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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.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > 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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