Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Far East 1971

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.



Economic growth and social justice

The realization of the broad spectrum of objectives set out in the United Nations Second Development Decade strategy will give rise to many intricate problems. Apart from a series of recommendations related to international trade and aid, the United Nations proclamation does not offer much advice on how to realize all the development and social justice goals, but seems to assume that these goals are to some extent complementary. Since the professional literature on the subject, by and large, tends to take the opposite view, this chapter will concentrate on the possible conflict between development and social justice goals, and its resolution. The discussion is at a relatively abstract level although illustrated by concrete examples. Nevertheless, the chapter concludes with some concrete suggestions on possible strategies to be adopted for the realization of development and social justice in this region.


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