The river runs black : the environmental challenge to Chinas future / Elizabeth C. Economy.

Ithaca ; London : Cornell university press, 2004.

Council on foreign relations books.

Abstract: China's spectacular economic growth over the past two decades has dramatically depleted the country's natural resources and produced greatly increasing rates of pollution. Elizabeth Economy examines the growing environmental crisis and its implications for future development.

Finance, intermediaries, and economic development
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Finance, intermediaries, and economic development / edited by Stanley L. Engerman ... [et al.].

Cambrige, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Abstract: This volume includes ten essays dealing with financial and other forms of economic intermediation in Europe, Canada, and the United States since the seventeenth century. Each relates the development of institutions to economic change and describes their evolution over time, as well as discussing several different forms of intermediation, and deals with significant economic and historical issues.

Entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth
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Audretsch, David B.

Entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth / David B. Audretsch.

Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2006.

Abstract: This selection of papers highlights the development of a research pattern linking together entrepreneurship with innovative activity and economic growth. These studies cover a broad perspective from individuals deciding on new ventures to companies considering strategies for innovation.

China's Environment and the Challenge of Sustainable Development
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Day, Kristen A.

China's Environment and the Challenge of Sustainable Development / Foreword by N.T. Wang, Kristen A. Day editor

Armonk London : M.E. Sharpe, c.2005

Abstract: Annotation China has been experiencing extraordinary economic growth for over two decades. Behind the remarkable statistics, however, it is facing a pressing issue: balancing its economic development needs with protecting its environmental resources. The environmental issue in China has a profound impact on the rest of the world as well, in such concerns as global warning and ethical and legal considerations about environmental enforcement. This book covers a broad range of topics, from specific environmental assessments in key sectors (i.e. desertification) to the policy implications of China's entry into the WTO. The contributors include scholars, government officials, business consultants, environmental science and technology experts, and others based in China and the United States. Sharing perspectives that reflect their diverse backgrounds, these experts offer valuable insights for handling the emerging opportunities and challenges of doing business in China.

Determinants of economic growth
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Barro, Robert J.

Determinants of economic growth : a cross-country empirical study / Robert J. Barro.

Cambridge, Mass. : The MIT Press, c1997.

Lionel Robbins lectures

Abstract: Hundreds of empirical studies across countries have highlighted the correlation between growth and a variety of variables. Barro summarises this important literature in three essays, based on lectures delivered at LSE in February 1996. Hundreds of empirical studies on economic growth across countries have highlighted the correlation between growth and a variety of variables. Determinants of Economic Growth, based on Robert Barro's Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures, delivered at the London School of Economics in February 1996, summarizes this important literature. The book contains three essays. The first is a survey of the research on the determinants of long-term growth through the estimation of panels of cross-country data. The second essay details the interplay between growth and political freedom or democracy and finds some evidence of a nonlinear relationship. At low levels of political rights, an expansion of rights stimulates growth; however, once a moderate level of democracy has been obtained, a further expansion of rights reduces growth. The final essay looks at the connection between inflation and economic growth. Its basic finding is that higher inflation goes along with a lower rate of economic growth.

Liberation ecologies
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Liberation ecologies : environment, development, social movements / edited by Richard Peet and Michael Watts.

London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.

Abstract: This text brings together theorists in the field in order to explore the impact of political ecology in today's developing world. The book casts new light on the crucial interrelations of development, social movements and the environment in the South - the "bigger" half of our planet - and raises questions and hopes about change on the global scale. The case material is drawn from across the developing world, from Latin America, Africa and Asia. The issues raised in contemporary political, economic and social theory are illustrated through these case studies. Ultimately, "Liberation Ecologies" questions what we understand by "development", be it mainstream or alternative, and seeks to renew our sense of nature's range of possibilities.

Gender, planning, and human rights
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Gender, planning, and human rights / edited by Tovi Fenster.

London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.

International studies of women and place

Abstract: Challenging the traditional treatment of human rights cast in purely legal frameworks, the authors argue that, in order to promote the notion of human rights, its geographies and spatialities must be investigated and be made explicit. A wealth of case studies examine the significance of these components in various countries with multi-cultured societies, and identify ways to integrate human rights issues in planning, development and policy making. The book uses case studies from UK, Israel, Canada, Singapore, USA, Peru, European Union, Australia and the Czech Republic.

Development economics
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Hayami, Yåujiråo, (193)

Development economics : from the poverty to the wealth of nations / Yujiro Hayami, Yoshihisa God

3rd Edition

Oxford : Oxford University Press 2005

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Abstract: This textbook provides a comprehensive, systematic treatise on development economics, combining classical political economy, modern institutional theory and current development issues. Taking a comparative institutional analysis approach, it also outlines quantitative characteristics of Third World development in terms of population growth, natural resourse depletion, capital accumulation, and technological change.

Foreign aid
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Lancaster, Carol.

Foreign aid : diplomacy, development, domestic politics / Carol Lancaster.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Abstract: Drawing on her expertise in comparative politics & international relations and on her experience as a former public official, Carol Lancaster provides five case studies that demonstrate how domestic politics and international pressures combine to shape how and why donor governments give aid.

Producer services in China
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Yeh, Anthony G. O. <1952->

Producer services in China : economic and urban development / edited by Anthony G.O. Yeh and Fiona F. Yang.

Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013.

Routledge studies in human geography. ; 42

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Abstract: In the past three decades, China has experienced an unprecedented pace of economic and urban development. It's economy is now transforming from one based on manufacturing industries towards the producer services, with the importance of these services in the national and regional economy being recognized by economists and policy makers alike. With growing demand and policy support, producer services are expected to expand rapidly, leading to a new wave of economic and urban development in China. This groundbreaking volume is one of the first to address questions related to the development of these services in China. The contributions explore a wide range of associated topics including the characteristics of the growth of producer services and how this is related to China's economic and urban transition, the distribution of these services amongst Chinese cities, as well as drawing comparison between producer service development in China and Western counterparts. This volume also discusses the dynamics of the development of these services in China and how the political-economic embeddedness of China has shaped the development of producer services. Finally, the consequences of this growth and how the economy and urban space have change in response is explored, as well as the challenges Chinese cities face in moving towards a service economy, and how this can inform future public policies. This volume addresses the pressing need to understand the economic and urban changes in post-industrial China to allow appropriate strategies and policies to formulated to facilitate future development in China. The text is rich with statistical data and diagrams, providing original contributions and a cutting edge overview. This timely publication will be of interest to upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers interested in China, Urban Studies and Economic Development.

Climate change and growth in Asia
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Hossain, Moazzem <1950->

Climate change and growth in Asia / edited by Moazzem Hossain, Eliyathamby Selvanathan.

Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2011.

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Abstract: Climate Change and Growth in Asia is a comprehensive analysis of the major issues of climate change and global warming and their possible impacts on the growth of major Asian economies. The book addresses the climate change crisis in Asia within the context of three major challenges of growth: population, poverty and greenhouse gas emissions. The contributors of the book argue that, like globalisation, the effects of climate change are all-encompassing and recognise no national boundaries. Therefore, the issues emanating from this looming challenge must also be examined beyond the national boundaries and debated at global, regional and national levels simultaneously. The authors investigate the opportunities created by globalisation via trade, knowledge and the information economy, but climate change - induced by increased greenhouse gas emissions - risks restricting the opportunities created thereof. For those who follow Asian economies - especially graduate students of Asian studies, international business, the environment and economic development of Asia - this book is an invaluable resource. Furthermore, with its multidimensional focus and cross-cultural practical examples, it is an essential read for policymakers, including the Asian governments and international agencies such as the United Nations.

Plan B: rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble
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Brown, Lester Russell

Plan B : rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble / Lester R. Brown.

1st ed.

New York, N.Y. ; London : Norton, c2003.

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Abstract: Plan B is a way of sustaining economic progress worldwide, an alternative to continuing environmental deterioration and eventual economic decline by stabilizing the population and climate before these issues spiral out of control.