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.
Rajah Rasiah and Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt
2. Industrialization in the Second-tier NIEs
3. The 1997 Economic Crisis, Reform and Southeast Asian Growth
4. Revisiting Shared Growth and Examining Horizontal Inequality
Anis Chowdhury and Iyanatul Islam
5. Industrial Relations and Labour Market Conditions
Rene Ofreneo and Peter Wad
6. Urban and Industrial Environmental Reform in Southeast Asia
David A. Sonnenfeld and Arthur P.J. Mol
7. Civil Society and Distributional Conflicts in Southeast Asia
Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt
8. Rationale for Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in Southeast Asia
Sanchita Basu Das and Aekapol Chongvilaivan