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The rise of the emerging economies in the global economy represents a range of opportunities, but also challenges traditional global power balances and development paradigms. How are we to conceptualise sustainable development in the global race for economic prosperity? How can we combine sustainability with continued economic growth? The book sets out to bridge the scholarship on the role of emerging economies with that of sustainable development. This theme is explored through interdisciplinary approaches to development theory and development strategies, based on case studies from East and South Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The book investigates if and how the development strategies of emerging economies challenge traditional development theory and sustainability discourses. It discusses the sustainability of development and growth strategies in emerging economies with a focus on three areas: natural resources; energy and consumption; poverty reduction and social policies. It assesses the applicability of sustainability in a world where the global economy is growing at an astounding rate and explores questions such as: How does "the rise of the rest" challenge conventional development theories and sustainability discourses? What characterises the development strategies of selected emerging economies, and what challenges are these posing for global sustainable development? How can case studies from specific emerging economies shed light on the global challenges, dilemmas and paradoxes of the relationship between socio-economic improvements and environmental degradation?
Bringing together contributions from highly qualified researchers with fresh perspectives of younger scholars, this book is of great interest to researchers and postgraduates with an interest in the role of emerging economies in transforming and challenging traditional understandings of sustainability.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Arve Hansen is a research fellow at Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo, Norway.
Ulrikke Wethal is a research fellow at Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Ulrikke Wethal and Arve Hansen 2. Conceptualising Emerging Economies Dan Banik 3. Old and New Development Theory and the "Rise of the Rest" Benedicte Bull 4. Making Sense of Sustainable Development in a Changing World Desmond McNeill & Hal Wilhite 5. East and South Asia – Regional Overview Pietro Masina 6. Ecological Modernization and Dilemmas of Sustainable Development in China: a case study of the steel industry - Ou Xiaouxi and Hege Merete Knutsen 7. Between Peasant Utopia and Neoliberal Dreams: Industrialisation and its Discontents in Emerging India Kenneth Bo Nielsen 8. Mobilising Growth: Vietnam’s Development Model and the Case of the Domestic Car Industry Arve Hansen 9. Social policy on poverty reduction in Indonesia Gyda Marås Sindre 10. Latin-America – regional overview Benedicte Bull 11. País do futuro? The Brazilian "conservative" development strategy on the XXI century Yuri Kasahara & Einar Braaten 12. Agricultural change in Argentina: Impacts of the Gene Modified Soybean Revolution Kristi Anne Stølen 13. The Missing Geographic Dimension of High Inequality Growth in Chile Andrés Solimano 14. Social Policy and Natural Resources in Peru's Export-Led Economy Jemima Garcia-Godos & Henrik Wiig 15. Sub-Saharan Africa – Regional Overview Morten Bøås 16. Why Space Matters: Emerging Approaches to Resilience in eThekwini Municipality (Durban), South Africa Catherine Sutherland 17. Inclusive or Job-less Growth? Exploring the role of the state in Mozambique’s development Ulrikke Wethal 18. Problems in the Political Economy of Botswana's Development Ian Taylor 19. Ethiopia – Equitable and Green Growth? Axel Borchgrevink 20. Conclusion Arve Hansen & Ulrikke Wethal