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Development Beyond Economic Growth: Societal Challenges in Contemporary Asia [Working Group “Global Asia”]
January 31, 2017
The emergence of Asia as one of the most dynamic and expanding economies in the world has been a defining feature of the latter part of the 20thcentury and of the beginning of the 21st. This process has promoted, on the one hand, radical changes in global power relations and, on the other hand, an equally radical reduction in global poverty. At the same time, the emergence of Asia as an economic force to be reckoned with has also brought about immense societal challenges across and beyond Asia. These challenges include, but are not limited to, new threats to human security as well as more visible political and social inequalities. The Working Group on Global Asia aims at exploring these issues.