1st Edition

The Southeast Asia Handbook

Edited By Patrick Heenan, Monique Lamontagne Copyright 2001

    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.

    Editors' Note Map: National Frontiers and Capital Cities in Southeast Asia History and Context Entrepot of Trade: Southeast Asia until the 1870s Stephen Dobbs Imperial Frameworks: Southeast Asia from 1870 to 1957 Adrian Vickers World Economics: Southeast Asia since the 1950s John Minns Nation States Thailand Michael Kelly Connors Malaysia Fiona Yap Singapore Michael Haas Brunei Geoffrey C. Gunn The Philippines Raul Pertierra Indonesia William Case East Timor Damien Kingsbury Vietnam Athar Hussain Cambodia Sue Downie Laos Gerald W Fry and ManynoochVitnoi Faming Burma Clark D. Neher Facing the New Century Nation-building, Ethnicity, and Politics David Martin Jones and Kirsten E. Schulze Environment, Resources, and Hazards Greg Bankoff Agriculture John Minns Financial Services and the Asian Crisis Yoichiro Sato Relations with the Wider World Relations with Northeast Asia Stephen Hoadley Worlds in Collision: Southeast Asia and the West Mark Beeson Appendices Chronology Glossary Personalities Political and Economic Institutions Ethnic Groups Bibliography Index


    Patrick Heenan, Monique Lamontagne

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