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Promoting Economic Cooperation in South Asia: Beyond SAFTA

By: Sadiq Ahmed, Saman Kelegama, and Ejaz Ghani (eds)

Price: $20.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031071

ISBN: 8132103114

Condition: New


Promoting Economic Cooperation in South Asia: Beyond SAFTA examines the distinct development dichotomy that exists in South Asia and tries to find a workable solution to bridge this gap. In spite of rapid economic growth since 1980, there is extensive poverty and inequality in South Asia. This dichotomy has two faces: one is highly urbanized and well-linked to global markets and the other is rural, isolated from the global economy and growing very slowly. The large bulk of South Asia’s poor live in the latter environment. The book brings together perspectives from academics, the private sec... View more info

Development Under Stress: Sri Lankan Economy in Transition

By: Saman Kelegama

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028861

ISBN: 0761935363

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Sri Lanka is credited with being the pioneer of economic liberalisation in South Asia. Why, then, is economic progress painfully slow with the outcome being far below the country’s potential? This book examines the process of development and the implementation of reforms in Sri Lanka after the economic liberalisation of 1977. The author shows that while part of the story lies in the ongoing conflict in the North-East, which has lasted over 20 years, there are a number of other factors which have impeded economic progress, thereby, designating it development under stress The book describes ... View more info

Trade in Services in South Asia: Opportunities and Risks of Liberalization

By: Saman Kelegama (ed.)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028560

ISBN: 8178299372

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This collection of essays explores the opportunities and risks of the liberalization of trade in services in South Asia. It offers an overview of the entire region on market access and regulatory issues as defined by the GATS framework of the WTO and exposes areas for regional and bilateral liberalization. It provides policymakers and other stakeholders in the region with better comprehension of the problems pertaining to these, and consequently, shows them a clearer vision of how to overcome them. The compilation provides insight into the offensive and defensive interests in trade in service... View more info

South Asia in the WTO

By: Saman Kelegama (ed.)

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028561

ISBN: 0761936149

Condition: New


South Asia, with its large population, has emerged as an important player in the WTO and the current negotiations under the Doha Round. Nevertheless, the countries in the region face a formidable challenge in analyzing and synthesizing proposals and submissions made by other WTO members. Previous studies have looked at the subject from a WTO issues-based perspective but not necessarily from the country capacity perspective. In this book the contributors examine the position of each South Asian country in the multilateral trading system as defined by the WTO and highlight various concerns they... View more info