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Paths to the Emerging State in Asia and Africa

Editors: Otsuka, Keijiro, Sugihara, Kaoru (Eds.)

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  • Explores how a country could make a transition from the periphery of the world economy to the ‘emerging state’
  • Synthesizes historical and contemporary case studies of transition, focusing on regional trade, labor-intensive industrialization, and the transfer of agricultural technology
  • Draws a new perspective on the role of the emerging state by combining the approaches of economic history and development economics
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This book addresses the issue of how a country, which was incorporated into the world economy as a periphery, could make a transition to the emerging state, capable of undertaking the task of economic development and industrialization. It offers historical and contemporary case studies of transition, as well as the international background under which such a transition was successfully made (or delayed), by combining the approaches of economic history and development economics. Its aim is to identify relevant historical contexts, that is, the ‘initial conditions’ and internal and external forces which governed the transition. It also aims to understand what current low-income developing countries require for their transition. Three economic driving forces for the transition are identified. They are: (1) labor-intensive industrialization, which offers ample employment opportunities for labor force; (2) international trade, which facilitates efficient international division of labor; and (3) agricultural development, which improves food security by increasing supply of staple foods. The book presents a bold account of each driver for the transition.

 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Multiple Paths to Industrialization: A Global Context of the Rise of Emerging States

    Pages 1-33

    Sugihara, Kaoru

  • Technology Transfer and Agricultural Development: A Comparative Study of Asia and Africa

    Pages 35-54

    Otsuka, Keijiro

  • Southeast Asia and International Trade: Continuity and Change in Historical Perspective

    Pages 55-71

    Shimada, Ryuto

  • Role of State and Non-state Networks in Early-Modern Southeast Asian Trade

    Pages 73-93

    Ota, Atsushi

  • Growth of Regional Trade in Modern Southeast Asia: The Rise of Singapore, 1819–1913

    Pages 95-113

    Kobayashi, Atsushi

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paths to the Emerging State in Asia and Africa
Editors
  • Keijiro Otsuka
  • Kaoru Sugihara
Series Title
Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3131-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3131-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3130-5
Series ISSN
2524-5015
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 292
Number of Illustrations
33 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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