Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies

ISBN : 9780198827535

PB Anand; Shailaja Fennell; Flavio Comim
1104 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Apr 2019
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  • A handy reference volume that includes new and controversial topics
  • Includes forty one in-depth chapters providing multi-disciplinary insights and perspectives on BRICS and emerging economies
  • Includes contributions from academics and authors with experience working in international organisations so that chapters are informed by real life policy and practice
  • Explores a wide range of issues that can inform better design of policies and institutions both nationally in emerging economies and globally in international cooperation

Ever since Jim O'Neill at Goldman Sachs coined the term BRICS in 2001 there have been many different assessments of these major emerging economies, with some even proclaiming that the promise of the BRICS (comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) is over. However, the so called 'arranged marriage' still seems to be working well, with the club having become a formal international forum, with summit declarations, ministerial meetings, and numerous BRICS-wide fora. Is this euphoria misplaced? Is there a BRICS model of economic and human development? Are inequalities increasing and is this the denouncement of the economic successes?
The Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies presents a comprehensive and multi-faceted analysis of the BRICS countries and other emerging economies, exploring their economic, social, environmental, and governance dimensions and other challenges. It brings together multi-disciplinary perspectives from more than fifty authors to examine how education contributed to the emergence of BRICS, how BRICS are impacting African economies, and how other emerging economies (including Chile, Mexico, Turkey, and others in Africa and Central Asia) compare. It observes the impact of governance challenges both within individual countries and in the forum for co-operation amongst them, what issues related to gender and identity based violence are prevalent, and what the security implications are and the role of BRICS is in contributing to peace keeping operations.


Section I: Introduction
1: BRICS and emerging economies: an assessment, PB Anand, Shailaja Fennell, and Flavio Comim
Section II: Economic Perspectives, Resources, and Development
2: WTO and the BRICS: a historical perspective, Martin Daunton
3: BRICS and other emerging economies, Deepak Nayyar
4: Growth, employment, and social protection in BRICS, Moazam Mahmood and Florence Bonnett
5: Development banks in BRICS with a focus on Brazil, John Weiss
6: Capitalizing the world, Vinode Ramgopal and Ashish Kalra
7: Financial inclusion and financial stability in India, Rashmi Arora
8: Informal sector in China and India, Mario Biggieri
9: Rural-urban migration and its multi-dimensional impacts in China, Dan Meng, Yan Gao, and Xioayang Li
10: Extractive economies, institutions, and development: Implications for BRICS and emerging economies, PB Anand
11: Africa's extractive economies, Degol Hailu
12: Building BRICS in Africa, Padraig Carmody
13: Cotton production and trade in West Africa, Richard Sidebottom
Section III: Social Development Challenges and Perspectives
14: Publicness and human development: an illustration from BRICs, Flavio Comim
15: Reason, argument, and agitation: can South Africa follow in the footsteps of the BRICS countries?, David Clark
16: Education in BRICS, A Dalcin, T Kang, Daiane Zanon, Felipe Bellé, Luana Betti, , Fabio Rasche Jr, Daiane Zanon, and F Comim
17: Early childhood and human development, G Garibotto
18: Building world class universities in BRICS: reflections, C. Raj Kumar
19: Hijacking of social protection by cash transfers- the case of Bolsa Familia, Kenia Parsons
20: Social protection in Mexico, Miguel Nino Zarazua
21: Minimum wages and inequality in Mexico: an example (not) to follow, Alice Krozer, Stephanie Garry, and Juan-Carlos Moreno Brid
22: The illegal trade in organs and poverty in India: a comparative analysis with Brazil and China, S Chatterjee
Section IV: Inequality and Political Economies
23: Demography and roots of gender inequality in BRICS, Prabir Bhattacharya and Vibhor Saxena
24: Equality of opportunity in Brazil and India: an empirical exercise for the 1993-2013 period., Sabino da Silva Porto Junior, Bernardo Frederes Kramwr Alcalde, and Izete Pengo Bagolin
25: Women and identity: negotiating institutional pathways to claim rights in China and India, Shailaja Fennell
26: Violence and the BRICS, Lucy McMahon
27: Saemaul Undong women's club in Korea: a bottom up case of women's empowerment, Ga-Young So
28: Inequality and crime in Latin America, Catalina Dropplemann and Nicolas Trajenberg
29: The political economy of inequality in Chile: the role of institutions and power, Javier Gonzalez-Dias
30: Development and inequality in the African lions, David Potts
Section V: Sustainable Development Issues
31: Happiness in BRICS, Tadashi Hirai
32: Cities, oil, and national development, Franklin Obeng-Odoom
33: Institutional changes in the oil industry: China versus Russia, Nicholay Kolev and Yue Xu
34: Is Russia going green?, Olga Ulybina
35: Indigenous communities, ICT and rural development: case studies in Tanzania and Sarawak, Malaysia, Terry van Gevelt
36: Food security in Central Asia and implications for BRICS, Suresh Babu and Kamiljon Akramov
Section VI: Governance Issues
37: Humane global governance: an area for the future where progress inches forward, Richard Jolly
38: Governing a complex global financial system in the age of global instabilities and BRICs, Haider Khan
39: Governing dynamics of a changing global order: case for the developing countries, Deepanshu Mohan
40: United Nations? The BRICS and international peace keeping, Paul Jackson
41: Emerging powers coalitions: India and Brazil examined, Cassandra Sweet
42: Economic, political, and social transformation in Brazil: a study in disorderly progress, Sunil Tankha
43: Reshaping Eurasia: Russian and Chinese regional approaches, Vsevolod Samokhlov
44: Turkey: always at crossroads, never quite there, Utku Teksoz

About the author: 

Edited by PB Anand, Reader in Environmental Economics and Public Policy, University of Bradford, UK, Shailaja Fennell, Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK, and Flavio Comim, Lecturer in Economics, University Ramon Llull/IQS, Spain

PB Anand is Reader in Environmental Economics and Public Policy at the University of Bradford where he has been teaching since 1998. He is a member of the Council of the Development Studies Association and a Fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association. He worked in a development bank in India and managed executive education programme portfolio at Bradford for the staff of China Development Bank (2007-2013) and the Aga Khan Foundation (2013-2015). His previous works include his book Scarcity, Entitlements and the Economics of Water in Developing Countries (2007) and papers on applying the capability approach to issues related to access to water and sustainability.

Shailaja Fennell is Lecturer in Development Studies and also the Director of Central Asia Research at the University of Cambridge. Her previous publications include Rules, Rubrics and Riches: The Interrelations between Legal Reform and International Development(2010) and Gender Education and Equality in a Global Context: Conceptual Frameworks and Policy Perspectives (ed. with M. Arnot, 2008).

Flavio Comim is an Associate Professor at the University Ramon Llull/IQS in Spain and an affiliated lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge. He has been a consultant for UNESCO, UNEP, FAO, WHO and UNDP. He co-edited the books The Capability Approach: Concepts, Measures and Applications (2008) with Mozaffar Qizilbash and Sabina Alkire and Capabilities, Gender, Equality (2014), with Martha Nussbaum.
Kamiljon Akramov
PB Anand
Rashmi Arora
Suresh Babu 
Felipe Bellé
Luana Betti
Prabir Bhattacharya 
Mario Biggeri
Florence Bonnett
Padraig Carmody
S Chatterjee
David Clark
Flavio Comim
A Dalcin
Martin Daunton
Sabino da Silva Porto Junior
Catalina Dropplemann 
Shailaja Fennell 
Bernardo Frederes Kramer Alcalde
Yan Gao
G Garibotto
Stephanie Garry 
Javier Gonzalez-Dias
Degol Hailu
Tadashi Hirai
Paul Jackson
Richard Jolly
Ashish Kalra
T Kang
Haider Khan
Nikolay Kolev 
Alice Krozer
Xiaoyang Li
Moazam Mahmood 
Lucy McMahon
Dan Meng
Deepanshu Mohan
Juan-Carlos Moreno Brid
Deepak Nayyar
Miguel Nino Zarazua
Franklin Obeng-Odoom
Kenia Parsons
Izete Pengo Bagolin 
David Potts
C. Raj Kumar
Vinode Ramgopal 
Fabio Rasche Jr
Vsevolod Samokhvalov
Vibhor Saxena
Richard Sidebottom
Ga-Young So
Cassandra Sweet
Sunil Tankha
Utku Teksoz
Nicolas Trajtenberg
Olga Ulybina
Terry van Gevelt
John Weiss
Daiane Zanon

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