Publication year: 2019
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This volume analyzes the economic, social, and political challenges that emerging states confront today. Notwithstanding the growing importance of the ‘emerging states’ in global affairs and governance, many problems requiring immediate solutions have emerged at home largely as a consequence of the rapid economic development and associated sociopolitical changes. The middle-income trap is a major economic challenge faced by emerging states. This volume regards interest coordination for technological upgrading as crucial to avoid the trap and examines how various emerging states are grappling with this challenge by fostering public-private cooperation, voluntary associations of market players, and/or social networks. Social disparity is another serious problem. This volume argues that the economic, social, and political problems are interwoven in the sense that the emerging states need to build political consensus in order to tackle the economic and social difficulties. Democratic institutions have not always been successful in this respect.
Subject: Economics and Finance, Economic Policy, R & D, Technology Policy, Asian Economics, Democracy, Development Policy, Middle-income trap, Emerging Development and Social Change, Emerging states, Global production networks, Global value chains, Globalization, Technological upgrading, Developmental state, Embedded autonomy, Globalization paradox, Social disparity, Asia, China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey