Urbanization and Development in Asia: Multidimensional Perspectives

Hardcover | September 15, 2012

EditorJo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur

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Over the last few decades, globalization has had a visible effect on urbanization and migration patterns across much of Asia. Analyses of migration patterns reveal that some of the largest movements of people in the world actually take place in the form of internal migration within certainregions and countries, as people move from rural areas to booming urban centres. With the help of selected case studies from India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Phillipines, this volume examines the following issues: Why do people move from rural to urban areas? In what waysdoes globalization affect such movements? What are the synergies between globalization, urbanization, and migration? What are the challenges that come with resettlement, especially for minorities and other less empowered groups?

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Over the last few decades, globalization has had a visible effect on urbanization and migration patterns across much of Asia. Analyses of migration patterns reveal that some of the largest movements of people in the world actually take place in the form of internal migration within certainregions and countries, as people move from rura...

Jo Beall is Director of Education and Society at the British Council. Formerly, she was Professor of Development Studiesin the Department of International Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis is Professor of Eco...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and Figures1. Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, and Ravi Kanbur: Creating Place for the Displaced: Migration and Urbanization in Asia ()Part I: Globalization and Urbanization:2. Amitabh Kundu and Deboina Kundu: Globalization and Exclusionary Urban Growth in Asian Countries3. M.R. Narayana: ICT Sector, Globalization, and Urban Economic Growth: Evidence from Bangalore4. Beljana Iossifova: Place and Identity on the Borderland between Old and New in Shanghai: A Case StudyPart II: Migration and Urbanization:5. Wei Shen: Globalizing Shanghai: International Migration and the Global City6. Chihiro Ishii: Globalizing Households and Multi-ethnic Community Building in Japan7. David Rands: Foundations of Minority Communities: Resident Koreans in JapanPart III: Governance and Urbanization:8. Douglas Webster, Alain Bertaud, Cai Jianming, and Yang Zhenshan: Toward Efficient Urban Form in China9. Margherita Comola and Luiz de Mello: Fiscal Decentralization and Urbanization in Indonesia10. Ranjith Dayaratne: Moderating Urbanization and Managing Growth: Can Colombo Prevent the Emerging Chaos?Part IV: Women in Urban Settings:11. Bipasha Baruah: Women and Landed Property in Urban India: Negotiating Closed Doors and Windows of Opportunity12. Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and K.S. James: Urbanization and the South Asian Enigma: A Case Study of IndiaPart V: Iinfrastructure in Urban Peripheries13. James H. Spencer: Why Do Peri-urban Households Invest in Improved, Piped Water? A Case-Study from Hanoi14. Michael P. Canares: The Excluded Poor: How Targeting has Left Out the Poor in Peripheral Cities in the PhilippinesNotes on Contributors