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Asia 2050 : realizing the Asian century / edited by Harinder S. Kohli, Ashok Sharma, Anil Sood.

Contributor(s): Kohli, Harinder S, 1945- | Sharma, Ashok, 1974- | Sood, Anil.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2011Description: xxvii, 381 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9788132107569 (hbk.); 813210756X (hbk.).Subject(s): Asia -- Economic conditions -- 21st century | Asia -- Economic policy | Asia -- Social conditions -- 21st century | Asia -- Social policy -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 330.95 ASI Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Executive Summary Makings of the Asian Century Actions at three levels National action agenda Regional cooperation Global agenda Asian Century vs. Middle Income Trap The intangibles ch. 1 Introduction Why an "Asia 2050" study? What is "Asia"? Is the Asian Century preordained? Structure of the book ch. 2 Asia in the Global Economy in 1700-2010: Setting the Scene Decline and reemergence: 1700-1970 Reaping the globalization dividend: 1970-2010 Three country groups ch. 3 Asia in the Global Economy in 2011-2050: The Main Drivers of the Asian Century Classic drivers of economic growth New drivers of Asia's social transformation From growth to social well-being ch. 4 Asia in the Global Economy in 2050: The Asian Century Basic assumptions The Asian Century Asia's growing output footprint The engines of the Asian Century: Asia-7 economies Contents note continued: ch. 5 Realizing the Asian Century: Mega-challenges and Risks Inequality within countries The Middle Income Trap Competition for finite natural resources Disparities across countries and subregions Global warming and climate change Governance and institutional capacity Risk of conflict Asia's expanding global footprint ch. 6 Realizing the Asian Century: - Strategic Framework Three dimensions National action ch. 7 Growth and Inclusion Introduction What progress has Asia made? Import substitution, export orientation, poverty, and inequality Poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals (1990 to date) What is inclusive growth? Why focus on inclusion and equity? What is Asia's status? Action agenda ch. 8 Driving Productivity and Growth Why focus on productivity and entrepreneurship? Productivity and entrepreneurship in Asia Contents note continued: Getting entrepreneurship and innovation right: PRC and India Key elements of the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem Overall policy framework Priorities and action agenda ch. 9 A New Approach to Urbanization Looking back 40 years at Asian cities Asia's urbanization avalanche Rural development and urban development are complementary Cities of the future Major risks to be managed Priority agenda for moving to a better urban future Visionary leadership ch. 10 Transforming Finance Asia's financial rise: Past and present Alternative scenarios of Asian finance in 2050 Implications of the Asian Century for Asian finance Conventional wisdom in finance: The Great Recession of 2007-2009 Current reform proposals and Asia Asia in the international financial architecture Global reserve currency Future Asian financial system: Taming finance to serve the real sector Contents note continued: Transformational changes to serve the real sector Transforming business models for Asia's financial institutional structure Regional cooperation and Asia's global financial leadership Priority action plan for Asian finance in 2050 The importance of using global best practice Asian finance as a global leader ch. 11 Reducing Energy intensity and Ensuring Energy Security Historical perspective: Evolution over 40 years Implications for energy security Implications for climate change Improving energy security through efficiency and diversification Minimizing damage from sudden supply disruptions Priorities for domestic action Priorities for regional cooperation ch. 12 Action on Climate Change in Asia's Self-interest Emerging economies' contributions to global emissions Impact of climate change: Business-as-usual scenario Contents note continued: Impact of climate change: Mitigation by developed countries only scenario Impact of climate change: Complementary mitigation actions by developing Asian economies scenario Transition to low-carbon economies Adaptation and risk management Global burden sharing Charter 13 Transforming Governance and Institutions Analytic framework The past 40 years Governance challenges in Asia today The corruption dimension Drivers for change in governance and institutions Key actors of institutional change Principles and priorities ch. 14 Regional Cooperation and Integration The importance of regional cooperation for Asia's future Cooperation instead of conflict The state of play 40 years ago: Asia in disarray in 1970 Forty years of progress with regional economic integration: 1970-2010 Drivers of economic integration Prospects for further economic integration Contours of future cooperation and integration Contents note continued: Priority areas to facilitate regional cooperation Institutions for regional cooperation Prospects and institutional options ch. 15 Realizing the Asian Century: Asia's Role in the World Dramatic change in Asia's global footprint Implications of Asia's global role Global commons Global trading system Global shipping lanes, trading routes, and communications channels Global financial system Climate change Global peace and prosperity Relations with other parts of world Development assistance Impact of national and regional policies on others Global governance Managing Asia's rise ch. 16 Conclusion: Cost of Missing the Asian Century Tackling transformation Regional cooperation agenda Changing Asia's role in the world Priorities across countries Need for enhanced resilience Cost of missing the Asian Century The intangibles.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-358) and index.

Executive Summary
Makings of the Asian Century
Actions at three levels
National action agenda
Regional cooperation
Global agenda
Asian Century vs. Middle Income Trap
The intangibles
ch. 1 Introduction
Why an "Asia 2050" study?
What is "Asia"?
Is the Asian Century preordained?
Structure of the book
ch. 2 Asia in the Global Economy in 1700-2010: Setting the Scene
Decline and reemergence: 1700-1970
Reaping the globalization dividend: 1970-2010
Three country groups
ch. 3 Asia in the Global Economy in 2011-2050: The Main Drivers of the Asian Century
Classic drivers of economic growth
New drivers of Asia's social transformation
From growth to social well-being
ch. 4 Asia in the Global Economy in 2050: The Asian Century
Basic assumptions
The Asian Century
Asia's growing output footprint
The engines of the Asian Century: Asia-7 economies
Contents note continued: ch. 5 Realizing the Asian Century: Mega-challenges and Risks
Inequality within countries
The Middle Income Trap
Competition for finite natural resources
Disparities across countries and subregions
Global warming and climate change
Governance and institutional capacity
Risk of conflict
Asia's expanding global footprint
ch. 6 Realizing the Asian Century: - Strategic Framework
Three dimensions
National action
ch. 7 Growth and Inclusion
Introduction
What progress has Asia made?
Import substitution, export orientation, poverty, and inequality
Poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals (1990 to date)
What is inclusive growth?
Why focus on inclusion and equity?
What is Asia's status?
Action agenda
ch. 8 Driving Productivity and Growth
Why focus on productivity and entrepreneurship?
Productivity and entrepreneurship in Asia
Contents note continued: Getting entrepreneurship and innovation right: PRC and India
Key elements of the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem
Overall policy framework
Priorities and action agenda
ch. 9 A New Approach to Urbanization
Looking back 40 years at Asian cities
Asia's urbanization avalanche
Rural development and urban development are complementary
Cities of the future
Major risks to be managed
Priority agenda for moving to a better urban future
Visionary leadership
ch. 10 Transforming Finance
Asia's financial rise: Past and present
Alternative scenarios of Asian finance in 2050
Implications of the Asian Century for Asian finance
Conventional wisdom in finance: The Great Recession of 2007-2009
Current reform proposals and Asia
Asia in the international financial architecture
Global reserve currency
Future Asian financial system: Taming finance to serve the real sector
Contents note continued: Transformational changes to serve the real sector
Transforming business models for Asia's financial institutional structure
Regional cooperation and Asia's global financial leadership
Priority action plan for Asian finance in 2050
The importance of using global best practice
Asian finance as a global leader
ch. 11 Reducing Energy intensity and Ensuring Energy Security
Historical perspective: Evolution over 40 years
Implications for energy security
Implications for climate change
Improving energy security through efficiency and diversification
Minimizing damage from sudden supply disruptions
Priorities for domestic action
Priorities for regional cooperation
ch. 12 Action on Climate Change in Asia's Self-interest
Emerging economies' contributions to global emissions
Impact of climate change: Business-as-usual scenario
Contents note continued: Impact of climate change: Mitigation by developed countries only scenario
Impact of climate change: Complementary mitigation actions by developing Asian economies scenario
Transition to low-carbon economies
Adaptation and risk management
Global burden sharing
Charter 13 Transforming Governance and Institutions
Analytic framework
The past 40 years
Governance challenges in Asia today
The corruption dimension
Drivers for change in governance and institutions
Key actors of institutional change
Principles and priorities
ch. 14 Regional Cooperation and Integration
The importance of regional cooperation for Asia's future
Cooperation instead of conflict
The state of play 40 years ago: Asia in disarray in 1970
Forty years of progress with regional economic integration: 1970-2010
Drivers of economic integration
Prospects for further economic integration
Contours of future cooperation and integration
Contents note continued: Priority areas to facilitate regional cooperation
Institutions for regional cooperation
Prospects and institutional options
ch. 15 Realizing the Asian Century: Asia's Role in the World
Dramatic change in Asia's global footprint
Implications of Asia's global role
Global commons
Global trading system
Global shipping lanes, trading routes, and communications channels
Global financial system
Climate change
Global peace and prosperity
Relations with other parts of world
Development assistance
Impact of national and regional policies on others
Global governance
Managing Asia's rise
ch. 16 Conclusion: Cost of Missing the Asian Century
Tackling transformation
Regional cooperation agenda
Changing Asia's role in the world
Priorities across countries
Need for enhanced resilience
Cost of missing the Asian Century
The intangibles.

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