China Down: The Weight of the Past on China’s Struggle for Development

By Richard Westra, Dr. Richard Westra historically contextualises China’s 21st century meteoric growth in terms of its post World War II socialist development and the particular modalities of the post 1978 market reform process. It is argued that no state can free itself from generalised patterns of global accumulation as these have shaped the world … More China Down: The Weight of the Past on China’s Struggle for Development

New Book: India, Modernity and the Great Divergence

From BRILL. By Kaveh Yazdani, India, Modernity and the Great Divergence is an original and pioneering book about India’s transition towards modernity and the rise of the West. The work examines global entanglements alongside the internal dynamics of 17th to 19th century Mysore and Gujarat in comparison to other regions of Afro-Eurasia. It is an … More New Book: India, Modernity and the Great Divergence