Further reading

Betts, R. (1985) Uncertain Dimensions: Western Overseas Empires in the Twentieth Century, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Drakakis-Smith, D. (1987) The Third World City, London: Methuen.
Dixon, C. (1991) Southeast Asia and the World Economy, Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Kirk, W. (1990) ‘Southeast Asia in the colonial period in D. Dwyer (ed.) Southeast Asian Development: Geographical Perspectives, London: Longman.

Osborne, M. (1985) Southeast Asia: An Illustrated History, Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Chapter 3
1 Why are forests in Pacific Asia under severe threat at present (you may find Avijit Gupta’s book useful in answering this question)?
2 Why are some mining workers so exploited and what can they do about it?
3 What is the difference between undernutrition and malnutrition? Has the nutritional problem in Pacific Asia improved in recent years and why (not)?
4 Why is education often regarded as the key to the improvement of human resource potential?
5 What is primary health care and why is it regarded as so important in current development programmes?

Further reading

Brown, M. (1972) ‘Bougainville pays in copper’, Geographical Magazine 44 (11): 734-6.

Forbes, D. (1982) ‘Energy imperialism and the new international division of resources: the case of Indonesia’, Tijdschrift voor Economisch en Social Geografie 73 (2).

Gupta, A. (1988) Ecology and Development in the Third World, London: Routledge.

Mountjoy, A. (1984) ‘Core-periphery, government and multinationals: a Papua New Guinea example’, Geography 69 (3): 234-43.

Soussan, J. (1988) Primary Resources and Energy in the Third World, London: Routledge.

World Bank (1981) World Development Report, Washington DC.

Chapter 4
1 Many observers have alleged that there is urban bias in Third World development. What evidence does this chapter reveal for and against this argument?
2 What were the reasons why the green revolution did not bring benefits to the poorer farmers? Why do governments still persist with this strategy?


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