Managing	Globalization	in	the	Asian	Century:	Essays	in	Honour	of	Prema-Chandra	Athukorala	(The	Political	Economy	of	the	Rajapaksa	Decade	inSri	Lanka,	2005-14:	Policy	Contradictions	and	Mal-governance)
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Managing Globalization in the Asian Century: Essays in Honour of Prema-Chandra Athukorala (The Political Economy of the Rajapaksa Decade inSri Lanka, 2005-14: Policy Contradictions and Mal-governance)

by Saman Kelegama

The global centre of gravity continues to shift to the Asia-Pacific, the most dynamic region in the world. These economies have generally grown faster for longer periods of time than any other major region in world history. Their embrace of globalization has been a central feature, and driver, of their dynamism. The management of Asia-Pacific economic integration and globalization is crucial not only for the countries themselves but also for the state of the global economy, including importantly latecomer developing economies who look to the region for analytical and development policy lessons. Twenty-seven leading international authorities in the field, drawn from nine countries, provide a comprehensive examination of the causes, consequences and challenges of globalization, in a volume that celebrates the distinguished career of Professor Prema-Chandra Athukorala.

Among the major issues examined are the region's distinctive approach to trade liberalization, the effects of economic growth on poverty reduction and the labour market, the special challenges of by-passed regions, the role of ideas in influencing policy making, the modalities of connecting to global production networks, and the importance of remittances in economic development. Several country case studies provide in-depth analyses of development processes and outcomes. These include episodes in economic development, the challenges faced by transition economies, the macroeconomics of adjusting to slower growth and rising debt in advanced economies, and the so-called middle-income trap phenomenon.

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  • Publisher : ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute
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Saman Kelegama

Saman Kelegama, Institute of Policy Studies, Colombo.