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.
Table of Contents
List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Preface. 1. The Rise of India and China Kala S Sridhar and Li Jingfeng 2. Economic Growth and Social Development Performance of China and India: Drivers and Directions S. Bisaliah Part I: Trade and economic development in India and China 3. Trade in Renewable Energy Technologies: A Comparison of India and China Varadurga Bhat and Malini L. Tantri 4. Does FDI intensify Economics Growth? Evidence from China and India Pratibha Neharkar and Kedar Vishnu Part II: Urban and Fiscal Governance in India and China 5. Urbanization in China and India: Socioeconomic Issues, Impact and Prospects Inderjeet Singh Sodhi 6. Is Urbanization Inclusive in India and China? Kala S Sridhar and K. C. Smitha 7. Access to Toilets among the Urban Poor: Drawing comparisons between India and China cities S. Manasi and N. Latha 8. Impact of Urbanization on Agriculture in India and China M. G. Chandrakanth, Kala S Sridhar and K. C. Smitha 9. Problems and Prospects of Internal Migration: With Reference to India and China Channamma Kambara 10. Urban Commuters in Cities of India And China: Commuting Time, Modes and Distance Kala S Sridhar and Shivakumar Nayka 11. Fiscal decentralisation in India and China: The experiences in service delivery K. Gayithri, Laxmi Rajkumari, and Darshini J. S. 12. Municipal Finances and Decentralized Government: Lessons from India and China Vishal R., Sheetal Singh and Kala S Sridhar Part III: Environment in India and China 13. Regional Experience of Environmental Degradation: A Comparative Study of China and India C. M. Lakshmana 14. A Comparison of Policies and Mechanisms for Carbon Emission Reduction in Sino-India Xu Zhang 15. Studies about India's Environmental Legal System and Risk Aversion Li Jingfeng 16. Comparative Study on Environmental Protection Systems Between India and China Suzhen Wang. Index
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.