The Southeast Asia Handbook / Edition 1

The Southeast Asia Handbook / Edition 1

by Patrick Heenan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1884964974

ISBN-13: 9781884964978

Pub. Date: 04/01/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Regional Handbooks of Economic Development series provides accessible overviews of countries within their larger domestic and international contexts, focusing on the relations among regions as they meet the challenges of the twenty first century.

The series allows the non-specialist student to explore a wide range of complex factors-social and

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Overview

The Regional Handbooks of Economic Development series provides accessible overviews of countries within their larger domestic and international contexts, focusing on the relations among regions as they meet the challenges of the twenty first century.

The series allows the non-specialist student to explore a wide range of complex factors-social and political as well as economic-that affect the growth of developing regions in Asia, Europe, and South America. Each Handbook provides an overview chapter discussing the region's economic conditions within an historical and political context, as well as 20 or more chapter-length essays written by recognized experts, which analyze the key issues affecting a region's economy: its population, natural resources, foreign trade, labor problems, and economic inequalities, and other vital factors.

In addition, the volumes offer useful support materials, including a series of appendices that include a detailed chronology of events in the region, a glossary of terms, biographical entries on key personalities, an annotated bibliography of further reading, and a comprehensive analytical index.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884964978
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Regional Handbooks of Economic Development Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Note
Map: National Frontiers and Capital Cities in Southeast Asia
1Entrepot of Trade: Southeast Asia until the 1870s3
2Imperial Frameworks: Southeast Asia from 1870 to 195712
3World Economies: Southeast Asia since the 1950s24
4Thailand41
5Malaysia56
6Singapore67
7Brunei78
8The Philippines87
9Indonesia97
10East Timor110
11Vietnam121
12Cambodia132
13Laos145
14Burma157
15Nation-building, Ethnicity, and Politics167
16Environment, Resources, and Hazards179
17Agriculture193
18Financial Services and the Asian Crisis207
19Relations with Northeast Asia219
20Worlds in Collision: Southeast Asia and the West231
Chronology243
Glossary285
Personalities287
Political and Economic Institutions301
Ethnic Groups306
Bibliography317
Index323

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