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Economic, Socio-Political, Ethno-Confessional Problems of Asian and African Countries Economic, Socio-Political, Ethno-Confessional Problems of Asian and African Countries
Economic, Socio-Political, Ethno-Confessional Problems of Asian and African Countries Economic, Socio-Political, Ethno-Confessional Problems of Asian and African Countries

Economic, Socio-Political, Ethno-Confessional Problems of Asian and African Countries

Editor: Olga Bibikova, Nina Tsvetkova

Institut vostokovedeniya RAN

Moskva, 2015, 312 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89282-666-2

A collection of articles having interdisciplinary character deals with economic, socio-political, ethno-confessional problems of Asian and African Countries. In the first section “Economic problems” analysis is given of such problems as scientific and technical progress influence on Asian agriculture, growth of ICT goods exports from Asian countries and shifts in the international division of labor, offshorization of BRICS’ economies, transformation of China economy from world factory into knowledge economy, economic modernization of Brunei and its new development strategy, China economic relations with African countries.
The articles of the second section “Socio-political and social problems” deal with such issues as socio-political consequences of the first Arab-Israeli war (1948–1949), social and economic situation in Libya after M. Kaddafi toppling. The evolution of cities in the context of historic progress is depicted, problems of youth of Japan and South Korea: such categories as hikikomori, NEET (Not in education, employment or training) are considered.

The section “Ethno-confessional problems” today includes articles on problems of interrelationship between various ethnos and confessions inhabiting the same state. One of the main problems is international migration: the situation of immigrants in Europe, their interaction with host countries society. The objects of analysis are also Kurds in Turkey, Shiites in Iraq, the Antiochian Orthodox Church and the situation of orthodox Christians in the Middle East, activities of secular opposition in Tunisia, and the Sufi Chishtiya Order in India. The are also materials dealing with interconfessional relations in Russia: the religious situation in Karachay-Cherkessia, and the situation of immigrants from the Central Asia in Moscow.

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