Political Economy

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The Rise of the Developmental State in China and Its Absence in India

The Rise of the Developmental State in China and Its Absence in India

The factors of state autonomy, capacity and strategy help to explain the rise of the developmental state in China and its absence in India.

One Belt, One Road and the History of the Maritime Silk Route

One Belt, One Road and the History of the Maritime Silk Route

Through the One Belt One Road initiative, China attempts to reassert itself as a powerful middle kingdom that is central to global trade and international relations.

Please Mind The Gap: Winners and Losers of Neoliberalism in India

Please Mind The Gap: Winners and Losers of Neoliberalism in India

Neoliberalism in India is far from alleviating poverty, it has widened inequality and created a staggering number of losers, roughly the entire agrarian population.

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An Analysis of the Indian Further Education System Regarding Gender Inequality

Gender inequality in India’s further education system is investigated through the variables of transition rates, subjects chosen, literacy rates and early marriage.

China’s Cooperation on the Mekong River in the Realm of Complex Interdependence

China’s Cooperation on the Mekong River in the Realm of Complex Interdependence

As the most important and powerful upstream country in Asia, China becomes imperative to any cooperation on water-related issues.

Dependency Theory: A Useful Tool for Analyzing Global Inequalities Today?

Dependency Theory: A Useful Tool for Analyzing Global Inequalities Today?

Several thoughts and concepts from the dependency approach are still applicable for making sense of global inequalities in today’s globalized world.

Why Infanticide Happens Almost Exclusively to Girls and Not Boys

Why Infanticide Happens Almost Exclusively to Girls and Not Boys

The interplay of attitudes and economics within a context of poverty is presented as an explanation as to why females are almost exclusively the victims of infanticide.

The Impact of the Alternative Trading System to Small Producers

The Impact of the Alternative Trading System to Small Producers

Fairtrade Scheme, while offering slightly better conditions than Free Trade, in the end does not provide truly fair pricing and farming conditions for small producers.

Is the Developmental State Model Useful When Reviewing Pacific-Asia?

Is the Developmental State Model Useful When Reviewing Pacific-Asia?

Although the Developmental State Model is often used to understand Pacific-Asia’s post-Korean War economic take-off, it is insufficient at explaining Japan’s development.

Socio-ecological Security: Moving Beyond the Human-Nature Dualism

Socio-ecological Security: Moving Beyond the Human-Nature Dualism

Socio-ecological security is a relational and normative concept that sees humans as internal to nature, and seeks to secure sustainable socio-ecological relations.

Gender Equality: What Benefits Would a Flextime System Bring to Japan?

Gender Equality: What Benefits Would a Flextime System Bring to Japan?

The Japanese government should enact a law that requires all companies to allow their employees flextime in order to benefit Japanese society.

Assessing the Utility of Rational Choice Theory in Least Developed Countries

Assessing the Utility of Rational Choice Theory in Least Developed Countries

RCT can inform the understanding behind the decision making process of collective action pertaining to developmental dilemmas specifically common pool resources (CPRs).

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