Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics
Author: Ian Coxhead
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2014-12-17
ISBN: 1317586050
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics offers new insights into the rapidly-developing economies of Southeast Asia. Despite widespread initial deprivation, Southeast Asia has achieved and sustained a remarkable rate of growth, in the course of which tens of millions have successfully escaped severe poverty. Though the economies of the region vary in many dimensions, integration into the wider East Asian network of production and trade is a notable common feature, one that continues a centuries-long history of engagement with global trade. A second striking feature is the pace and extent of transformation in the structure of production and in sources of household income in the region, which has undergone remarkably rapid industrialization and urban growth. However, the search for sustained and sustainable growth through and beyond middle-income continues to confront pressing economic and policy challenges. This Handbook offers a timely and comprehensive overview of Southeast Asian economic development. Organized according to the logic of chronological and thematic unity, it is structured in these sections: Growth and development over the long term Food, agriculture and natural resources Trade, investment and industrialization Population, labor, and human capital Poverty and political economy Twenty-first century challenges This original Handbook, written by experts in their fields, is unique in the breadth and depth of its coverage. Its forward-looking perspective renders it relevant both now and in the future. This advanced level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of Asian Studies, Economics and Southeast Asian studies.

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics
Author: Ian Coxhead
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2014-12-17
ISBN: 1317586042
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics offers new insights into the rapidly-developing economies of Southeast Asia. Despite widespread initial deprivation, Southeast Asia has achieved and sustained a remarkable rate of growth, in the course of which tens of millions have successfully escaped severe poverty. Though the economies of the region vary in many dimensions, integration into the wider East Asian network of production and trade is a notable common feature, one that continues a centuries-long history of engagement with global trade. A second striking feature is the pace and extent of transformation in the structure of production and in sources of household income in the region, which has undergone remarkably rapid industrialization and urban growth. However, the search for sustained and sustainable growth through and beyond middle-income continues to confront pressing economic and policy challenges. This Handbook offers a timely and comprehensive overview of Southeast Asian economic development. Organized according to the logic of chronological and thematic unity, it is structured in these sections: Growth and development over the long term Food, agriculture and natural resources Trade, investment and industrialization Population, labor, and human capital Poverty and political economy Twenty-first century challenges This original Handbook, written by experts in their fields, is unique in the breadth and depth of its coverage. Its forward-looking perspective renders it relevant both now and in the future. This advanced level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of Asian Studies, Economics and Southeast Asian studies.

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Development

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Development
Author: Andrew McGregor,Lisa Law,Fiona Miller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2017-11-06
ISBN: 1317535979
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Development Book Excerpt:

Southeast Asia is one of the most diverse regions in the world – hosting a wide range of languages, ethnicities, religions, economies, ecosystems and political systems. Amidst this diversity, however, has been a common desire to develop. This provides a uniting theme across landscapes of difference. This Handbook traces the uneven experiences that have accompanied development in Southeast Asia. The region is often considered to be a development success story; however, it is increasingly recognized that growth underpinning this development has been accompanied by patterns of inequality, violence, environmental degradation and cultural loss. In 30 chapters, written by established and emerging experts of the region, the Handbook examines development encounters through four thematic sections: • Approaching Southeast Asian development, • Institutions and economies of development, • People and development and • Environment and development. The authors draw from national or sub-national case studies to consider regional scale processes of development – tracing the uneven distribution of costs, risks and benefits. Core themes include the ongoing neoliberalization of development, issues of social and environmental justice and questions of agency and empowerment. This important reference work provides rich insights into the diverse impacts of current patterns of development and in doing so raises questions and challenges for realizing more equitable alternatives. It will be of value to students and scholars of Asian Studies, Development Studies, Human Geography, Political Ecology and Asian Politics.

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History
Author: Norman G. Owen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN: 1135018782
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History Book Excerpt:

The study of the history of Southeast Asia is still growing, evolving, deepening and changing as an academic field. Over the past few decades historians have added nuance to traditional topics such as Islam and nationalism, and created new ones, such as gender, globalization and the politics of memory. The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History looks at the major themes that have developed in the study of modern Southeast Asian history since the mid-18th century. Contributions by experts in the field are clustered under three major headings - Political History, Economic History, and Social and Cultural History – and chapters challenge the boundaries between topics and regions. Alongside the rise and fall of colonialism, topics include conflict in Southeast Asia, tropical ecology, capitalism and its discontents, the major religions of the region, gender, and ethnicity. The Handbook provides a stimulating introduction to the most important themes within the subject area, and is an invaluable reference work for any student and researcher on Southeast Asia and Asian and World history.

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization
Author: William Case
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 1317380053
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization Book Excerpt:

Southeast Asia, an economically dynamic and strategically vital region, seemed until recently to be transiting to more democratic politics. This progress has suddenly stalled or even gone into reverse, requiring that analysts seriously rethink their expectations and theorizing. The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization provides the first book-length account of the reasons for democracy’s declining fortunes in the region today. Combining theory and case studies, it is structured in four major sections: Stunted Trajectories and Unhelpful Milieus Wavering Social Forces Uncertain Institutions Country cases and democratic guises This interdisciplinary reference work addresses topics including the impact of belief systems, historical records, regional and global contexts, civil society, ethnicity, women, Islam, and social media. The performance of political institutions is also assessed, and the volume offers a series of in-depth case studies, evaluating the country records of particular democratic, hybrid, and authoritarian regimes from a democratization perspective. Bringing together nearly 30 key international experts in the field, this cutting-edge Handbook offers a comprehensive and fresh investigation into democracy in the region This timely survey will be essential reading for scholars and students of Democratization and Asian Politics, as well as policymakers concerned with democracy’s setbacks in Southeast Asia and the implications for the region’s citizens.

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Politics

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Politics
Author: Richard Robison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN: 1136579184
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Politics Book Excerpt:

This Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the major themes that have defined the politics of Southeast Asia. It provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge examination of this important subject. The introductory chapter provides an overview of the theoretical and ideological themes that have dominated the study of the region's politics and presents the different ways the complex politics of the region have been understood. The contributions by leading scholars in the field cover a range of broad questions about the dynamics of politics. The Handbook analyses how the dominant political and social coalitions of the region were forged in the Cold War era, and assesses the complex processes of transition towards various forms of democratic politics. How institutions and systems of governance are being forged in an increasingly global environment is discussed and whether civil society in Southeast Asia has really evolved as an independent sphere of social and political activity. The Handbook examines how national governments are dealing with growing tensions within the region as matters such as labour, human rights and the environment spill beyond national boundaries, and how they are establishing a place in the new global framework. By engaging the Southeast Asian experience more firmly with larger debates about modern political systems, the Handbook is an essential reference tool for students and scholars of Political Science and Southeast Asian studies.

Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism

Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism
Author: Mark Beeson,Richard Stubbs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN: 113663472X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism is a definitive introduction to, and analysis of, the development of regionalism in Asia, including coverage of East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The contributors engage in a comprehensive exploration of what is arguably the most dynamic and important region in the world. Significantly, this volume addresses the multiple manifestations of regionalism in Asia and is consequently organised thematically under the headings of: conceptualizing the region economic issues political issues strategic issues regional organizations As such, the Handbook presents some of the key elements of the competing interpretations of this important and highly contested topic, giving the reader a chance to evaluate not just where Asian regionalism is going but also how the scholarship on Asian regionalism is analysing these trends and events. This book will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars of Asian politics, international relations and regionalism.

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Thailand

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Thailand
Author: Pavin Chachavalpongpun
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2019-11-06
ISBN: 9781138558410
Category: Thailand
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Thailand Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Thailand is a timely survey and assessment of the state of contemporary Thailand. While Thailand has changed much in the past decades, this handbook proposes that many of its problems have remained intact or even persistent, particularly problems related to domestic politics. It underlines emerging issues at this critical juncture in the kingdom and focuses on the history, politics, economy, society, culture, religion and international relations of the country. A multidisciplinary approach, with chapters written by experts on Thailand, this handbook is divided into the following sections. History Political and economic landscape Social development International relations Designed for academics, students, libraries, policymakers and general readers in the field of Asian studies, political science, economics and sociology, this invaluable reference work provides an up-to-date account of Thailand and initiates new discussion for future research activities.

Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia

Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia
Author: Larissa Hjorth,Olivia Khoo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN: 1317684974
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia Book Excerpt:

While a decade ago much of the discussion of new media in Asia was couched in Occidental notions of Asia as a "default setting" for technology in the future, today we are seeing a much more complex picture of contesting new media practices and production. As "new media" becomes increasingly an everyday reality for young and old across Asia through smartphones and associated devices, boundaries between art, new media, and the everyday are transformed. This Handbook addresses the historical, social, cultural, political, philosophical, artistic and economic dimensions of the region’s new media. Through an interdisciplinary revision of both "new media" and "Asia" the contributors provide new insights into the complex and contesting terrains of both notions. The Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia will be the definitive publication for readers interested in comprehending all the various aspects of new media in Asia. It provides an authoritative, up-to-date, intellectually broad, conceptually cutting-edge guide to the important aspects of new media in the region — as the first point of consultation for researchers, advanced level undergraduate and postgraduate students in fields of new media and Asian studies.

Handbook on the Northeast and Southeast Asian Economies

Handbook on the Northeast and Southeast Asian Economies
Author: Anis Chowdhury,Iyanatul Islam
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on the Northeast and Southeast Asian Economies Book Excerpt:

This original Handbook on the Northeast and Southeast Asian Economies provides a broad overview of economic and social developments in the countries covered (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, North Korea, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Viet Nam). The analytical narratives on the economic transformation of these economies draw on existing literature, and highlight the interactions of socio-political factors. They examine the role of economic policies and the influence exerted by historical and political circumstances. Each chapter, written by leading country experts, begins with a brief discussion of the political history of the country and ends with a discussion of future prospects and challenges. The editors' introduction provides a comprehensive survey of the political economy of Northeast and Southeast Asian economic transformation with a particular emphasis on post-Asian crisis issues. The editors have ensured that this Handbook will be an invaluable reference work for many years to come for researchers, academics and students of Asian studies. Policymakers interested in learning more about the background and future opportunities and challenges posed by these economies will also find much to engage them.

Routledge Handbook of South Asian Economics

Routledge Handbook of South Asian Economics
Author: Raghbendra Jha
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN: 1136803882
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of South Asian Economics Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of South Asian Economics addresses the recent economic transformation in South Asia. Leading experts in the field look at the major economic achievements and challenges for the region and examine why economic development across the South Asia region has diverged so significantly since the early 1990s. Providing a cutting-edge review of the economies of South Asia, the Handbook analyzes key growth areas as well as key structural weaknesses and policy challenges facing these economies. Furthermore, it anticipates trends and suggests corrective measures for the South Asian economic region. Sections focus on issues of human development, such as inequality, poverty and quality of schooling, and monetary and fiscal issues, particularly in light of the ongoing global financial crisis. Further sections discuss issues relating to employment and infrastructure, and on the experience of the region with international trade and financial flows, and environmental challenges. Written by renowned and respected experts on South Asian economics, this Handbook will be an invaluable reference work for students and academics as well as policy makers interested in South Asian Studies, Economics and Development Studies.

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia
Author: Sara Hsu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN: 1351008188
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia Book Excerpt:

In the present global context, some countries still face many challenges to bringing about inclusive, efficient, and environmentally sustainable development. Simultaneously, the stakes of survival are rising, as climate change exacerbates both environmental and social ills. Asia as a region is particularly vulnerable, as it is densely populated and includes both developed and developing countries. The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia seeks to examine these issues in depth. Presenting a comprehensive literature review, as well as numerous case studies, this book examines sustainable development from economic and social perspectives, as well as from an environmental viewpoint. Divided into seven parts, the topics addressed include: Environmental challenges Energy dependence and transition Economic justice Social welfare Sustainable governance Providing comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of countries in the region, this handbook will be useful for students and scholars of sustainable development, environment and society, and Asian Studies in general.

Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia
Author: Shiping Hua
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN: 1317238737
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia is designed to serve as a comprehensive reference guide to politics in Asia. Covering East, South, Southeast, and Central Asia, this handbook brings together the work of leading international academics to cover the political histories, institutions, economies, and cultures of the region. Taking a comparative approach, it is divided into four parts, including: A thorough introduction to the politics of the four regions of Asia from the perspectives of democratization, foreign policy, political economy, and political culture. An examination of the "Big Three" of Asia – China, India, and Japan – focusing on issues including post-Mao reform, China’s new world outlook, Indian democracy, and Japanese foreign policy. A discussion of important contemporary issues, such as human rights, the politics of the internet, security, nationalism, and geopolitics. An analysis of the relationship between politics and certain theoretical ideas, such as Confucianism, Hinduism, socialist constitutionalism, and gender norms. As an invaluable and all-inclusive resource, this handbook will be useful for students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners of Asian politics and comparative politics.

Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia

Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia
Author: Rita Padawangi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN: 1134799772
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

The study of urbanization in Southeast Asia has been a growing field of research over the past decades. The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia offers a collection of the major streams and themes in the studies of the cities in the region. A focus on the urbanization process rather than the city as an object opens the topic more broadly to bring together different perspectives. This timely handbook presents these diverse views to build a clearer understanding of theoretical contributions of urban studies in Southeast Asia and to provide a complete collection of scholarly works that are thematically structured and a useful tool for teaching urbanization in Southeast Asia. Following the introduction by the editor, the handbook is structured along central, emerging themes. It contains six parts, which are each introduced by the editor: Theorizing Urbanization in Southeast Asia Migration, Networks and Identities Development and Discontents Environmental Governance The Social Production of the Urban Fabric Social Change and Alternative Development This handbook will be an essential reference work for scholars interested in Urban Studies, cities and urbanization in Asia, and Southeast Asian Studies.

Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics

Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics
Author: Teh-Kuang Chang,Angelin Chang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 1317404262
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics Book Excerpt:

Asia is a complex and diverse continent, which has seen the scope and pace of transformation increase rapidly over the past 30 years. In turn, the economic growth and social change seen in the region, combined with new global security profiles and environmental challenges, have contributed to placing Asia at the forefront of international affairs. This Handbook brings together leading scholars of different disciplines, including Politics and International Relations, Security Studies and Law, to provide a comprehensive analysis of both the prospects and problems which have emerged from Asia’s rise. Examining how developments across the continent have influenced global politics and how the region has responded to the international community in the modern era, the sections cover: Major actors in Asian politics, especially China, Japan and India, International relations in Asia and intra-Asian tensions Special issues of world politics in Asia including modern conflicts in and attitudes towards the Middle East The Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics will be useful to students and scholars of Global Politics, International Relations and Asian Studies.

Asian Transformations

Asian Transformations
Author: Deepak Nayyar
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2019
ISBN: 019884493X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Transformations Book Excerpt:

Including in-depth contributions by eminent economists and social scientists, Asian Transformations examines the phenomenal changes transforming economies in this continent and shifting the balance of economic power in the world, while reflecting on the future prospects in Asia over the next twenty-five years.

Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia

Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia
Author: Philip Hirsch
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1315474883
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

The environment is one of the defining issues of our times, and it is closely linked to questions and dilemmas surrounding economic development. Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most economically and demographically dynamic regions, and it is also one in which a host of environmental issues raise themselves. The Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia is a collection of 30 chapters dealing with the most significant scholarly debates in this rapidly growing field of study. Structured in four main parts, it gives a comprehensive regional overview of, and insight into, the environment in Southeast Asia. Wide-ranging and balanced, this handbook promotes scholarly understanding of how environmental issues are dealt with from diverse theoretical perspectives. It offers a detailed empirical understanding of the myriad environmental problems and challenges faced in Southeast Asia. This is the first publication of its kind in this field; a helpful companion for a global audience and for scholars of Southeast Asian studies from a variety of disciplines.

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam
Author: Jonathan D. London
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2022-12-31
ISBN: 9781138792258
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam Book Excerpt:

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia's most dynamic but least understood countries, and interest in the country has surged in recent years. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam is a comprehensive resource that looks at the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of Vietnam today. Following an introduction that highlights major changes that have unfolded in the country in the last two decades, the book is divided into 4 thematic parts: Domestic Politics Economy Social institutions and social change Culture and social change In the political field, chapters address key developments in Vietnam's mainline political institutions, from the Communist Party and the country's formally-representative system of councils and assemblies, to the role of the military and public security. It also looks at the rise of political competition that has unfolded in the country. In the economic section, the Handbook probes the development and transformation of Vietnam's economic institutions and its implications with respect to patterns of economic growth, industrialization and agrarian change. Parts 3 and 4 discuss the profound changes that Vietnam has experienced across all major social fields, including the education, health and legal sectors, the mass media, family life, gender and ethnic relations, and key media and artistic fields. Written by an international team of scholars, the Handbook provides a cutting edge analysis on Vietnam's rapidly-changing engagement with the world. It is an invaluable interdisciplinary reference book of interest to students and academics of Southeast Asian Studies, as well as policymakers, analysts and anyone wishing to learn more about contemporary Vietnam.

Routledge Handbook of Asian Migrations

Routledge Handbook of Asian Migrations
Author: Gracia Liu-Farrer,Brenda S.A. Yeoh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN: 1317337247
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Asian Migrations Book Excerpt:

Housing more than half of the global population, Asia is a region characterised by increasingly diverse forms of migration and mobility. Offering a wide-ranging overview of the field of Asian migrations, this new handbook therefore seeks to examine and evaluate the flows of movement within Asia, as well as into and out of the continent. Through in-depth analysis of both empirical and theoretical developments in the field, it includes key examples and trends such as British colonialism, Chinese diaspora, labour migration, the movement of women, and recent student migration. Organised into thematic parts, the topics cover: The historical context to migration in Asia Modern Asian migration pathways and characteristics The reconceptualising of migration through Asian experiences Contemporary challenges and controversies in Asian migration practice and policy Contributing to the retheorising of the subject area of international migration from non-western experience, the Routledge Handbook of Asian Migrations will be useful to students and scholars of migration, Asian development and Asian Studies in general.

Asian Economic Integration Monitor

Asian Economic Integration Monitor
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publsiher: Asian Development Bank
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 9292543091
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Economic Integration Monitor Book Excerpt:

The Asian Economic Integration Monitor is a semiannual review of Asia's regional economic cooperation and integration. It covers the 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank. This issue includes two theme chapters: i) Toward an ASEAN Economic Community---and Beyond; and ii) World Trade Facilitation Negotiations---Asian Perspectives.