Money and Power in Provincial Thailand
Ruth Thomas McVey
University of Hawaii Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
Most studies of Southeast Asian economic change focus on the phenomenal growth experienced by a few large cities, such as Jakarta, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Studies of the rural areas have concerned themselves with the social and environmental impact of metropolitan growth.
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