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India and South Asia; economic developments in the age of globalization.


India and South Asia; economic developments in the age of globalization.

Ed. by Anjum Siddiqui.

M.E. Sharpe, Inc.


419 pages




Judging merely by geopolitics, the nations of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, which contain nearly a fifth of the world's population, have enormous economic potential. However, the region is saddled with violence, debt, fiscal deficits, detrimental capital flows, and negative effects of globalization, governance, and militarism. This collection of 18 articles examines the latest data from individual nations and the region, covering India's booming and the deficits elsewhere in the region, foreign public capital and its effect on economic growth, investment in human capital, the toll of poverty, Canada's trade with the region, trade groups and their relevance to development, Sri Lanka's experience in policy, corruption, and the impact of increasing military expenditure.

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