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Emerging economies and challenges to sustainability : theories, strategies, local realities

Author: Arve Hansen; Ulrikke Wethal
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015. ©2015
Series: Routledge studies in sustainable development.
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The rise of emerging economies represents a challenge to traditional global power balances and raises the question of how we can combine sustainability with continued economic growth. Understanding this global shift and its impact on the environment is the paramount contemporary challenge for development-oriented researchers and policy makers alike. This book breaks new ground by combining scholarship on the role of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hansen, Arve.
Emerging economies and challenges to sustainability
(DLC) 2014018220
(OCoLC)868641757
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arve Hansen; Ulrikke Wethal
ISBN: 9781317752547 1317752546 9781315797106 1315797100
OCLC Number: 892911318
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 280 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Part I Introduction; 1 Emerging economies and challenges to sustainability; 2 The 'rise of the rest' and the revenge of 'development': the emerging economies and shifts in development theory; 3 Making sense of sustainable development in a changing world; Part II Asia; 4 Miracles or uneven development? Asia in the contemporary world economy; 5 Ecological modernisation and dilemmas of sustainable development in China. 6 Between peasant utopia and neoliberal dreams: industrialisation and its discontents in emerging India7 The best of both worlds? The power and pitfalls of Vietnam's development model; 8 Indonesia: neoliberal development in the context of decentralised patronage politics; Part III Latin America; 9 Latin America's decade of growth: progress and challenges for a sustainable development; 10 Brazil, land of the future? Conservative development strategy and the urban challenge; 11 Agricultural change in Argentina: impacts of the gene modified soybean revolution. 12 The paradoxes of Chilean economic development: growth, inequality, deindustrialisation and sustainability risks13 Mining, development and environmental sustainability in Peru; Part IV Sub- Saharan Africa; 14 Between emerging economies and protracted conflict: challenges to sustainability in Sub- Saharan Africa; 15 Pro-growth challenges to sustainability in South Africa; 16 Searching for sustainability in Mozambique's development strategy; 17 Botswana's developmental state: sustainability under threat?; 18 Ethiopia: rapid and green growth for all?; Part V Conclusion.
Series Title: Routledge studies in sustainable development.
Responsibility: edited by Arve Hansen and Ulrikke Wethal.

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The rise of emerging economies represents a challenge to traditional global power balances and raises the question of how we can combine sustainability with continued economic growth. Understanding this global shift and its impact on the environment is the paramount contemporary challenge for development-oriented researchers and policy makers alike. This book breaks new ground by combining scholarship on the role of emerging economies with research on sustainable development. The book investigates how the development strategies of emerging economies challenge traditional development theory and.

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