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This is the first textbook survey of the pivotal position occupied by Southeast Asia in both the wider Asian and international economy. Professor Chris Dixon demonstrates how Southeast Asia's role has undergone frequent and profound change as a result of the successive emergence and dominance of mercantile, industrial and finance capital. He shows how the region has developed as a supplier of luxury products, such as spices; as a producer of bulk primary products; and how, since the 1960s, it has become a major recipient of investment and a favored location for labor-intensive manufacturing operations. The author examines how this progressive integration of South East Asia in the world economy has established the dominance of a small number of core areas and, in a concluding chapter, he explores the way in which the restructuring of the world economy in the 1980s has opened Southeast Asia to a new cycle of capitalist penetration.
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"Dixon has selected a clear path and follows it masterfully. His vision of an organizational principle...is both laudable and assured." The Professional GeographerSee more reviews
"South East Asia in the World-Economy is a valuable historical synthesis which should be very useful for courses on Southeast Asia." Pacific Affairs
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- Date Published: April 2011
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511870859
- contains: 13 maps 53 tables
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Table of Contents
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1. Contemporary South East Asia in the world-economy
2. Pre-colonial South East Asia
3. Western penetration: from trade to colonial annexation
4. Uneven development: the establishment of capitalist production
5. Development strategies and the international economy
6. South East Asia in the late twentieth century: problems and perspectives
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