Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

Series Editors: John Connell, Lily Kong, John P. Lea

The Pacific Rim is the world's most dynamic region. The rate of political, social, economic and cultural change is considerable. This series focuses on the issues of environmental change, urban transformation, culture and local and regional restructuring. It incorporates the best of contemporary research to provide a range of volumes that examine the key developments taking place in the region.

  • Development and Large-scale mining in the Asia-Pacific

    Unearthing Development

    By Glenn Banks

    Large-scale mining is one of the most controversial contemporary development enterprises in the Asia-Pacific. Despite a number of high-profile social, environmental and human rights controversies connected with the mining industry, it continues to be an integral part of the economies and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
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  • Landscapes of Globalization

    Human Geographies of Economic Change in the Philippines

    By Philip F. Kelly

    In this critical and sophisticated analysis, Philip F. Kelly challenges the conventional definition of globalization as an irresistible and inevitable force to which societies must succumb. By tracing the consequences of global economic integration in the Philippines, he argues that global…

    Paperback – 2015-04-06
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  • Neoliberal Governance and International Medical Travel in Malaysia

    By Meghann Ormond

    International medical travel (IMT), people crossing national borders in the pursuit of healthcare, has become a growing phenomenon. With many of the countries currently being promoted as IMT destinations located in the ‘developing’ world, IMT poses a significant challenge to popular assumptions…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
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  • Cambodia's Neoliberal Order

    Violence, Authoritarianism, and the Contestation of Public Space

    By Simon Springer

    Neoliberal economics have emerged in the post-Cold War era as the predominant ideological tenet applied to the development of countries in the global south. For much of the global south, however, the promise that markets will bring increased standards of living and emancipation from tyranny has…

    Paperback – 2012-04-15
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  • Gated Communities in China

    Class, Privilege and the Moral Politics of the Good Life

    By Choon-Piew Pow

    Moving beyond conventional accounts of gated communities and housing segregation, this book interrogates the moral politics of urban place-making in China’s commodity housing enclaves. Drawing on fieldwork and survey conducted in Shanghai, Pow critically demonstrates how gated communities are bound…

    Paperback – 2012-02-20
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  • Urbanisation in the Island Pacific

    Towards Sustainable Development

    By John Connell, John Lea

    Managing rapid urban growth presents a significant challenge in the small independent countries of the Pacific Islands. Although they originated in colonial times, the towns and cities are now distinctively post-colonial, with economies, environments and social structures that reflect unique island…

    Paperback – 2011-12-12
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  • Environment, Development and Change in Rural Asia-Pacific

    Between Local and Global

    Edited by John Connell, Eric Waddell

    This volume examines the economic, political, social and environmental challenges facing rural communities in the Asia-Pacific region, as global issues intersect with local contexts. Such challenges, from climatic change and volcanic eruption to population growth and violent civil unrest, have…

    Paperback – 2011-11-15
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  • Sex Work in Southeast Asia

    The Place of Desire in a Time of AIDS

    By Lisa Law

    Southeast Asian sex workers are stereotypically understood as passive victims of the political economy, and submissive to western men. The advent of HIV/AIDS only compounds this image. Sex Work in Southeast Asia is a cultural critique of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes targetting sex tourism…

    Paperback – 2011-11-10
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  • Malaysia, Modernity and the Multimedia Super Corridor

    A Critical Geography of Intelligent Landscapes

    By Tim Bunnell

    Based on fieldwork in Malaysia, this book provides a critical examination of the country's main urban region. The study first provides a theoretical reworking of geographies of modernity and details the emergence of a globally-oriented, 'high-tech' stage of national development. The Multimedia…

    Hardback – 2004-03-24
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  • Made in the Philippines

    By James A. Tyner

    The Philippines is the world's largest exporter of temporary contract labor with a huge 800,000 workers a year being deployed on either six month or two year contracts. This labor migration is highly regulated by the government, private, and non-governmental/non-private organizations. Tyner argues…

    Hardback – 2003-12-17
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