CONTENTS:- 1. Business and sustainable development in South East Asia. 2. Redefining the village and rural life: lessons from South East Asia. 3. Agricultural expansion as a tool of population distribution in Southeast Asia. 4. Public land for the people: the institutional basis of community forestry in Thailand. 5. Population and the family in Southeast Asia. 6. The international political ecology of industrial Shrimp aquaculture and industrial plantation forestry in Southeast Asia. 7. Social aspects of forestry in Southeast Asia: a review of postwar trends in the scholarly literature. 8. Indigenous urbanism: class, city and society in Southeast Asia.
The economies with significant manufacturing sectors are, of course, those longest integrated into the global capitalist system. There are still significant areas and numbers of people quite marginal to the global economy. But the structural shift is not a simple matter of rising shares of manufacturing and services in national economies. At the level of the region as a whole that is certainly happening whether measured by the share of primary industries in total production or by the proportion of workers in those industries. Through time the shift shows up first in production, later in the labour force, for people usually need to move not merely from one economic sector to another but from one place to another, from country to towns and cities. This takes time. However, as these proportions have been falling, populations have still been growing, particularly in rural areas. Thus the number of people in the primary sector, especially in agriculture, has continued to grow even as the sector's share of production and in some countries of the workforce has fallen.
Students, researchers, academicians, policy makers and other readers interested in the Southeast Asia and its economy in particular will find the book very useful.