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Agriculture, Land, and the Rural Economy

Agriculture, Land, and the Rural Economy  

Arthur R. Kroeber

in China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
08 September 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190946470.003.0004
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Why does agriculture matter? It may seem odd to begin our discussion of a great industrial economy with agriculture. In China today, agriculture accounts for only 8 percent of GDP. ... More
Changing the Growth Model

Changing the Growth Model  

Arthur R. Kroeber

in China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
08 September 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190946470.003.0014
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Why does China need to change its growth model? Since reforms began in 1979, China has become one of the world’s greatest economic success stories. At no point during those decades ... More
China and the World: Is Conflict Inevitable?

China and the World: Is Conflict Inevitable?  

Arthur R. Kroeber

in China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
08 September 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190946470.003.0015
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For most of this book, we have considered China mainly on its own terms—as a large and interesting story of national development. But China’s rise also has important international ... More
China’s Political Economy

China’s Political Economy  

Arthur R. Kroeber

in China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
08 September 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190946470.003.0003
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What is China’s political system? Understanding China’s unique and resilient governance system is essential for making sense of the country’s economic past, present, and future. We ... More
Coda

Coda  

David I. Steinberg

in Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.003.0011
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This Coda was written in the summer of 2009. See chapter 9 for a reassessment. The prognosis for early socioeconomic progress in Myanmar is not sanguine, and ... More
The Colonial Era’s Importance in Understanding Burma/Myanmar Today

The Colonial Era’s Importance in Understanding Burma/Myanmar Today  

David I. Steinberg

in Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.003.0005
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The colonial period lasted a relatively short time in its domination of the whole country—only from 1885 to 1948. Its impact, however, has been of far greater significance than one might ... More
The Crises That Are Burma/Myanmar

The Crises That Are Burma/Myanmar  

David I. Steinberg

in Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.003.0003
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This chapter and those that follow, all written before the change in government based on the elections in November 2010, are left intact to encourage the reader to reflect on how the state ... More
Demographics and the Labor Market

Demographics and the Labor Market  

Arthur R. Kroeber

in China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
08 September 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190946470.003.0011
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What is the “demographic dividend”? The “demographic dividend” refers to a period during which the proportion of nonworking, dependent people in a population falls substantially. ... More
The Economy

The Economy  

Patrick McEachern

in North Korea: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190937997.003.0009
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Is North Korea economically self-reliant? North Korean leader Kim Il Sung first declared his emphasis on self-reliance in a 1955 speech. Encapsulating self-reliance of all forms ... More
Economy

Economy  

Steven Rood

in The Philippines: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 December 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190920609.003.0003
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At the turn of the millennium, a team of economists from the Australian National University and the University of the Philippines published The Philippine Economy: Development, Policies, ... More
The Emerging Consumer Economy

The Emerging Consumer Economy  

Arthur R. Kroeber

in China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
08 September 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190946470.003.0012
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Is China’s growth “unbalanced”? How much does it matter? China from 1980 until a few years ago has been mainly an investment-driven economy. Growth has been powered by capital ... More
Energy and the Environment

Energy and the Environment  

Arthur R. Kroeber

in China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
08 September 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190946470.003.0010
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In the preceding chapters, we have examined three of the systems that support China’s economic structure: the financial, fiscal, and enterprise systems. In this chapter, we will look at the ... More
The Enterprise System

The Enterprise System  

Arthur R. Kroeber

in China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
08 September 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190946470.003.0007
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Which are more important: state-owned enterprises or private firms? One of the most contentious features of China’s economy is its ownership. Two narratives are common. One is that ... More
The Financial System

The Financial System  

Arthur R. Kroeber

in China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
08 September 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190946470.003.0009
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What role do China’s banks play in financing growth? China has a bank-dominated financial system. About 70 percent of corporate finance is provided either by banks or by other ... More
The Future

The Future  

Patrick McEachern

in North Korea: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190937997.003.0012
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What are the prospects for Korean unification? The near-term prospects for Korean unification are dim, but unification remains a constitutionally derived, foundational idea of the ... More
Geography, Demography, and Climate

Geography, Demography, and Climate  

Steven Rood

in The Philippines: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 December 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190920609.003.0001
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How many islands does the Philippines have? When at the 1994 Miss Universe pageant (being held in the Philippines), Philippine contestant Charlene Gonzales was asked, “How many ... More
Geopolitics and the Future: The Philippines in the World

Geopolitics and the Future: The Philippines in the World  

Steven Rood

in The Philippines: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 December 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190920609.003.0006
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For the Philippines, it seems that geography is often destiny. The islands’ location, rather than the resources they held, was what made them attractive to the Spanish imperial enterprise. ... More
Government and Governance

Government and Governance  

Steven Rood

in The Philippines: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 December 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190920609.003.0005
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How is the national legislature structured? The bicameral Philippine Congress works in interesting ways. In fact, constitutional designers have been ambivalent about bicameralism ... More
The Government Finance System

The Government Finance System  

Arthur R. Kroeber

in China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
08 September 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190946470.003.0008
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Why does the fiscal system matter? There are two reasons for understanding China’s fiscal system. The first is about power relations. In a country as large and diverse as China, ... More
History: “300 Years in a Convent, 50 Years in Hollywood,” Then on Its Own

History: “300 Years in a Convent, 50 Years in Hollywood,” Then on Its Own  

Steven Rood

in The Philippines: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 December 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190920609.003.0002
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History wars in the Philippines seem never-ending. How should the nation view Spain, which created the concept of “the Philippines” and brought Christianity to its shores—at the same time ... More

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