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Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia

1st Edition

Edited by Sara Hsu

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626 pages | 222 B/W Illus.

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In the present global context, some countries still face many challenges to bringing about inclusive, efficient, and environmentally sustainable development. Simultaneously, the stakes of survival are rising, as climate change exacerbates both environmental and social ills. Asia as a region is particularly vulnerable, as it is densely populated and includes both developed and developing countries.

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia seeks to examine these issues in depth. Presenting a comprehensive literature review, as well as numerous case studies, this book examines sustainable development from economic and social perspectives, as well as from an environmental viewpoint. Divided into seven parts, the topics addressed include:

  • Environmental challenges
  • Energy dependence and transition
  • Economic justice
  • Social welfare
  • Sustainable governance

Providing comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of countries in the region, this handbook will be useful for students and scholars of sustainable development, environment and society, and Asian Studies in general.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Introduction to Sustainable Development in Asia, Darrin Magee Section One: Framework for Understanding Sustainable Development

2. Framework for Understanding Sustainable Development, Sara Hsu

Section Two: Environmental Challenges in Asian Countries

3.Air Pollution and Its Threat to Public Health in Asia, Lee Liu and Li Liu

4. Environmental Challenges in Asia, Debashis Chakraborty and Sacchidananda Mukherjee

5. Singapore’s Environmental Policy, Seck Tan

6. Climate Change and Water Scarcity: Growing risks for agricultural based economies in South Asia, Farzad Taheripour, Thomas W. Hertel, Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan, Sebnem Sahin, Anil Markandya and Bijon Kumer Mitra and Vivek Prasad

Section Three: Energy Dependence and Transition in Asia

7. Energy Situation in Asia, Reiji Takeishi

8. Evaluating Indicators of Energy Security for Sustainable Development in Asia, Helen Cabalu and Yixiao Zhou

9. Energy Systems and Low-Carbon Policies in East Asia, Soocheol Lee

10. The Asian Urban Energy System, Peter Marcotullio

Section Four: Economic Justice in Asia

11. The Evolution of China’s Pay Inequality during the Transitional Period, Wenjie Zhang

12. Income Inequality and Welfare in Korea and Taiwan, Eunju Chi

13. Infrastructure Gap in South Asia, Dan Biller, Luis Andrés and Matías Herrera Dappe

14. Poverty, Inequality and Public Health in Indonesia, Riyana Miranti

15. Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia, Simi Mehta, Vikash Kumar and Rattan Lal

Section Five: Social Welfare in Asian Nations

16. Development of Social Welfare in Indonesia: The Rise of Conditional Cash Transfer, Edi Suharto

17. Social Spending in Korea, Selim Elekdag, Dulani Seneviratne and Edda Zoli

18. Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Singapore, Levan Lim and Thana Thaver

19. Why Does Asia Need Well-Functioning Pension Systems? Donghyun Park and Gemma Estrada

20. Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) for Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Asia, John Fien and Rupert Maclean

Section Six: Sustainable Governance in Asia

21. Corporate Social Responsibility in Vietnam, Neda Trifkovic, Thomas Markussen and John Rand

22. Sustainable Development Initiatives at the Local Government Level in Malaysia, Ashiru Bello, Ahmadu Bello and Ainul Jaria Maidin

23. Regional Governance for Environmental Sustainability in Asia in the Context of Sustainable Development, Mark Elder

24. Renewable Energy and New Developmentalism in East Asia, Christopher Dent

Section Seven: Asia’s Sustainable Development Policy

25. Strategic Environmental Assessment as a Policy Framework for Sustainable Development in Asia, Dennis Victor

26. Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship: The Heart of Borneo paradox and its implications on green economic transformation in Asia, Choy Yee Keong

27. China’s Green GDP and Environmental Accounting, Yu-Wai Vic Li

28. Legal Solutions to Air Pollution Control in Malaysia, Maizatun Mustafa

29. Regulating Trans-boundary Haze in Southeast Asia, Lahiru S. Wijedasa, Zeehan Jaafar, Mary Rose C. Posa and Janice S.H. Lee

30. Energy Security Performance in Japan, Ken’ichi Matsumoto

31. Transformations for Sustainable Development in the Asia and the Pacific, Hitomi Rankine, Kareff Limocon Rafisura, José A. Puppim de Oliveira and Fundação Getulio Vargas

About the Editor

Sara Hsu is an Associate Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her recent publications include Development in China, India and Japan (2016) and Lessons in Sustainable Development from Malaysia and Indonesia (2014).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General