Globalization and Emerging Societies: Development and by Jan Nederveen Pieterse, B. Rehbein

By Jan Nederveen Pieterse, B. Rehbein

Within the environment of twenty-first century globalization this quantity specializes in rising societies, instead of rising markets or powers. Adopting a sociological point of view, each chapter makes a speciality of improvement and social inequality in rising societies, with contributions from renowned foreign students.

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The figure for net reduction in poverty from time period t to time period t + 1 is merely a resultant of these parallel Ahmed (2003) and opposite flows; it should not have any independent significance for policy. Too often, however, policy attention focuses exclusively on the (Rajasthan) Deininger and Uganda 14 per cent of a random sample of rural Indian households 1970 and 1982, but another 13 per cent escaped from poverty between (2004) India 25 per cent, moved into poverty during the same five-year period.

The growth of Chinese - and less among these states were virtually non-existent (except for some diaspo­ significantly, Indian - investments and trade with African states may, ras which were created by colonial labour exchanges, and by subordinate of course, undermine South Africa's dominance in the continent as 52 Globalization and Emerging Societies The Global South and the Contours of an Emerging World Order 53 Asian imports undercut South African industrial exports and even under­ operations has generated a tidal wave of demand for capital and interme­ mine the regional economic formation in which South Africa occupies a diate goods, raw materials and energy that, by pushing up commodity privileged position (Martin 2008).

In the past few years, China has also peacefully resolved its territorial 2006). disputes with all its neighbours except India and even there considerable with the US This pattern of trade meant that China's trade surplus deficit in its of $103 billion in 2002 was accompanied by a $68 billion Southeast and trade with the rest of Asia. Bilateral trade between China progress has been made; the two states have even started holding joint military exercises. Since 1999-2000, China has increasingly participated in regional associations like ASEAN, the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), since 1991 while Asia has grown at an annual rate of almost 20 per cent nt two-way importa China (including Hong Kong) became Japan's most has also China market.

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