Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Development
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Southeast Asia is one of the most diverse regions in the world - hosting a wide range of languages, ethnicities, religions, economies, ecosystems, and political systems. Amidst this diversity however has been a common desire to develop. This provides a uniting theme across landscapes of difference. This Handbook traces the uneven experiences that have accompanied development in Southeast Asia. The region is often considered to be a development success story; however, it is increasingly recognized that growth underpinning this development has been accompanied by patterns of inequality, violence, environmental degradation, and cultural loss. In 30 chapters, written by established and emerging experts of the region, the Handbook examines development encounters through four thematic sections: * Approaching Southeast Asian Development * Institutions and Economies of Development * People and Development * Environment and Development. The authors draw from national or sub-national case studies to consider regional scale processes of development - tracing the uneven distribution of costs, risks and benefits. Core themes include the ongoing neoliberalisation of development, issues of social and environmental justice, and questions of agency and empowerment. This important reference work provides rich insights into the diverse impacts of current patterns of development and in doing so raises questions and challenges for realising more equitable alternatives. It will be of value to students and scholars of Asian Studies, Development Studies, Human Geography, Political Ecology, and Asian Politics.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 22 black & white illustrations, 34 black & white tables, 22 black & white line drawings
  • 1138848530
  • 9781138848535

About Andrew McGregor

Andrew McGregor is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University, Australia. He is a human geographer with interests in political ecology, critical development studies, and climate mitigation strategies in Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Australia. He is author of Southeast Asian Development (Routledge, 2008). Lisa Law is Associate Professor at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. She is an urban social geographer with interests in the politics of urban spaces in Southeast Asia and tropical Australia. She is currently Editor in Chief of Asia Pacific Viewpoint. Fiona Miller is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University, Australia. She is a human geographer with an interest in political ecology, social vulnerability, society-water relations and climate change adaptation in Vietnam, Cambodia and Australia. She is currently Southeast Asian editor of Asia Pacific Viewpoint.show more

Table of contents

PART 1 Approaching Southeast Asian Development 1 Approaching Southeast Asian development Andrew McGregor, Lisa Law and Fiona Miller 2 What is development in Southeast Asia and who benefits? Progress, power and prosperity Katharine McKinnon 3 Neoliberalism in Southeast Asia Simon Springer 4 Aggregate trends, particular stories: tracking and explaining evolving rural livelihoods in Southeast Asia Jonathan Rigg and Albert Salamanca 5 'Nature' embodied, transformed and eradicated in Southeast Asian development Victor Savage PART 2 Development Institutions and Economies in Southeast Asia Introduction Andrew McGregor, Lisa Law and Fiona Miller 6 Neoliberalism and multilateral development organisations in Southeast Asia Toby Carroll 7 The International Labour Organisation as a Development Actor in Southeast Asia Michele Ford, Michael Gillan and Htwe Htwe Thein 8 Justice processes and discourses of post-conflict reconciliation in Southeast Asia: the experiences of Cambodia and Timor-Leste Rachel Hughes 9 Civil society participation in the reformed ASEAN: Reconfiguring development Kelly Gerard 10 Industrial economies on the edge of Southeast Asian metropoles: from gated to resilient economies Delik Hudalah and Adiwan Aritenang 11 Community economies in Southeast Asia: a hidden economic geography Katherine Gibson, Ann Hill and Lisa Law 12 Implications of non-OECD aid in Southeast Asia: The Chinese example May Tan-Mullins 13 'Timeless charm'? Tourism and development in Southeast Asia John Connell PART 3 People and Development Introduction Lisa Law, Fiona Miller and Andrew McGregor 14 Family, migration, and the gender politics of care Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Shirlena Huang 15 Healthcare entitlements for citizens and trans-border mobile peoples in Southeast Asia Meghann Ormond, Chan Chee Khoon and Sharuna Verghis 16 Migration, development and remittances Philip Kelly 17 Children, youth and development in Southeast Asia Harriot Beazley and Jessica Ball 18 Ethnic minorities, indigenous groups and development tensions Sarah Turner 19 Globalization, regional integration and disability inclusions: insights from rural Cambodia Alexandra Gartrell and Panharath Hak 20 Religion and development in Southeast Asia Orlando Woods 21 A feminist political ecology prism on development and change in Southeast Asia Bernadette P. Resurreccion and Ha Nguyen 22 Rethinking rural spaces: decropping the Southeast Asian countryside Tubtim Tubtim and Philip Hirsch PART 4 Environment and Development Introduction Fiona Miller, Andrew McGregor and Lisa Law 23 Material, discursive and cultural framings of water in Southeast Asian development Fiona Miller 24 Agriculture and land in Southeast Asia Yayoi Fujita Lagerqvist and John Connell 25 Labor, social sustainability and the underlying vulnerabilities of work in Southeast Asia's seafood value chains Simon R. Bush, Melissa J. Marschke and Ben Belton 26 Oil palm cultivation as a development vehicle: Exploring the Trade-Offs for Smallholders in East Malaysia Fadzilah Majid Cooke, Adnan A Hezri, Reza Azmi, Ryan Morent Mukit, Paul D. Jensen and Pauline Deutz 27 Disasters and development in Southeast Asia: Towards equitable resilience and sustainability Frank Thomalla, Michael Boyland and Emma Calgaro 28 Upscaled climate change mitigation efforts: the role of regional cooperation in Southeast Asia Noim Uddin and Johan Nylander 29 Can payments for ecosystem services (PES) contribute to sustainable development in Southeast Asia? Andreas Neef and Chapika Sangkapitux 30 Forest-led development? A more-than-human approach to forests in Southeast Asian development Andrew McGregor and Amanda Thomasshow more