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Southern Engines of Global Growth

Edited by Amelia Santos-Paulino and Guanghua Wan ()

in OUP Catalogue from Oxford University Press

Abstract: China, India, Brazil, and South Africa are reshaping the world economy. These Southern Engines countries have experienced a dramatic transformation in their productive and trade capabilities, consequently turning into global super powers. The current age of globalization, in which the Southern Engines have a primary role, faces a mixed set of interconnections wherein countries and economic agents are linked closely together by trade in goods and services, flows of capital, and movements of talent and skills. Much has been written about the spectacular performance of the Asian Giants, China and India. Arising from a UNU-WIDER research project, this collection goes further by studying the substantial contribution of other large emerging countries such as Brazil and South Africa. Using a wealth of data, as well as case studies, the book provides a detailed history review of industrialisation and economic development. The volume explores the foundations of the Southern Engines development experiences, and how these could provide resourceful lessons to the developing world. Additionally, the foremost patterns of international politics and governance are dealt with by leading scholars, who critically assess how the Southern Engines have contributed to rebalance geopolitics. This volume is a stand alone reference for researchers and policy makers concerned with international development and global governance. The studies jointly provide valuable insights for other developing countries in the pursuit of sustainable growth and forward looking development strategies. Contributors to this volume - Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) Guanghua Wan, Asian Development Bank Deepak Nayyar, Jawaharlal Nehru University Meghnad Desai, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the LSE Jun Zhang, Fudan University Maurizio Bussolo, World Bank Rafael E. De Hoyos, Ministry of Education, Mexico Denis Medvedev, World Bank Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, World Bank Jean-Raphael Chaponniere, Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) Jean-Pierre Cling, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD) Bin Zhou, Shanghai University of International Studies Ricardo Gottschalk, University of Sussex Cecilia Azevedo Sodre, Government of Espirito Santo, Brazil Marion Pircher, Oesterreichische Nationalbank John Henley, Emeritus Professor of International Management, University of Edinburgh Stefan Kratzsch, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Mithat Kulur, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Tamer Tandogan, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Mariana Zanatta, Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnologicas (IPT) do Estado de Sao Paulo Eduardo Strachman, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP) Flavia Carvalho, Maastricht University Pollyana C. Varrichio, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Edilaine Camillo, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Mariana Barra, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Henri Bezuidenhout, North-West University, South Africa Wim Naude, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Date: 2010
ISBN: 9780199580606
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