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Aid performance and climate change
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=vFwmjwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 Constraints to be overcome include limited understanding of the very complex systems that aid investments affect, and of the ecology behind climate change adaptation and mitigation. Aid Performance and Climate Change targets these problems and others, by explaining how to use multiple points of view to describe each aid investment as a complex system in its own unique context. With examples throughout, it reviews cases, ideas, and options for mitigation using technology and ecology, and for adaptation by preserving resilience and diversity, while exploring related priorities, treaties, and opportunities.

Call No.: 330.2:551.588 Cal ai 2017

Asia Pacific in world politics
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=vFwmjwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 Capturing the most recent currents in world affairs—without sacrificing historical context—the second edition of Asia Pacific in World Politics reflects more than a decade of new developments. The focus on the region's major state actors has now been broadened to include an entirely new chapter on India and greatly expanded treatment of both Russia and Australia. The role of international organizations is also thoroughly covered, as are the conflicts involving Taiwan and Korea and the complexities of international politics in Southeast Asia. Incorporating discussions of security broadly defined, political economy, development, human rights, refugees, and much more, this up-to-date text offers an introduction to Asia Pacific’s dynamic role in world politics that will encourage students to engage with contemporary issues and debates.

Call No.: 338.98:32 Mcd as 2016

Asia-Pacific regional security assessment 2017
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/419CtmDpyBL._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg The Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2017 is the fourth IISS Strategic Dossier to be published in association with the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue. It focuses on four centrally important groups of regional security themes relevant to the policy-focused discussions that can be expected at the Dialogue in 2017 and beyond: the evolving roles of the United States and China in Asia-Pacific security; responses by the US and regional states to regional security tensions, particularly in the South China Sea; emerging security questions relating to nuclear weapons, missiles and military cyber capabilities; and the prospects for regional security cooperation, including the challenges for the ASEAN-centred architecture.

Call No.: 332.63 IISS as 2017

China and post-socialist development
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=aaGkBQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl The re-emergence of China as an economic superpower during its systemic transition is an astonishing phenomenon. China and Post-Socialist Development is the first comprehensive attempt to frame China’s advancements within the context of the East Asian developmental miracle, against the background of post-socialist transformation, asking how has it happened and where does China go from here? In this book the author argues that as China transits from central planning to market, it tries to imitate the institutions and policies of Japan and South Korea during their high growth periods of the second half of the twentieth century. China’s approach – broadly in opposition to the neo-liberal doctrine – has brought impressive results, leading the author to make important predictions about the future.

Call No.: 338.98:32(51) Bol ch 2015

China's economy: what everyone needs to know
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=oDkCjwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 In China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know, Arthur Kroeber offers an overview of the highlights of China's development since economic reforms were initiated under Deng Xiaoping in 1979. He argues that manufacturing, agricultural change, and construction reoriented the economy in the 1980s and 1990s through state-owned enterprises, private entrepreneurship, and foreign investment. Those shifts unleashed perhaps the largest migration ever in world history from rural areas to urban centers, accompanied by a no less unprecedented expansion of infrastructure.

Call No.: 338.98:32 Kro ch 2016

Climate Change and Natural disasters: transforming economies and policies for a sustainable future
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51eXGK7wjUL._SX338_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg What is causing the increase in natural disasters and what effect does it have on the economy? Climate Change and Natural Disasters sends three messages: human-made factors exert a growing influence on climate-related disasters; because of the link to anthropogenic factors, there is a pressing need for climate mitigation; and prevention, including climate adaptation, ought not to be viewed as a cost to economic growth but as an investment. Ultimately, attention to climate-related disasters, arguably the most tangible manifestation of global warming, may help mobilize broader climate action. It can also be instrumental in transitioning to a path of low-carbon, green growth, improving disaster resilience, improving natural resource use, and caring for the urban environment. Vinod Thomas proposes that economic growth will become sustainable only if governments, political actors, and local communities combine natural disaster prevention and controlling climate change into national growth strategies. When considering all types of capital, particularly human capital, climate action can drive economic growth, rather than hinder it.

Call No.: 551.588:550.341 ADB cl 2017

Climate change in the Asia-Pacific region
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=NInfrQEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 This book investigates the socio-economic impacts of Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific region. The authors put forward a strategy and action plans that can enhance the capacity of government agencies and non-governmental organizations to reduce the negative impacts of climate change. The needs and interests of critical and neglected groups are highlighted throughout the book, alongside the need for improving knowledge management on climate change. The case studies presented offer regional analyses for countries such as Australia, Bangladesh, China, Fiji, India, Mongolia, Nepal and the Philippines and cover issues such as livelihood vulnerability and displacement, climate migration, macroeconomic impacts, urban environmental governance and disaster management.

Call No.: 551.588(5-012) Fil cl 2015

Developing China: the remarkable impact of foreign direct investment.
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=mt7ZjwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 The book provides a powerful analysis of China’s policies toward foreign investment that can inform policy makers around the world, while giving foreign companies tools to demonstrate their contributions to host countries and showing the tremendous power of foreign investment to help transform economies.

Call No.: 332.67(51) Enr De 2017

Doughnut economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=7A4lDgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl In Doughnut Economics, the authour sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design. Named after the now-iconic “doughnut” image that Raworth first drew to depict a sweet spot of human prosperity (an image that appealed to the Occupy Movement, the United Nations, eco-activists, and business leaders alike), Doughnut Economics offers a radically new compass for guiding global development, government policy, and corporate strategy, and sets new standards for what economic success looks like.

Call No.: 33 Raw do 2017

Financing for gender equality: realising women's rights through gender responsive budgeting
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=0Z_VjwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 This collection of essays addresses the glaring gap between policy commitments and actual investments in gender equality, ranging across sectors and focusing on development aid, peace-building and climate funds. Casting a spotlight on the application of gender-responsive budgeting in public budgetary policies, systems and processes, the contributions to this volume explore the chequered trajectories of these efforts in Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Andalucía. Critiquing systems of finance, from adherence to neo-liberal macroeconomic fundamentals which prioritise fiscal austerity, the book makes a compelling case for reframing and re-prioritizing budgets to comply with human rights standards, with a particular view to realizing women’s rights.

Call No.: 396:332 Kha fi 2017

Fiscal consolidation, budget deficits and the macro economy
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=U1HbjwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 This book analyses such debates and impacts of fiscal deficit in India, empirically, through macro econometric exercise. Filling an existing gap, it revisits the debate on the macroeconomic effects of deficit by taking India as a case study based on a long-time series analysis from 1980–81 to 2012–13.

Call No.: 332 Cha fi 2016

Force and contention in contemporary China: memory and resistance in the long shadow of the catastrophic past
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=Ox6nDAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl Why is contemporary China such a politically contentious place? Relying on the memories of the survivors of the worst catastrophe of Maoist rule and documenting the rise of resistance and protest at the grassroots level, this book explains how the terror, hunger, and loss of the socialist past influences the way in which people in the deep countryside see and resist state power in the reform era up to the present-day repression of the People's Republic of China central government. Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr provides us with a worm's-eye view of an 'unknown China' - a China that cannot easily or fully be understood through made-in-the-academy theories and frameworks of why and how rural people have engaged in contentious politics. This book is a truly unique and disturbing look at how rural people relate to an authoritarian political system in a country that aspires to become a stable world power.

Call No.: 335.5(51) Tha fo 2016

Gaining currency: the rise of the renminbi
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=etjeDAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl China's currency, the renminbi, has taken the world by storm. This book documents the renminbi's impressive rise to global prominence in a short period but also shows how much further it has to go before becoming a major international currency. The hype about its inevitable ascendance to global dominance is overblown.

Call No.: 332.57(51) Pra ga 2017

Globalization and transnational capitalism in Asia and Oceania
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=37W1oQEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 These important studies examine and debate over how there is a growing transnationality of material (economic) relations in the global era, as well as an emerging transnationality of many social and class relations. How does transnational capitalist class fractions, new middle strata, and labor undergird globalization in Asia and Oceania? How have states and institutions become entwined with such processes? This book provides insight into a field of dynamic change..

Call No.: 335.1(5-012) Spr gl 2016

Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: a rising dragon on the move
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=O67_DQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl The VARHS covering these very same households had by 2014 been carried out five times, i.e. every two years. It is on this high quality panel data foundation and almost 15 years of study and policy work using the VARHS data the present volume builds, in its effort to bring out the essential rural micro-economic characteristics and insights of a dynamic South-East Asian economy in transition from a centrally planned towards a more market based economy.

Call No.: 361.22(596) Tar gr 2017

Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=SRbZjwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 This graduate text provides a review of the major approaches employed for estimating poverty lines and how poverty is estimated in practice.

Call No.: 339.12(1-94) Arn me 2017

Population growth and rapid urbanization in the developing world
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=qTd0jwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 This book emphasizes the trends, challenges, issues, and strategies developing countries evaluate when facing a population upsurge and expeditious development of urban environments, exploring the use of different governance techniques, trending patterns in urbanization and population growth, as well as tools and the appropriate allocation of resources used to address these issues

Call No.: 308.1(1-94) Ben po 2016

Reinventing fire : bold business solutions for the new energy era
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=AqAQmQEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 In Reinventing Fire, Amory Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute offer a new vision to revitalize business models, end-run Washington gridlock, and win the clean-energy race—not forced by public policy but led by business for enduring profit. This groundbreaking roadmap reveals market-based solutions across the transportation, building, industry, and electricity sectors. It highlights pathways and competitive strategies for a 158%-bigger 2050 U.S. economy that needs no oil, no coal, no nuclear energy, one-third less natural gas, and no new inventions.

Call No.: 620.9(73) Lov re 2011

Strategic coupling: East Asian industrial transformation in the new global economy history
http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/Resources/titles/80140100059400/Images/80140100059400M.jpg?1499810101336 In Strategic Coupling, Henry Wai-chung Yeung examines economic development and state-firm relations in East Asia, focusing in particular on South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore. As a result of the massive changes of the last twenty-five years, new explanations must be found for the economic success and industrial transformation in the region. State-assisted startups and incubator firms in East Asia have become major players in the manufacture of products with a global reach: Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision has assembled more than 500 million iPhones, for instance, and South Korea’s Samsung provides the iPhone’s semiconductor chips and retina displays.

Call No.: 338[6] Yeu st 2016

The art of not being governed: an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=nUDCRwAACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 James Scott, recognized worldwide as an eminent authority in Southeast Asian, peasant, and agrarian studies, tells the story of the peoples of Zomia and their unlikely odyssey in search of self-determination. He redefines our views on Asian politics, history, demographics, and even our fundamental ideas about what constitutes civilization, and challenges us with a radically different approach to history that presents events from the perspective of stateless peoples and redefines state-making as a form of “internal colonialism.” This new perspective requires a radical reevaluation of the civilizational narratives of the lowland states. Scott’s work on Zomia represents a new way to think of area studies that will be applicable to other runaway, fugitive, and marooned communities, be they Gypsies, Cossacks, tribes fleeing slave raiders, Marsh Arabs, or San-Bushmen.

Call No.: 323.1(5-012) Sco ar 2009

The economics of poverty: history, measurement, and policy
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=mrkTDAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl The last 30 years has seen much progress against extreme poverty in the world - a faster pace of progress than was seen over the prior 100 years or more of economic development globally. However, continuing progress is far from assured. High and rising inequality has stalled progress against poverty in many countries. We are seeing generally rising relative poverty-judged by the standards of the country and time one live in- over recent decades. There has been less progress in reaching the world's poorest, who risk being left behind. And a great many people in the emerging middle class remain vulnerable to falling back into poverty. This book aims to support well-informed efforts to put in place effective policies to assure continuing success in the fight against poverty in all its dimensions.

Call No.: 339.12 Rav ec 2016

The great convergence: information technology and the new globalization
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=YXx3DQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl Between 1820 and 1990, the share of world income going to today's wealthy nations soared from twenty percent to almost seventy. Since then, that share has plummeted to where it was in 1900. As Richard Baldwin explains, this reversal of fortune reflects a new age of globalization that is drastically different from the old. In the 1800s, globalization leaped forward when steam power and international peace lowered the costs of moving goods across borders. This triggered a self-fueling cycle of industrial agglomeration and growth that propelled today's rich nations to dominance. That was the Great Divergence. The new globalization is driven by information technology, which has radically reduced the cost of moving ideas across borders.

Call No.: 62:338.98 Bal gr 2016

The industries of the future
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=Zqs6jgEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 Over the past two decades, the Internet has radically changed markets and businesses worldwide. In The Industries of the Future, Ross shows us what’s next, highlighting the best opportunities for progress and explaining why countries thrive or sputter. He examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future over the next ten years, including cybercrime and cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data, and the coming impact of digital technology on money, payments, and markets. And in each of these realms, Ross addresses the toughest questions: How will we have to adapt to the changing nature of work? Is the prospect of cyberwar sparking the next arms race? How can the world’s rising nations hope to match Silicon Valley in creating their own innovation hotspots?

Call No.: 608 Ros in 2017

The pivot: the future of American statecraft in Asia
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=v4MfjwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 This book is about a necessary course correction for American diplomacy, commercial engagement, and military innovation during a time of unrelenting and largely unrewarding conflict. While the United States has intensified its focus on the Asia-Pacific arena relative to previous administrations, much more remains to be done.

Call No.: 327(73:5) Cam pi 2016

The political economy of clean energy transitions
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=mfh0DgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl This book steps into this new world of broad-scale and locally relevant policy experimentation. The chapters focus on the political economy of clean energy transition with an emphasis on specific issues encountered in both developed and developing countries. The authors contribute a broad diversity of experience drawn from all major regions of the world, representing a compendium of what has been learned from recent initiatives, mostly (but not exclusively) at country level, to reduce GHG emissions. As this new era of experimentation dawns, their contributions are both relevant and timely.

Call No.: 620.9:330.101 Are po 2017

The practice of industrial policy: government-business coordination in Africa and East Asia
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=lNtKDgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl In 2014 the Korea International Cooperation Agency and UNU-WIDER launched a joint research project on 'The Practice of Industrial Policy'. The objective of the project was to help African policy-makers develop better coordination between the public and private sectors in order to identify the constraints to faster structural transformation and to design, implement, and monitor policies to remove them. This book, written by national researchers and international experts, presents the results of that research.

Call No.: 338[6](6:5-011) Pag pr 2017

Transformation of women at work in Asia: an unfinished development agenda
https://uk.sagepub.com/sites/default/files/styles/sage_thumbnail_width_150px/feed/76678_9789385985058.jpg This book examines the drivers of, and barriers to, participation of women in the Asian labour market for its socio-economic development and structural transformation. Based on original comparative research and extensive fieldwork, Transformation of Women at Work in Asia highlights the commonalities as well as the diverse nature of challenges that women across Asia face in gaining access to more and better jobs. Findings show that women across the continent have contributed significantly to its spectacular growth story; yet, social norms and economic factors limit their levels of participation. The book calls for a comprehensive approach to improve opportunities for women’s participation in the labour market as well as for the freedom to engage in paid employment. This will, in turn, contribute to a more inclusive growth process. It addresses important challenges faced by women workers and provides policy options for governments to promote decent work opportunities for women across social strata.

Call No.: 331.4 Das tr 2016