Southeast Asia: Diversity and Development
Thomas R. Leinbach, Richard UlackISBN: 0138251266;
This comprehensive survey of Southeast Asia addresses the specific problems related to the uneven economic development of the region versus the rest of the world and within the context of the geography, history, culture, society, and economics of that region. While the emphasis is on the present, it examines the past as a means of understanding current patterns. Addressing the latest issues and developments relating to Southeast Asia, this book also presents the indigenous culture, external forces, population and settlement characteristics, and economic patterns of the region. The book covers a wide range of settings and conditions, from the chaos and isolation of the politics in Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia to the economic development in Singapore. It also presents the inequality and poverty in nations where economic progress has been recorded. An essential resource for anyone doing business in Southeast Asia, or traveling to the region.
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