This book introduces the ten-nation region of Southeast Asia, taking into consideration its diversity, differential development, socio-economic and political changes. Countries included are Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Physical, political, cultural, economic and planological aspects are covered. This volume represents an up-to-date introduction to this most dynamic region in world development. The multi-disciplinary text is easily readable and does not require prior knowledge of Southeast Asia.
Audience: This book is of use and interest to scientists, researchers and practitioners in planning, physical, human, economic, cultural and political geography, as well as policy sciences.
'This book is a multi-disciplinary text and contains the most up[dated information for the region of Southeast Asia. It is of great use and importance to social scientists, researchers and practitioners in planning, physical, human, economic, cultural, political geography as well as policy analysts. ... highly recommended for libraries and for reference.' Bulletin of Asian Geography, 22:1 (1997)
An Introductory Framework: Southeast Asia; A.K. Dutt. 1. The Changing Political Geography of Southeast Asia; P.P. Karan, W.A. Bladen. 2. The Physical Environment; A.G. Noble. 3. Cultural Heritage of a Diverse Region; D.R. Sardesai. 4. The Agro-Economic Setting; A. Hussey. 5. Urbanization in Southeast Asia; A.K. Dutt, Naghun Song. 6. National Economic Planning Since the 1980s; A.K. Dutt, A. Mukhopadhyay, A.G. Humphreys. 7. Indonesia: Insular Contrasts of the Java Core with Outer Islands; J.L. Cobban. 8. Myanmar: Promise Unfulfilled; R.E. Huke. 9. The Physical Setting of Indochina & Core Areas of Vietnam; A.K. Dutt. 10. Cambodia and Evolution of Core Areas; A.K. Dutt. 11. Laos and Core Areas in the Upper Mekong Valley; A.K. Dutt. 12. Thailand: Geographical Analysis; A.K. Dutt, A. Mukhopadhyay. 13. Philippines; A. Cutshall, A. Parai. 14. Malaysia: Managing the Environment in a Rapidly Developing Society; M. Moss. 15. Singapore: A Multi-Ethnic City-State; A.K. Dutt, A. Parai. 16. Brunei: A Country with Surplus Balance of Payments; A.K. Dutt. 17. Perspectives on Southeast Asia; A.K. Dutt.
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