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dc.contributor.editorNayyar, Deepak
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-26T12:05:22Z
dc.date.available2020-05-26T12:05:22Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39366
dc.description.abstractGunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations, in 1968. He was deeply pessimistic about development prospects in Asia. The fifty years since then have witnessed a remarkable social and economic transformation in Asia – even if it has been uneven across countries and unequal between people – that would have been difficult to imagine, let alone predict at the time. This book analyses the fascinating story of economic development in Asia spanning half a century. The study is divided into three parts. The first part sets the stage by discussing the contribution of Gunnar Myrdal, the author, and Asian Drama, the book, to the debate on development then and now, and by providing a long-term historical perspective on Asia in the world. The second part comprises cross-country thematic studies on governments, economic openness, agricultural transformation, industrialization, macroeconomics, poverty and inequality, education and health, employment and unemployment, institutions and nationalisms, analysing processes of change while recognizing the diversity in paths and outcomes. The third part is constituted by country-studies on China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam, and sub-region studies on East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia, highlighting turning points in economic performance and analysing factors underlying success or failure. This book, with in-depth studies by eminent economists and social scientists, is the first to examine the phenomenal changes which are transforming economies in Asia and shifting the balance of economic power in the world, while reflecting on the future prospects in Asia over the next twenty-five years. It is a must-read.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCG Economic growthen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCM Development economics & emerging economiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCZ Economic historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & governmenten_US
dc.subject.otherGunnar Myrdalen_US
dc.subject.otherAsiaen_US
dc.subject.othertransformationen_US
dc.subject.othereconomic developmenten_US
dc.subject.otherindustrializationen_US
dc.subject.otheragricultural transformationen_US
dc.titleAsian Transformationsen_US
dc.title.alternativeAn Inquiry into the Development of Nationsen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780198844938.001.0001en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb9501915-cdee-4f2a-8030-9c0b187854b2en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByc9be6ad3-6692-452d-a1f3-a3e6c74f0fe2en_US
oapen.pages608en_US
oapen.place.publicationOxforden_US


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