South East Asia in the World-Economy: A Regional Geography by Chris Dixon, C. J. Dixon | | 9780521312370 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
South East Asia in the World-Economy: A Regional Geography

South East Asia in the World-Economy: A Regional Geography

by Chris Dixon, C. J. Dixon
     
 

ISBN-10: 052131237X

ISBN-13: 9780521312370

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first textbook survey of the pivotal position occupied by Southeast Asia in both the wider Asian and international economy. Professor Chris Dixon demonstrates how Southeast Asia's role has undergone frequent and profound change as a result of the successive emergence and dominance of mercantile, industrial and finance capital. He shows how the region

Overview

This is the first textbook survey of the pivotal position occupied by Southeast Asia in both the wider Asian and international economy. Professor Chris Dixon demonstrates how Southeast Asia's role has undergone frequent and profound change as a result of the successive emergence and dominance of mercantile, industrial and finance capital. He shows how the region has developed as a supplier of luxury products, such as spices; as a producer of bulk primary products; and how, since the 1960s, it has become a major recipient of investment and a favored location for labor-intensive manufacturing operations. The author examines how this progressive integration of South East Asia in the world economy has established the dominance of a small number of core areas and, in a concluding chapter, he explores the way in which the restructuring of the world economy in the 1980s has opened Southeast Asia to a new cycle of capitalist penetration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521312370
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Geography of the World-Economy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of amps; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Sources and place names; List of abbreviations; 1. Contemporary South East Asia in the world-economy; 2. Pre-colonial South East Asia; 3. Western penetration: from trade to colonial annexation; 4. Uneven development: the establishment of capitalist production; 5. Development strategies and the international economy; 6. South East Asia in the late twentieth century: problems and perspectives; Notes; References; Index.

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