Paths to the Emerging State in Asia and Africa

by Keijiro Otsuka, Kaoru Sugihara

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This book addresses the issue of how a country, which was incorporated into the world economy as a periphery, could make a transition to the emerging state, capable of undertaking the task of economic development and industrialization. It offers historical and contemporary case studies of transition, as well as the international background under which such a transition was successfully made (or delayed), by combining the approaches of economic history and development economics. Its aim is to identify relevant historical contexts, that is, the 'initial conditions' and internal and external forces which governed the transition. It also aims to understand what current low-income developing countries require for their transition. Three economic driving forces for the transition are identified. They are: (1) labor-intensive industrialization, which offers ample employment opportunities for labor force; (2) international trade, which facilitates efficient international division of labor; and (3) agricultural development, which improves food security by increasing supply of staple foods. The book presents a bold account of each driver for the transition.Keijiro Otsuka is Professor of Economics, Kobe University and Kaoru Sugihara is Specially Appointed Professor of the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.

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Book Details

Subject
Economics and Finance
Publisher
Springer
Published
2019
Pages
304
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9789811331305
ISBN10
9811331308
ISBN13 Digital
9789811331312
ISBN10 Digital
9811331316
PDF Size
7.7 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND

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