Japan SPOTLIGHT November/December 2012 issue
COVER STORY: "Social Equity" - A Global Issue for Sustainable Growth
"Social equity" - a kind of "inclusive growth" aimed at achieving consistency between growth and equality - has today become a crucial issue in economic policy all over the world, while in the Middle East the "Arab Spring", which started a couple of years ago, offers hope that burgeoning democracy there may lead to the pursuit of greater equality among the region's people.
A distinguished scholar of the Middle East, Associate Prof. Satoshi Ikeuchi of the University of Tokyo, has contributed a long article based on his comprehensive analysis of the present and future of Arabic countries which are still undergoing a possible transition towards a democratic society. We highlight his article as a Special Analysis in our cover story.
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