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21. Beating global poverty?
... safety nets, which means that there is insufficient government assistance for the nation's poor.  A big difference with the US is that Japan has a weaker tradition of charitable and civil society organizations ...
... complexity of its society. Pressures for a transition to a more pluralist system will only grow.  It is unclear how this will play out.  Internal conflicts and refugees could always spill over borders. ...
23. Will China overtake the US?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Washington.  The US still has a strong lead thanks to its very open society, world's best post-graduate education system, risk-taking and innovation oriented culture, and military which can develop technologies ...
24. An Indo-Pacific Strategy for Australia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... Australia champions and whose media is very ill-informed.  Australia is no longer the Anglo-Saxon outpost that many Indians still imagine, but a hybrid society with one-quarter of its population being ...
25. Youth and development in Asia
... how economic models that lead to high unemployment, growing inequality, and lack of opportunity, and which don't involve youth in society's decision-making processes are both socially unsustainable and ...
26. Gender equality and development
... as varied as Brazil, Nepa, Pakistan and Senegal. Gender equality can help society more broadly through more representative decision-making.  Empowering women as economic, political and social actors ...
27. Japan's triple crisis -- one year on?
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
A crisis presents a good opportunity to do all those many things that you should have done a long time ago.  Indeed, following Japan's triple crisis of 11 March 2011, Japanese government and society could ...
Poor countries typically have a tiny rich elite, large impoverished masses, and a very small "middle class".  When development succeeds, society's middle class expands as poor people escape poverty, and ...
29. Is China's economy in the balance?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... disparities in access to social services and opportunities have exacerbated inequalities, the rapidly increasing living standards among the poorest of society compare favorably with other middle- and low-income ...
... aboriginal population is basically unchanged, and very few of them are now full blooded. Elsewhere today, Japan is greatly criticized for its closed society and strict controls on migration. Reflecting ...
31. Measuring up Asia's economy
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Asian Century remain very much a mixed bag, with immense diversity in the state of the different economies and the progress they have made.  In future articles, we will look at Asia's society and Asia's ...
32. Some Australia Day thought leadership
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... speak of “white devils”. Teo is also concerned by the increasing incidents of rage in our society.  While Aussies might still be hard working, unaffected, genuine, affable, relaxed, egalitarian, irreverent ...
33. China's intellectual repression
...  Thanks to the Internet, "God's gift to the Chinese people", he developed a career as a freelance commentator on Chinese society and culture, publishing both overseas and within China.  He was imprisoned ...
34. IMF and Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... policies is necessary, and protecting the most vulnerable parts of society is also necessary.  Many Asian observers would say that this is a case of one set of rules for the West, and another set for the ...
35. Bribery and corruption in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... and sophisticated, their populations insist on better governance.  Japan's anti-bribery problems are symptomatic of a country whose governance and society have not really modernized sufficiently in tandem ...
36. China's elites and development
... China's elite now finds itself threatened by the consequences of its own success, as its more complex and diverse society demands greater freedom.  Today, political and social repression are now on the ...
37. Innovating out of crisis
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... society, preconditions for take-off, take-off, drive to maturity, and the age of mass consumption. Michael Porter has provided a modern rendition of this by identifying three stages of development, that ...
38. Questions on Japan
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... weaknesses?   Japan has many assets.  It is a very cohesive society with strong values and ethics.  This was immediately evident following the triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power ...
39. Global education in Japan
... talk of the existence of a global society and global citizens.  The growing person-to-person contacts associated with economic globalization are one factor driving this.  But there are many other factors ...
40. Dalai Lama and globalization
... at the human system.       The Dalai Lama supports Chinese President HU Jintao's concept of a harmonious society.  But China's policies towards Tibet are not promoting a harmonious society. The Dalai ...
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