Asia's Giants: Comparing China and India [NOOK Book]

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This edited volume reconsiders the conventional wisdom that argues that the comparative performance of China has been superior to that of India, bringing together new paradigms for evaluating two countries in terms of economics, social policy, politics, and diplomacy. Essays show that if not outright wrong, conventional wisdom has proven to be overly simplified. The book brings out the complexity and richness of the India-China comparison.
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Asia's Giants: Comparing China and India

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Overview

This edited volume reconsiders the conventional wisdom that argues that the comparative performance of China has been superior to that of India, bringing together new paradigms for evaluating two countries in terms of economics, social policy, politics, and diplomacy. Essays show that if not outright wrong, conventional wisdom has proven to be overly simplified. The book brings out the complexity and richness of the India-China comparison.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230254251
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/2/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 900 KB

Meet the Author

Edward Friedman is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Bruce Gilley is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Princeton University.
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Table of Contents

1 Preface 3
2 Introduction 9
3 Two passages to modernity 19
4 The causes of differential development : beyond regime dichotomies 55
5 Chasing China : can India bridge the gap? 77
6 India's reform strengths 97
7 The persistence of informal finance 123
8 The political basis of decentralization 141
9 Indigenous versus foreign business models 161
10 Why democracy matters 183
11 China rethinks India 211
12 Development and choice 227
13 Conclusion 243
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