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Towards A Common Future

Understanding Growth, Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Arindam Banik
  • Munim Kumar Barai
  • Yasushi Suzuki


  • Covering a broad region, this title gives a holistic analysis of Asian development as a whole

  • With authors based in South Asia and East Asia, and one author from South Asia but based in East Asia, the breadth of expertise brought to the topic is relatively large

  • By putting ideas of sustainability in dialogue with economic theory, the authors present an heuristic that is novel among analyses of the region


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arindam Banik, Munim Kumar Barai
      Pages 3-18
  3. China: How Dragon Creates a New Paradigm of Development

  4. India: Elephant Rises at Last

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Paramita Mukherjee
      Pages 89-105
    3. Rabi N. Kar, Minakshi Kar, Amrita Kaur
      Pages 107-119
    4. Vijay Kumar Kaul
      Pages 121-135
  5. Japan: A Perplexing Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Yasushi Suzuki, Rabi N. Kar
      Pages 155-170
  6. Asian Parallels: Putting Asian Economies in Perspective

About this book


This book focuses on the tremendous shift in both economic growth and development progress taking place towards the Asia-Pacific Region. Each of the countries in the region has various concerns and challenges for its sustainable development, a common goal most of them are trying to achieve at the moment. Interestingly, sustainable development in the region may be critical for achieving sustainable development at the global level as well. With a limited mandate, the book covers some specific developmental issues of ‘the hot spots’ of APR that are regarded to be contributing to their sustainable development. The book also looks at the formation and strengthening of some economic and financial initiatives with the potentials to affect growth and influence economic cooperation and integration of the countries in the region.


Asian Development Developmental Studies ASEAN Studies East Asian Studies Comparative Economic Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Arindam Banik
    • 1
  • Munim Kumar Barai
    • 2
  • Yasushi Suzuki
    • 3
  1. 1.International Management InstituteKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific UniversityBeppuJapan
  3. 3.Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific UniversityBeppuJapan

About the editors

Arindam Banik is the Director and Professor of International Finance and Business at the International Management Institute, Kolkata, India. 

Munim K. Barai is Professor of Finance at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. He holds a Ph.D. Degree from the Delhi School of Economics, India. He is a Fulbright Scholar. 

Yasushi Sazuki is Professor of Finance, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. He holds a Ph.D. Degree from the University of London. 

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