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TitleContemporary Issues in International Political Economy [electronic resource] / edited by Fu-Lai Tony Yu, Diana S. Kwan
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript XXV, 425 p. 21 illus. online resource


This book is the product of a team-teaching course entitled, “Issues in Economic Development” offered to the final-year students of Department of Economics and Finance at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. In this volume, the authors comprehensively survey world’s most controversial issues in economic and political affairs. Topics in this volume cover Christianity-Islam confrontation; ISIS and anti-terrorism; North Korea and Taiwan-Strait Crises; China’s rise as a global power; Brexit; Artificial Intelligence; Bitcoin; same sex marriage; global warming; happiness and well-being. This book can be used as a reader or textbook in courses such as “International Political Economy” and “International Development”, or as a reference for scholars and policy makers. Fu-Lai Tony Yu obtained his PhD from the University of New South Wales. He taught at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Monash University (Australia) and Feng Chia University (Taiwan). He is currently professor of economics at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. His research interests include entrepreneurship, governmental economics, Austrian economics and Asian business systems. Diana S. Kwan is currently a project coordinator at Office of Medical Education, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are political philosophy and equal opportunities


1. Religious Conflicts in the Middle East: Christianity versus Islam and Sunni versus Shiite -- 2. An Iran Nuclear Deal without the United States? Chinese, European, and Russian Interests and Options after the US Withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action -- 3. Islam and Nationalism with Special Reference to the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan -- 4. Origins of the Property Rights of the ‘Holy’ Land and Religious Conflicts in Jerusalem -- 5. Who wants to talk to Terrorists? -- 6.North Korea Crisis: Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the Threat of Nuclear War -- 7. Interpreting the Taiwan Strait Conflict: Taiwanese versus Chinese Consciousness -- 8. Neo-Mercantilist Policy and China’s Rise as a Global Power -- 9. China’s Belt-Road Initiative: The Political Economy of Coordinated Coalitional Cooperation -- 10. Globalization and Populism -- 11. Brexit and the Future of the European Union -- 12. Same-sex Marriage in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: Ideologies, Spaces and Developments -- 13. Global Warming, Climate Change and the World Environmental Degradation -- 14. The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Development of Artificial Intelligence -- 15. How Realistic is a Sustainable World? -- 16. Cryptocurrencies: The Future of Finance? -- 17. The Role of Bitcoin in the Monetary System: Its Development and the Possible Future

Globalization Asia-Politics and government Globalization. Emerging Markets/Globalization. Asian Politics.


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