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The East Asian experience : the poverty of "picking winners"
Many leaders in Africa argue that East Asia's success in economic growth and development is due to special prowess in "picking winners". That is, the state is assumed to have adequately identified future growth areas and ...
Africa and the challenge of globalization
This paper provides an overview of Africa's economic performance. Although the continent appeared headed for economic success in the early days of independence, based particularly on natural resource endowments, Africa's ...
Return of the Mahathir era
Global jihad, sectarianism and the madrassahs in Pakistan
In the wake of terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, discussions on ties between Islamic religious educational institutions, namely Madrassahs, and radical militant groups have featured prominently in the western media. ...
Civil-military relationship and reform in the defence industry
Three factors have contributed to China's defence industry reform. They are Deng Xiaoping's resolute will to push defense industry reform, overall reform toward market economy system and the military's consciousness for ...