The New Political Economy of Southeast Asia
Rajah Rasiah and Johannes Dragbaeks Schmidt (eds) (2010) The New Political Economy of Southeast Asia, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Posted: 27 Jun 2013
Date Written: 2010
This well-researched book examines the dramatic transformation of Southeast Asian countries from agricultural and mining economies to industrial nations. In doing so, it explores the effects of development policy on a number of interdisciplinary issues, and the emergence of new social and political pressures created by industrialization. These include their heightened vulnerability to complex economic crises, their use of sophisticated instruments in the labour process and increased awareness of environmental issues. The distinguished authors present a regional and cross-border focus on transnational actors and institutions, and the policy issues and problems which have a wider impact on spatial configurations in the region. This insightful study will appeal to researchers, academics and policymakers working on the economics and development of Southeast Asia.
Keywords: Political Economy, Development, Southeast Asia
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