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Asian Drivers

Research Community

The research community needs to respond in a number of ways to the enormous challenge posed by the rise of China and India. This requires:

  • New theoretical paradigms to explain the rise of the Asian Driver economies and their impact on global systems

  • Unravelling complementary and competitive, and direct and indirect impacts

  • Undertaking primary research and to integrating this with meso- and macro analyses

  • Working in interdisciplinary frameworks.

Because of the complexity of this agenda, it is necessary to:

  • Work with policy-makers to ensure the timely application of research results

  • Work collaboratively in networks, both within and across national borders

  • Ensure that analyses of global trends are disseminated to national-level researchers

  • Help in the building of research capabilities where competences are uneven.