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  1. Innovation and Regional Development in China

    Edited by Ingo Liefner, Yehua Dennis Wei

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    Although China is now the ‘factory of the world’, there is no reason to expect that it will always be content with manufacturing labor-intensive goods for foreign corporations. Scholars must now ask: What is the current level of innovation in China? And how can we face this challenge and renovate...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Asian Cities in an Era of Decentralisation

    Edited by Michelle Ann Miller, Tim Bunnell

    This book critically engages with the idea of decentralization as empowering cities and their residents to act innovatively and creatively. The contributions thus highlight how the term ‘empowerment’ in the context of decentralization regimes masks a competing array of intentions and agendas. Who...

    Published July 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. China's Development Challenges

    Economic Vulnerability and Public Sector Reform

    By Richard Schiere

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    This book argues that a major potential source of social tension in transition and developing countries is not poverty as such, but vulnerability: that is, the risk of becoming poor. It demonstrates how in China many of the recent reforms to the public sector, such as decentralisation from central...

    Published July 29th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Ending Asian Deprivations

    Compulsions for a Fair, Prosperous and Equitable Asia

    Edited by Shiladitya Chatterjee

    Despite Asia’s rapid growth, vast sections of its population still live in poverty and suffer hunger and other forms of deprivation. Merely relying on Asia’s growth will not help the deprived see a better future in their lifetimes. Ways must be found to make growth more inclusive combined with...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Development and Environmental Politics Unmasked

    Authority, Participation and Equity in East Timor

    By Christopher J. Shepherd

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Focusing on rural development and environmental management, this book brings together the detailed history of development in East Timor under two colonial regimes and under the contemporary conditions of national independence. It addresses two comparative areas of development: across the three...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development

    Lessons from Ghana

    By Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    The world development institutions commonly present 'urban governance' as an antidote to the so-called 'urbanisation of poverty' and 'parasitic urbanism' in Africa. Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development is a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the meaning, nature, and effects of 'urban...

    Published July 17th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Politics and Economics of Britain's Foreign Aid

    The Pergau Dam Affair

    By Tim Lankester

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    The Pergau dam in Malaysia was the most controversial project in the history of British aid. Because of its high cost, it was a poor candidate for aid funding. It was provided in part to honour a highly irregular promise of civil aid in connection with a major arms deal. After two parliamentary...

    Published July 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Nationalism, Law and Statelessness

    Grand Illusions in the Horn of Africa

    By John R. Campbell

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    In 1998 a bloody war erupted in The Horn of Africa between Ethiopia and Eritrea. During the war Ethiopia arrested and expelled 70,000 of its citizens, and stripped another 50,000-plus of their citzenship on the basis of their presumed ethnicity. Nationalism, Law and Statelessness: Grand Illusions...

    Published July 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Economic Geography of the IT Industry in the Asia Pacific Region

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Glen Searle, Kevin O'Connor

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The development of the information technology (IT) industry in the Asia Pacific region faces two challenges. Firstly, can its established physical, technical, regional and governance infrastructures be adapted to meet the challenges embedded in the set of products and processes created by the IT...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Rethinking Global Urbanism

    Comparative Insights from Secondary Cities

    Edited by Xiangming Chen, Ahmed Kanna

    Series: Routledge Advances in Geography

    Arguing that the focus in global urban studies on cities such as New York, London, Tokyo in the global North, Mexico City and Shanghai in the developing world, and other major nodes of the world economy, has skewed the concept of the global city toward economics, this volume gathers a diverse...

    Published June 21st 2013 by Routledge