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Paths to the Emerging State in Asia and Africa

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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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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Transformation of Rural Economies in Asia and Africa

    • Jonna P. Estudillo, Elyzabeth F. Cureg, Keijiro Otsuka
    Pages 219-251Open Access
  3. Agricultural Market Intervention and Emerging States in Africa

    • Masayoshi Honma
    Pages 253-271Open Access

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND license. 

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.

Keijiro Otsuka is Professor of Economics, Kobe University and Kaoru Sugihara is Specially Appointed Professor of the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.

 

Keywords

  • emerging state
  • Intra-Asian trade
  • Labor-intensive industrialization
  • Planned economy and industrialization
  • Structural transformation
  • Green Revolution
  • Agricultural exploitation to protection
  • Increasing failure in Irrigation management
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Editors and Affiliations

  • Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

    Keijiro Otsuka

  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan

    Kaoru Sugihara

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