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New and Published Books

  1. Measuring Welfare beyond Economics

    The genuine progress of Hong Kong and Singapore

    By Claudio O. Delang, Yi Hang Yu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Dissatisfaction with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as an indicator of a country’s development or a population’s wellbeing led to the development of the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI). The GPI is an aggregate index of over 20 economic, social and environmental indicators, and accounts for both...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Demystifying the Chinese Miracle

    The Rise and Future of Relational Capitalism

    By Wang Yongqin

    The last three decades has witnessed miraculous economic growth of China. What has accounted for its miracle? What is the nature and future of the Chinese model? Is it unique? This book presents an analytical framework to demystify China's economic growth miracle. The book suggests that...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Political Economy of Development in India

    Indigeneity in Transition in the State of Kerala

    By Darley Jose Kjosavik, Nadarajah Shanmugaratnam

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    In the Global South, indigenous people have been continuously subjected to top-down, and often violent, processes of post-colonial state and nation building. This book examines the development dilemmas of the indigenous people (adivasis) of the Indian state of Kerala. It explores the different...

    Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Financialisation and Development in Asia

    Edited by Toby Carroll, Darryl Jarvis

    Multilateral development agencies have increasingly focused on underdeveloped Asian countries as potential new sites for financial capital. Often referred to as ‘emerging markets’, these economies are seen as ripe for private sector investment and, at the same time, in need of foreign capital to...

    Published May 18th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Land Grabs in Asia

    What Role for the Law?

    Edited by Connie Carter, Andrew Harding

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Although there is no universally accepted definition of the term "land grabbing", ordinary people whose livelihoods are adversely affected by land grabbing know exactly what it is. It involves the physical capture and control of land and homes, including the usurpation of the power to decide how...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Water Politics and Spiritual Ecology

    Custom, environmental governance and development

    By Lisa Palmer

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    As water resources diminish with increasing population and economic pressures as well as global climate change, this book addresses a subject of ever increasing local and global importance. In many areas water is not only a vital resource but is also endowed with an agency and power that connects...

    Published May 11th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography

    Edited by Zhongwei Zhao, Adrian Hayes

    Asia is the largest and most populous continent in the world. Its current population of around 4.3 billion accounts for close to 60 percent of the world’s total. It is also an extremely diverse continent with people living in hugely varied natural environments. Many Asian countries have their own...

    Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Cities in South Asia

    Edited by Crispin Bates, Minoru Mio

    Series: Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

    Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past decade. This book brings together a multidisciplinary collection of chapters on contemporary and historical themes explaining this recent explosive...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Asian and Pacific Cities

    Development Patterns

    Edited by Ian Shirley, Carol Neill

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    The cities of Asia and the Pacific are at the epicentre of development in what is arguably, the most populous, culturally distinctive, and economically powerful region in the world. 16 major cities such as Tokyo, Shanghai, Manila, Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, Auckland, Kuala Lumpur and Santiago,...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Retirement in Japan and South Korea

    The past, the present and the future of mandatory retirement

    Edited by Masa Higo, Thomas R. Klassen

    This book analyses reforms to retirement policies in Japan and South Korea, especially in the context of rapid population ageing. A defining feature of the labour markets and workplaces in these two nations, and the lives of workers and families, is involuntary retirement at relatively young ages....

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge