International Divisions of Labour and Regional Development

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  • Author :R.P. Misra
  • Year of Publication :1989
  • ISBN: :9788170222477
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XII, 538
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Developmental Studies, International Studies

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About the Book :

While the Potsdam Declaration of 1945 aimed at the demilitarization, democratization and decentralization of Japan, the occupation authorities under Gen. Mac Arthur effected a large number of sweeping changes in almost all areas of Japanese national life. Although the Japanese progressive groups hailed the GIs as liberators, the conservative government, which saw these reforms as alien to the national character, was ever trying to thwart them. This book centre around the several U.S. attempts between 1947-49 at a peace treaty with Japan against the backdrop of super power rivalry in the Pacific region and presents the views of political leaders in the opposition and the government in Japan and those of other countries as well as the views of Japanese intellectuals. Already in use as material for courses on Japanese foreign policy in the Karnataka and Gulabarga universities, this book could be gainfully adopted by students of international relations, are studies, Japanese history, government and foreign policy and as support material for the study of super power diplomacy in East Asia.

About Author :

R.P. Misra, Born in 1930, Prof. Misra did his BA (1952) and MA (1954) at the University of Allahabad, and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., USA in 1964. Author of 15 books and editor of over 30 volumes on Gandhian thought, local and regional planning, environment, and human development, Prof. Misra specializes in economic geography, urban and regional planning, sustainable development, Gandhian studies and peace research. After joining the University of Mysore, Department of Geography in 1965 as its head, he launched an interdisciplinary Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in 1968 and took over as its founder Director (1968-79).
He made a name in the field of Geography and local and regional planning both in India and abroad and was invited as Vice-Director of the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan (1979-83). Earlier, he was consultant/advisor at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, (UNRISD), Geneva, and UNDP, Teheran, Iran. Prof. Misra was Vice-Chancellor of Allahabad University (1984-87) and Professor of Regional Planning at Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University (1987-95). He was honoured with prestigious Bhoogol Ratna award by the Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation, India.