Asia-Pacific: New Geographies of the Pacific Rim

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The great processes reshaping our world today can be summed up by the term "globalisation". Together with the communications revolution and massive urbanisation, it is reshaping theorganisation of global space. It is illustrated by technological change, pronounced economic growth, the dominance of giant corporations, ever more open markets and universal consumption. Dramatic developments have occurred in Asia-Pacific trade, investment, labour movements and political cooperation, marked for example by APEC, a giant free-trade area designed to encompass about 60% of the world's population and half the world's economy.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
GLOBALISATION AND THE EMERGENCE OF SUB
13
Globalisation Urbanisation and the Emergence of Sub
29
The Case of the AsiaPacific
37
Pacific Rim Trade and APEC
46
Member Economies of APEC
47
AsiaPacific Regional Integration and Human Rights
62
PROCESSES OF CHANGE IN
78
Measures Law for Small Businesses
175
Prospects for the Late Reform
190
Taiwans Economic Growth and Its Southward Policy in Asia
206
Population Change and Development in Indonesia
223
Province 1990
228
SITES OF RESISTANCE NEGOTIATION
250
Ideological Abstractions Bureaucratic Imperatives
266
A Future
283

Explorations
93
of Agricultural Workers in the Workforce 19601992
106
Japans Foreign Direct Investment in the Pacific Rim19851993
113
and Host Country in the Pacific Rim 19851989
120
Effectiveness and Replicability of East Asian Industrial Policies
133
Facing the Urban Environmental Challenge
140
NATIONAL RESPONSES TO GLOBALISATION
161
The Rise of the Yen Hollowing Out and Japans Troubled
170
Population
289
The Case of Pepper
304
Secondary Industry Foreign Investment and Employment
310
Resource Extraction and the Postcolonial State
318
Conclusion
335
Challenges to the Future of the AsiaPacific Region
344
Selected Readings on the AsiaPacific
354
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About the author (1997)

T.G. McGee (editor) is Director, Institute of Asian Research, and Professor, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia. He has carried out extensive research on urbanisation in Asia over the last 40 years. He is the author of The Southeast Asian City (1967), Third World Urbanization (1971), and together with Warwick Armstrong Theatres of Accumulation (1985). More recently, he has co-edited the Extended Metropolis in Asia (1991) and Mega-Urban Regions in Southeast Asia (1995). Ray Watters (editor) was Professor of Geography, Victoria University of Wellington, and specialised in development and social change in peasant and tribal societies in Latin America and the South Pacific. He recently worked in Guizhou, southwest China. Among his books are Poverty and Peasantry in the Peruvian Andes (1994), Shifting Cultivation in Latin America (1971) and Abemama: Social Change in Kiribati and Tuvalu (1983).

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