Asia's Giants: Comparing China and India / Edition 1

Asia's Giants: Comparing China and India / Edition 1

by Edward Friedman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403971102

ISBN-13: 9781403971104

Pub. Date: 12/02/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This edited volume reconsiders the conventional wisdom, which argues that comparative performance (in economic, social, political, as well as diplomatic arenas) of China has been superior to that of India. The book brings together 'new paradigms' for evaluating the comparative performance of two countries. Essays show that if not outright wrong, conventional wisdom…  See more details below

Overview

This edited volume reconsiders the conventional wisdom, which argues that comparative performance (in economic, social, political, as well as diplomatic arenas) of China has been superior to that of India. The book brings together 'new paradigms' for evaluating the comparative performance of two countries. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403971104
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/02/2005
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; E.Friedman Introduction; R.MacFarquhar Two Paths to Modernity; B.Gilley ECONOMIC REFORMS Differential Development: Beyond Regime Dichotomies; J.Mukherji Chasing China: Can India Bridge the Gap?; S.Awamy India's Reform Strengths; J.Manor & G.Segal SUB-NATIONAL FACTORS The Persistence of Informal Finance; K.Tsai The Political Basis of Decentralization; A.Sinha Indigenous vs. Foreign Business Models; H.Yasheng & T.Khanna NEW PERSPECTIVES Why Democracy Matters; E.Friedman China Rethinks India; H.Jinxin Development and Choice; A.Saich Conclusion; B.Gilley

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