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Money & Power in Provincial Thailand

by Ruth Thomas McVey

  • ISBN: 9780824822736
  • ISBN10: 0824822730

Money & Power in Provincial Thailand

by Ruth Thomas McVey

  • List Price: $24.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780824822736
  • ISBN10: 0824822730
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Description: 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. Big business has been viewed as the economic engine fueling the region's growth and prosperity. Studies of the rural areas have concerned themselves with the social and environmental impact of metropolitan growth -- villages emptied by migration to the big cities, cultures crushed by tourist development, and agribusiness and lush landscapes destroyed by the devastation of natural resources.

The literature reveals that few analysts have examined the middle distance between metropolis and countryside. The contributors to this book have addressed the issue by concentrating on the intermediate level of economic, political, and social life -- the world of Thailand's provincial cities and market towns.

In the past decade the rise of frequently violent competition for business and political leadership in the Thai provinces, and the growing importance of provincial support for national powerholders, has drawn attention to the way in which these town and village centers are being transformed by capitalist development. This volume brings together some of the research inspired by this, drawing on a variety of disciplinary approaches, national backgrounds, and sites of study.

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