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Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia

Edited by: Sara Hsu

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138182189
eBook ISBN: 9781351008204
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351008204
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Book description

In the present global context, some countries still face many challenges to bringing about inclusive, efficient, and environmentally sustainable development. Simultaneously, the stakes of survival are rising, as climate change exacerbates both environmental and social ills. Asia as a region is particularly vulnerable, as it is densely populated and includes both developed and developing countries.

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia seeks to examine these issues in depth. Presenting a comprehensive literature review, as well as numerous case studies, this book examines sustainable development from economic and social perspectives, as well as from an environmental viewpoint. Divided into seven parts, the topics addressed include:

  • Environmental challenges
  • Energy dependence and transition
  • Economic justice
  • Social welfare
  • Sustainable governance

Providing comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of countries in the region, this handbook will be useful for students and scholars of sustainable development, environment and society, and Asian Studies in general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Framework for understanding sustainable development Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Air pollution and its threat to public health in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Environmental challenges in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Singapore’s environmental policy: charting progression in the island-state Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Climate change and water scarcity: growing risks for agricultural based economies in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Energy situation in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Evaluating indicators of energy security for sustainable development in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Energy systems and low-carbon policies in East Asia focusing on Japan and South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Asian urban energy system: an overview of trends and challenges Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The evolution of China’s pay inequality during the transitional period Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Income inequality and welfare in Korea and Taiwan  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Infrastructure gap in South Asia: inequality of access to infrastructure services Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Poverty, inequality and public health in Indonesia: does wealthier mean healthier? Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Climate change and food security in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Development of social welfare in Indonesia: the rise of conditional cash transfer Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Social spending in Korea: can it foster sustainable and inclusive growth? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Inclusion of persons with disabilities in Singapore: an evolutionary perspective Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Why does Asia need well-functioning pension systems? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Technical and vocational education (TVE) for sustainable and inclusive development in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Corporate social responsibility in Vietnam Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sustainable development initiatives at the local government level in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Regional governance for environmental sustainability in Asia in the context of sustainable development: a survey of regional cooperation frameworks Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Renewable energy and new developmentalism in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Strategic environmental assessment as a policy framework for sustainable development in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Sustainable development and environmental stewardship: the Heart of Borneo paradox and its implications on green economic transformation in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  China’s green GDP and environmental accounting Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Legal solutions to air pollution control in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Regulating trans-boundary haze in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Energy security performance in Japan: historical and scenario analysis Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Transformations for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific  Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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