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Challenging Southeast Asian Development : The Shadows of Success (Hardcover) (Jonathan Rigg)

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Over the course of the last half century, the growth economies of Southeast Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – have transformed themselves into middle income countries. This book looks at how the very success of these economies has bred new challenges, novel problems, and fresh tensions, including the fact that particular individuals, sectors and regions have been marginalised by these processes.

Contributing to discussions of policy implications, the book melds endogenous and exogenous approaches to thinking about development paths, re-frames Asia’s model(s) of growth and draws out the social, environmental, political and economic side-effects that have arisen from growth. An interesting analysis of the problems that come alongside development’s achievements, this book is an important contribution to Southeast Asian Studies, Development Studies and Environmental Studies.

Over the course of the last half century, the growth economies of Southeast Asia ? Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam ? have transformed themselves into middle income countries. This book looks at how the very success of these economies has bred new challenges, novel problems, and fresh tensions, while hang-overs from years of underdevelopment also sometimes remain to be resolved.

These challenges, problems and tensions range from seemingly intractable pockets of poverty to failures of government and governance, questions over the future sustainability of growth, new issues connected with emerging social maladies, environmental degradation and a declining quality of life. The book contributes to discussions of policy implications by developing a conceptual framing of ?growth with decline?, melding endogenous and exogenous approaches to thinking about development paths. It then goes on to re-frame Asia?s model(s) of growth, drawing out the problematic associations that are often overlooked. Presenting an interesting analysis on the problems of development, this book is an important contribution to Southeast Asian Studies, Development Studies and Environmental Studies.

Number of Pages: 253
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Poverty
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Jonathan Rigg
Language: English
Street Date: August 21, 2015
TCIN: 21403441
UPC: 9780415711579
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-5024

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