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Southeast Asia : The Long Road Ahead (2nd Edition) - Lim Chong Yah

Southeast Asia

The Long Road Ahead (2nd Edition)

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Southeast Asia is going through tremendous changes. The market-oriented economies of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand have been showing robust growth, particularly before the Asian financial crisis of 1997/98. The transitional economies of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam are also exhibiting signs of economic awakening and revival after years of internal political and social turmoil. Despite these encouraging signs, the region still has a long road ahead to achieve developed nation status. Southeast Asia: The Long Road Ahead is a serious and concise study on various important economic aspects of Southeast Asia. Existing economic studies on the region are mainly topical in nature. Most of the publications only attempt to offer a partial treatment of the issues and fail to examine these issues in a holistic manner. The objective of this book is to provide a more complete cross-country discussion on the economic issues and problems facing Southeast Asia. The book critically examines the multiple facets of changes and problems that have been and will be encountered by Southeast Asia.

Lim Chong Yah is both a technically competent academic economist and a long-time participant in the policy evolution of the area -- Journal of Asian Business "Journal of Asian Business"

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgements to the first edition
List of tables
List of diagrams
Southeast Asia : overall picture, 2001
Southeast Asia and other regions, 2001
Basic facts and key dates of each Southeast Asian country
The land and its historyp. 1
Economic diversityp. 36
Agriculture : ricep. 62
Agriculture : rubber, oil palm and other cropsp. 86
Agriculture : prospects and policy optionsp. 107
Industrialisation : comparative strategyp. 126
Economic inter-dependence : external tradep. 159
Economic regionalismp. 195
Fiscal policyp. 228
Financial policyp. 262
Population explosion and characteristicsp. 292
The Asian financial crisisp. 327
Trinity development model and Southeast Asian developmentp. 361
Name indexp. 383
Subject indexp. 387
Reviews of the first editionp. 413
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ISBN: 9789812387257
ISBN-10: 9812387250
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 4th February 2004
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 16.51  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition