Subject: Development; Economics

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The UP Saga

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Susan M. Martin 2003 Histories of the plantations sector in Malaysia have largely focused on the rubber industry and on the rise and fall of big British-owned colonial enterprises. But since independence, the sector has entered a new phase of spectacular growth founded on the oil palm. This volume offers a radically different history of […]

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State Growth and Social Exclusion in Tibet: Challenges of Recent Economic Growth

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Andrew Martin Fischer 2005 The most pressing economic challenges facing the Tibetan areas of western China relate to the marginalization of the majority of Tibetans from rapid state-led growth. The urban-rural divide plays an impor-tant role in this polarized dynamic but alone only partially explains differences with other Chinese regions, all of which generally exhibit […]

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The Thaksinization of Thailand

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Duncan McCargo & Ukrist Pathmanand 2011 The 1997 economic crisis ended two decades of pluralism in Thai politics and helped create the conditions for the landslide election victory in January 2001 of Thaksin Shinawatra, a fabulously wealthy telecommunications magnate often compared with Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi. Prime minister Thaksin has since exercised an extra-ordinary degree […]

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Nature and Nation: Forests and Development in Peninsular Malaysia

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Jeyamalar Kathirithamby-Wells 2005 This book explores the relations between people and forests in Peninsular Malaysia where the planet’s richest terrestrial eco-system met head-on with the fastest pace of economic transformation experienced in the tropical world. It engages the interplay of history, culture, science, economics and politics to provide a holistic interpretation of the continuing relevance […]

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Beyond Chinatown: New Chinese Migration and the Global Expansion of China

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Mette Thunø (ed) 2007 Chinese migration has changed fundamentally in recent years. It no longer has the exceptional and ambivalent nature of earlier times when virtual slaves dreamed of returning home as rich men to China but instead settled in Chinatowns across the globe. An important factor is that China has changed, transformed by decades […]

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Childbirth and Tradition in Northeast Thailand: Forty Years of Development and Cultural Change

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Anders Poulsen 2006 This beautifully illustrated volume offers a rare study of Isan-Thai customs and belief associated with pregnancy and birth and how they have changed over almost half a century. Using a psychological and socio-therapeutic framework, Anders Poulsen discusses the function of various birth rites while giving an unmatched description of all traditions specifically […]

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Democracy and National Identity in Thailand:

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Michael Kelly Connors 2006 This revised and updated paperback edition of the widely praised Democracy and National Identity in Thailand provides readers with a fascinating discussion of how debates about democracy and national identity in Thailand have evolved from the period of counter-insurgency in the 1960s to the current period. Focusing on state- and civil […]

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Land and Longhouse: Agrarian Transformation in the Uplands of Sarawak

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R.A. Cramb 2007 This book examines the role of community, market and state in the historic transformation of upland livelihoods in Southeast Asia. Focusing on the Saribas Iban of Sarawak, the book combines in-depth, generation-long village case studies with an account of changes in land use and tenure at the regional level spanning a century […]

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Burma and Japan Since 1940: From ‘Co-Prosperity’ to ‘Quiet Dialogue’

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Donald M. Seekins 2007 Modern Myanmar/Burma is very much a creation of World War II, when the British colony was occupied by the Japanese, and its immediate aftermath. These years saw the rise of Aung San and his assassination, as well as the establishment of military forces by the Japanese (subsequently evolving into today’s ruling […]

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Fiery Dragons: Banks, Moneylenders and Microfinance in Burma

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Sean Turnell 2009 This book tells the story of Burma’s financial system – of its banks, moneylenders and ‘microfinanciers’ – from colonial times to the present day. It argues that Burma’s financial system matters, and that the careful study of this system can tell us something more general about Burma – not least about how […]

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