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Routledge India
29 October 2020
This book offers a comparative analysis of the rise of India and China and their decisive economic and social roles in a global context. It presents a cumulative picture of the socio-economic challenges as well as the opportunities for growth and inclusive development before India and China.

The volume analyses the performance of the two countries based on economic and human development indicators. It highlights the key achievements of the two countries in governance and financial growth, and the potential for further economic development. Drawing on government data and empirical research, the book examines India and China's relative growth in trade, investments, renewable energy technologies, urbanisation, and employment and their policies on agriculture, land use, public health, and rural-urban inequality. Further, it discusses the shared challenges of inequality, poverty, gender disparity, and environment degradation which both countries face and contrasts their policy priorities and governance mechanisms.

Comprehensive and insightful, this book will be of great interest for researchers and scholars of development studies, economics, international relations, comparative politics, sociology, public policy, and Asian studies. It will also be useful for think tanks, policy makers, and general readers interested in the India-China relationship.
Edited by:   Kala S Sridhar (Centre for Research in Urban Affairs Institute for Social and Economic Change Bengaluru India), Li Jingfeng (Director of Regional Studies and Strategies Research Center, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Chengdu, People's Republic of China)
Imprint:   Routledge India
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   644g
ISBN:   9780367562243
ISBN 10:   0367562243
Series:   Routledge Critical Perspectives on India and China
Pages:   324
Publication Date:   29 October 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kala S Sridhar is a professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, India. She has authored books on Paving the Way for Better Governance in Urban Transport: The Transport Governance Initiative; The Paradox of India's North South Divide: Lessons from the States and Regions; The State of Our Cities: Evidence from Karnataka; State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing, to name a few, and has published papers in international journals of high repute. Li Jingfeng is an Assistant Researcher at the Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) and the Director of the Regional and Strategic Research Office of SASS. He was in charge of one National Social Science Fund project at the state level and two provincial- and ministerial-level social sciences projects. He has authored four books on South Asian countries' relations and has published over twenty papers on various matters regarding social security, economy, and inter-country relations.

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