Subject: Development studies

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Institutions, Livelihoods and the Environment: Change and Response in Mainland Southeast Asia

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Compiled by Andrea Straub (Introduction by Per Ronnås) 2001 Despite the recent economic crisis, Mainland Southeast Asia continues to experience increasing economic integration of previously isolated rural hinterlands, especially in the upland areas of LAO PDR, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Yunnan in China, where demographic pressure together with the development of infrastructure and increased market-orientation […]

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Reaching for the Dream: Challenges of Sustainable Development in Vietnam

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Melanie Beresford & Angie Ngoc Tran (eds) 2004 Transition economies allow the study of fundamental questions about the nature of markets. How do they arise and do they necessarily follow the same modus operandi as markets in other countries? How does the state influence the development of markets? How does the opening of the economy […]

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Money and Power in Provincial Thailand

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Ruth McVey (ed) 2000 Most studies of Southeast Asian economic change have focused on growth in a few big cities with studies of the countryside tending to concern themselves with the social and environmental impact of metropolitan growth. Very few analysts have looked at the middle distance between metropolis and countryside. This is the horizon […]

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Atlas of Laos: Spatial Dimensions of the Economic and Social Development of the Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Bounthavy Sisouphanthong & Christian Taillard 2000 This atlas of Laos is the first of its kind to appear in English. Based on statistics gathered in the late 1990s, the atlas gives a snapshot of Laos’s evolution in the 20 years since the founding of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. But the greatest contribution made by […]

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Atlas of Laos: Spatial Dimensions of the Economic and Social Development of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

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Bounthavy Sisouphanthong & Christian Taillard 2000 This atlas of Laos is the first of its kind to appear in English. Based on statistics gathered in the late 1990s, the atlas gives a snapshot of Laos’s evolution in the 20 years since the founding of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. But the greatest contribution made by […]

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Harvesting Development: The Construction of Fresh Food Markets in Papua New Guinea

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**Karl Benediktsson*’ 2002 This book addresses the global–local tension evident in much work on development issues, through the example of fresh food markets in Papua New Guinea. A key feature is the author’s skilful and inventive interweaving of theoretical constructs with a detailed ethnography of marketing networks, at the rural village and the urban market-place, […]

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Entrepreneurship in Vietnam: Transformation and Dynamics

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Per Ronnås & Bhargavi Ramamurthy (eds) 2000 The private small-scale manufacturing sector has emerged as a key actor in the development of the Vietnamese economy since the launching of market-oriented reforms (doi moi) in the late 1980s. Yet little has been known about the nature and dynamics of this sector during this crucial period. The […]

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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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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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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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