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    Health and sovereignty in the new Asia: visions of development

    Amrith, Sunil S. (2009) Health and sovereignty in the new Asia: visions of development. Comparativ 19 (4), pp. 78-95. ISSN 0940-3566.

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    Abstract

    The article discusses the shift in attitudes toward economic development in countries under colonialism to altered visions of modernization by the 1960's of the so-called "tropical" Asian countries. The failure of many Asian modernization efforts is traced to unrealistic expectations of governmental technologies and applied power to manage high birth, death, and disease rates, and the attempts to control them. In particular, the author concludes that both growing Asian urban centers and the borderlands between nations are least amenable to governmental economic intervention.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2010 12:51
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:19
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2757

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