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The rise of cities: analysis of urbanization in Southeast Asia

Kolomiiets, Nataliia LU (2013) HEKM10 20131
Human Ecology
Abstract
In the second part of the twentieth century Southeast Asia experienced rapid urbanization with an unequal spatial distribution pattern. At least one city per country grew in terms of population disproportionally compared to other urban areas. Its major cities not only expanded, but also became mega-urban regions: urban areas of consolidated political, economic and social power frequently stronger than the wider administrative regions to which they belong to. This study explores urbanization patterns in Southeast Asia in the 1960s-
1990s and how they were shaped by the factors of economic globalization, in particular foreign direct investments and exports of goods and services. By projecting world-system theory on empirical analysis, the... (More)
In the second part of the twentieth century Southeast Asia experienced rapid urbanization with an unequal spatial distribution pattern. At least one city per country grew in terms of population disproportionally compared to other urban areas. Its major cities not only expanded, but also became mega-urban regions: urban areas of consolidated political, economic and social power frequently stronger than the wider administrative regions to which they belong to. This study explores urbanization patterns in Southeast Asia in the 1960s-
1990s and how they were shaped by the factors of economic globalization, in particular foreign direct investments and exports of goods and services. By projecting world-system theory on empirical analysis, the study suggests that urbanization and especially the rise of mega-urban regions in Southeast Asia were facilitated by the incorporation of national economies into the global economic system. (Less)
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author
Kolomiiets, Nataliia LU
supervisor
organization
course
HEKM10 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Southeast Asia, urbanization, globalization, foreign direct investments, exports of goods and services
language
English
id
3800311
date added to LUP
2013-09-26 10:19:40
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2013-09-26 10:19:40
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  abstract     = {In the second part of the twentieth century Southeast Asia experienced rapid urbanization with an unequal spatial distribution pattern. At least one city per country grew in terms of population disproportionally compared to other urban areas. Its major cities not only expanded, but also became mega-urban regions: urban areas of consolidated political, economic and social power frequently stronger than the wider administrative regions to which they belong to. This study explores urbanization patterns in Southeast Asia in the 1960s-
1990s and how they were shaped by the factors of economic globalization, in particular foreign direct investments and exports of goods and services. By projecting world-system theory on empirical analysis, the study suggests that urbanization and especially the rise of mega-urban regions in Southeast Asia were facilitated by the incorporation of national economies into the global economic system.},
  author       = {Kolomiiets, Nataliia},
  keyword      = {Southeast Asia,urbanization,globalization,foreign direct investments,exports of goods and services},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The rise of cities: analysis of urbanization in Southeast Asia},
  year         = {2013},
}