Emerging Countries and the Rise of New Asian Capitalisms
DE053 | Spring | 6ECTS
Since the 1980-90s, the Asian emerging countries have contributed to a new rising architecture of regional, international and global relations, recently identified under the G20. They have also been facing major domestic and external inclusive growth and sustainable development challenges, unseen in world socio-economic history. The seminar explores the validity and limits of the very concept of emerging countries - also applied to some African and Latin American economies. It questions how far it redefines global governance, including the governance of sectors like offical development assistance and international development cooperation. The seminar is inspired by various disciplinary contributions derived from economic history, development economics, political science and sociology of international relations. They help to master catching-up industrialisation theories and regime typologies applied to Asian hybrid capitalisms.