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The Global Political Economy of the Household in Asia

  • Juanita Elias
  • Samanthi J. Gunawardana

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Global Political Economy of the Household in Asia: An Introduction

    1. Juanita Elias, Samanthi J. Gunawardana
      Pages 1-12
  3. The State and the Household Economy: Competitiveness, Development and Security

  4. The Household as a Site of Socioeconomic Transformation

  5. The Household and the Gendered Workplace

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 232-270

About this book


The household has traditionally been neglected in studies of Asian political economy. While there is an emergent literature that looks at this relationship, to date, it is fragmented. The contributors consider how the household economy has increasingly been incorporated into development planning and policy making within both states and multilateral development agencies. They examine the social consequences of the tendency to view households as marketizable spaces, and explore how the household economy relates to broader structures of industrial production in the region. With case studies on Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and China, they provide a comprehensive picture of the centrality of the household economy to ongoing processes and struggles associated with the continuous economic transformation of the region.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Juanita Elias
    • 1
  • Samanthi J. Gunawardana
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK
  2. 2.School of Political and Social InquiryMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

About the editors

Kaye Broadbent, Griffith University, Australia Vicki Crinis, University of Wollongong, Australia Laura Dales, University of Western Australia, Australia Juanita Elias, University of Warwick, UK Samanthi J Gunawardana, Griffith University, Australia Patrick Kilby, Australian National University, Australia Hyunok Lee, National University of Singapore Fang Lee Cooke, Monash University, Australia Swati Parashar, Monash University, Australia Youyenn Teo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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