Asia-Pacific: New Geographies of the Pacific Rim

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Raymond Frederick Watters, Terence Gary McGee
Victoria University Press, 1997 - Asia - 362 pages
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This book examines the increasing integration of Pacific Rim countries, especially in East Asia and Southeast Asia, and the creation of 'new geographies'. The interaction of local and global forces is examined. Nineteen papers by leading scholars from the region are presented, with an Introduction and Conclusion. Illustrated with maps. A list of selected readings, and an index are included.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
GLOBALISATION AND THE EMERGENCE OF SUB
13
Globalisation Urbanisation and the Emergence of Sub
29
Countries 19651990
39
Pacific Rim Trade and APEC
46
AsiaPacific Regional Integration and Human Rights
62
PROCESSES OF CHANGE IN
78
Explorations
93
Prospects for the Late Reform
190
Taiwans Economic Growth and Its Southward Policy in Asia
206
Population Change and Development in Indonesia
223
SITES OF RESISTANCE NEGOTIATION
250
Ideological Abstractions Bureaucratic Imperatives
266
A Future
283
Boundaries and the Ethnolinguistic Mosaic
294
The Case of Sarawak Malaysia
302

Japans Foreign Direct Investment in the Pacific Rim19851993
113
Effectiveness and Replicability of East Asian Industrial Policies
133
Facing the Urban Environmental Challenge
140
NATIONAL RESPONSES TO GLOBALISATION
161
The Rise of the Yen Hollowing Out and Japans Troubled
170
Resource Extraction and the Postcolonial State
318
Conclusion
335
Selected Readings on the AsiaPacific
354
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