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    Rising inequality worldwide has directed new focus to the classic political economy question concerning the relationship between democratization, or political regime change, and inequality. But despite a rather dramatic rise of social and political conflicts in the region the last 8-10 years or so, along with fast rising or persistent high levels of inequality in most countries of the region, it is a field that has acquired surprisingly little scholarly attention. Indeed, while some of the international organisations have identified rising inequality as one of the main threats to Asian peace, security, political stability and continued development, there has so far been little systematic research. Same same or different? In [...]
YAV | Sanchita Basu Das

China’s Three-Pronged Strategy on Regional Connectivity

Since the BRICS summit in July 2014 in Brazil, when five developing member countries announced the establishment of the New Development Bank (NDB), there has been widespread media coverage on regional connectivity. One major step [...]

Edward Aspinall

Kevin Hewison

Meredith L. Weiss

Issue 17|Reviews

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