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Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay

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The recent economic rise of China and India has attracted a great deal of attention--and justifiably so. Together, the two countries account for one-fifth of the global economy and are projected to represent a full third of the world's income by 2025. Yet, many of the views regarding China and India's market reforms and high growth have been tendentious, exaggerated, or oversimplified. Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay scrutinizes the phenomenal rise of both nations, and demolishes the myths that have accumulated around the economic achievements of these two giants in the last quarter century. Exploring the challenges that both countries must overcome to become true leaders in the international economy, Pranab Bardhan looks beyond short-run macroeconomic issues to examine and compare China and India's major policy changes, political and economic structures, and current general performance.

"The strongest point in Bardhan's study is his insightful account of the role of democracy in promoting as well as hindering economic growth."---Nayan Chanda, BusinessWorld

Autorentext
Pranab Bardhan is professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Scarcity, Conflicts, and Cooperation.

Klappentext

A comparative look at the astonishing economic rise of modern China and India

The recent economic rise of China and India has attracted a great deal of attention-and justifiably so. Together, the two countries account for one-fifth of the global economy and are projected to represent a full third of the world's income by 2025. Yet, many of the views regarding China and India's market reforms and high growth have been tendentious, exaggerated, or oversimplified. Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay scrutinizes the phenomenal rise of both nations, and demolishes the myths that have accumulated around the economic achievements of these two giants in the last quarter century. Exploring the challenges that both countries must overcome to become true leaders in the international economy, Pranab Bardhan looks beyond short-run macroeconomic issues to examine and compare China and India's major policy changes, political and economic structures, and current general performance.

Bardhan investigates the two countries' economic reforms, each nation's pattern and composition of growth, and the problems afflicting their agricultural, industrial, infrastructural, and financial sectors. He considers how these factors affect China and India's poverty, inequality, and environment, how political factors shape each country's pattern of burgeoning capitalism, and how significant poverty reduction in both countries is mainly due to domestic factors-not global integration, as most would believe. He shows how authoritarianism has distorted Chinese development while democratic governance in India has been marred by severe accountability failures.

Full of valuable insights, Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay provides a nuanced picture of China and India's complex political economy at a time of startling global reconfiguration and change.



Inhalt

Preface vii Chapter 1 Introduction: The Myths Floating around the Giants 1 Chapter 2 Economic Reform and Growth: Differing Patterns and Institutions 19 Chapter 3 Agriculture: Still the Most Crowded Sector 42 Chapter 4 Infrastructure: The Dazzling Difference 54 Chapter 5 High Saving, Low Financial Intermediation 65 Chapter 6 The Pattern of Burgeoning Capitalism 78 Chapter 7 Poverty and Inequality: How Is the Growth Shared? 90 Chapter 8 The Social Sector: The Relevance of the Socialist Legacy 104 Chapter 9 Environment: The Alarming Signs 117 Chapter 10 Looking to the Future: Through the Lens of Political Economy 125 Afterword to the Paperback Edition 161 References 167 Index 175

Produktinformationen

Titel: Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay
Untertitel: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India
Autor:
EAN: 9780691156408
ISBN: 0691156409
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 190
Gewicht: 298g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm x T10mm
Jahr: 2012