Urbanization and Development in Asia: Multidimensional Perspectives

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Over the last few decades, globalization has had a visible effect on urbanization and migration patterns across much of Asia. Analyses of migration patterns reveal that some of the largest movements of people in the world actually take place in the form of internal migration within certain regions and countries, as people move from rural areas to booming urban centres. With the help of selected case studies from India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Phillipines, this volume examines the ...
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Overview


Over the last few decades, globalization has had a visible effect on urbanization and migration patterns across much of Asia. Analyses of migration patterns reveal that some of the largest movements of people in the world actually take place in the form of internal migration within certain regions and countries, as people move from rural areas to booming urban centres. With the help of selected case studies from India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Phillipines, this volume examines the following issues: Why do people move from rural to urban areas? In what ways does globalization affect such movements? What are the synergies between globalization, urbanization, and migration? What are the challenges that come with resettlement, especially for minorities and other less empowered groups? effect on urbanization and migration patterns across much of Asia. Analyses of migration patterns reveal that some of the largest movements of people in the world actually take place in the form of internal migration within certain regions and countries, as people move from rural areas to booming urban centres. With the help of selected case studies from India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Phillipines, this volume examines the following issues: Why do people move from rural to urban areas? In what ways does globalization affect such movements? What are the synergies between globalization, urbanization, and migration? What are the challenges that come with resettlement, especially for minorities and other less empowered groups?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198078531
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/23/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo Beall is Director, Education and Society at the British Council. Formerly, she was Professor of Development Studies, Department of International Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis is Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

Ravi Kanbur is T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs and International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, USA.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
1. Creating Place for the Displaced: Migration and Urbanization in Asia (Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, and Ravi Kanbur)
PART I: GLOBALIZATION AND URBANIZATION:
2. Globalization and Exclusionary Urban Growth in Asian Countries (Amitabh Kundu and Debolina Kundu)
3. ICT Sector, Globalization, and Urban Economic Growth: Evidence from Bangalore (M.R. Narayana)
4. Place and Identity on the Borderland between Old and New in Shanghai: A Case Study (Deljana Iossifova)
PART II: MIGRATION AND URBANIZATION:
5. Globalizing Shanghai: International Migration and the Global City (Wei Shen)
6. Globalizing Households and Multi-ethnic Community Building in Japan (Chihiro Ishii)
7. Foundations of Minority Communities: Resident Koreans in Japan (David Rands)
PART III: GOVERNANCE AND URBANIZATION:
8. Toward Efficient Urban Form in China (Douglas Webster, Alain Bertaud, Cai Jianming, and Yang Zhenshan)
9. Fiscal Decentralization and Urbanization in Indonesia (Margherita Comola and Luiz de Mello)
10. Moderating Urbanization and Managing Growth: Can Colombo Prevent the Emerging Chaos? (Ranjith Dayaratne)
PART IV: WOMEN IN URBAN SETTINGS:
11. Women and Landed Property in Urban India: Negotiating Closed Doors and Windows of Opportunity (Bipasha Baruah)
12. Urbanization and the South Asian Enigma: A Case Study of India (Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and K.S. James)
PART V: INFRASTRUCTURE IN URBAN PERIPHERIES:
13. Why Do Peri-urban Households Invest in Improved, Piped Water? A Case-Study from Hanoi (James H. Spencer)
14. The Excluded Poor: How Targeting has Left Out the Poor in Peripheral Cities in the Philippines (Michael P. Canares)
Notes on Contributors.

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