Institutions, Livelihoods and the Environment

Change and Response in Mainland Southeast Asia

compiled by Andrea Straub, introduction by Per Ronnaas

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430 pp.,
Nordic Proceedings in Asian Studies # 6
Available from NIAS Press worldwide




Paperback - 2001, Available
ISBN 978 87 87062 98 5, £19.99


Despite the recent economic crisis, Mainland Southeast Asia continues to experience increasing economic integration of previously isolated rural hinterlands, especially in the upland areas of LAO PDR, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Yunnan in China, where demographic pressure together with the development of infrastructure and increased market-orientation of production combine to bring about significant economic and social change in rural areas. These changes have also led to significant environmental degradation such as deforestation, disturbance of water-flows and depletion of biodiversity resources. These issues and other related ones are addressed in this volume.

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