Institutions, Livelihoods and the Environment

Change and Response in Mainland Southeast Asia

compiled by Andrea Straub, introduction by Per Ronnaas

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  • Pages: 430 pp.
  • Series number: 6
Available from NIAS Press worldwide

Despite the recent economic crisis, Mainland Southeast Asia continues to experience increasing economic integration of previously isolated rural hinterlands. These changes have led to significant environmental degradation such as deforestation, distrubance of water-blows and depletion of biodiversity resources. These issues are addressed in this volume.

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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