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Development Strategies, Identities and Conflict in Asia

May 28, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Natalia Mirovitskaya and William Ascher Development strategies in Asian countries that are meant to increase peace and economic stability are often linked to inter-group conflict. Professors Natalia Mirovitskaya of Duke University and William Ascher of Claremont McKenna advise that policymakers need greater awareness of how development initiatives affect

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A Review of Abenomics: The Bold Plan to End Deflationary Recession in Japan

January 13, 2014 • World Politics, In-depth, Asia - Pacific, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Mitsuru Misawa In order to catalyse economic activity and pull Japan from its two-decade period of deflationary recession, new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has enacted a bold recovery strategy. Thus far, his programs have not yet yielded the dramatic shift

Preparing Rice Farmers for Climate Change: Dissemination of Submergence Tolerant Rice in India

November 13, 2013 • Asia - Pacific, Climate Change & Society, Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Takashi Yamano, Maria Luz Malabayabas & Manzoor H. Dar Due to climate change, the frequency of floods and droughts is expected to increase. To reduce crop losses due to such abiotic stresses, stress-tolerant rice varieties have been developed and

Trade and Employment in Asia

November 13, 2013 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Frontier Markets, Healthcare Reform, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Niny Khor & Devashish Mitra While it is understood that trade leads to higher economic growth, the question of whether increased trade and openness to global markets benefits workers is still debated. Below, Niny Khor and Devashish Mitra argue that

Building Ethical Business Cultures: BRIC by BRIC

November 13, 2013 • Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Europe, India, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Alexandre Ardichvili, Douglas Jondle, Jack Wiley, Edgard Cornacchione, Jessica Li & Thomas Thakadipuram As the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRICs) continue to grow both in size and clout, and their resident multinational corporations

The Social Theory of Contemporary Capitalism

September 13, 2013 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Asia - Pacific, ChinaComments (0)

By Partha Chatterjee The sociology of capitalism developed by Max Weber and its critique developed by Marxists are unable to account for the transformed structure and practices of contemporary capitalism. The social theory of Chinese capitalism requires new

Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development: An East Asian Perspective

July 13, 2013 • Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Akihisa Mori Despite democratisation and foreign assistance, many East Asian nations are stuck in the mud in terms of developing domestic environmental governance. Their enthusiasm for regional environmental governance has collapsed due to the incapability

Karma Matters: Business Sustainability is Beyond Just Lasting!

May 14, 2013 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Climate Change & Society, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Jayantee Mukherjee Saha & Chris Rowley How can businesses remain sustainable? What is business sustainability all about? What are some of the impacts of globalisation on the sustainability of businesses? Can businesses draw lessons from epics of

Can Financial Innovations Mitigate Civil and Ethnic Conflict?

March 14, 2013 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, Unprotected PostComments (1)

By Saumitra Jha The failure to align the incentives of self-interested groups in favor of beneficial reform is often considered a major cause of civil conflict and persistent underdevelopment around the world. However, much less is known about strategies that

Transport And The Environment in Asian Megacities

January 14, 2013 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Asia - Pacific, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Shinya Hanaoka This article has addressed two environmental problems whose origins lie in the transport sector: local air pollution and CO2 emissions. Globally, the contribution of these impacts in Asian megacities shows an increasing trend, and therefore