South Asia in the New World Order

South Asia in the New World Order

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Rapid changes have taken place in the structure of the global economy, and this book looks at how South Asia can take advantage of these changes. The author argues that the developing global economy will be more complex than originally thought, that instead of a bipolar model with two countries, the US and China, at the centre, it will be multipolar with eight centres of economic activity, including India. The book goes on to suggest that in the context of such a model, there should be regional cooperation between India and its immediate neighbouring countries for South Asia to advance as an economic region. It argues that South Asia will need to look at its history, and that changes in attitudes, particularly in India and Pakistan, are necessary. The possible benefits to the region, in terms of increases in the rates of economic growth if the regional approach is adopted, are discussed. The book presents a useful contribution to studies in South Asia, as well as Asian Economics.... in theory, be playedby a country that has astrong strategic interest in the region andis in favourof having aregional approach to guide its relations with therest of the world. Fourcountries could possibly be cast in that role: the United States, China, Russia orSaudi Arabia. ... As Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times wrote in an article published after the 2009 Indian election results were announced, anbsp;...

Title:South Asia in the New World Order
Author:Shahid Javed Burki
Publisher:Routledge - 2011-03-24


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