Book launch seminar at CBS on Globalization and Economic Nationalism and Asia
The Asia Research Centre at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) organised a public launch of ”Globalization and Economic Nationalism and Asia”, a new book edited by Professor Anthony D'Costa (photo to the left) at the Asia Research Centre within CBS. The event took place on 11 September 2012, 15.00 – 18.00, at the ARC premises on Porcelænshaven in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. SASNET’s deputy director Lars Eklund participated in the seminar.
The book launch event included speeches by Prof. Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard, Director of the Asia Research Centre at CBS; Prof. Rory Miller, University of Liverpool and coeditor of Journal of Latin American Studies; and Associate Professor Jørgen Pedersen, Aarhus University. Dr. Dige Pedersen (photo to the right) talked about ”India: Economic Nationalism as a Road to Growth and Development?”.
The book in focus aims at challenging the popular view that with globalization either the role of the state becomes redundant or that states are unable to purposefully intervene in the economy. The argument goes that since most states pursue national interests, which largely include economic development, they work with national business and often intervene on their behalf to create internationally competitive industries. Contributors from Asia and elsewhere present wide-ranging arguments and demonstrate that states in Asia are active in shaping trade, investment, technological, industrial, and financial outcomes. Countries covered include India, China, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, and the East Asian region as a whole.