(Article of book - 2011)

Document title

Spatial politics and economic development in the Mekong Sub-Region. Collection of papers from the international conference "Critical Transitions in the Mekong Sub-Region"

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VADDHANAPHUTI C. (Editeur scientifique) ; JIRATTIKORN A. (Editeur scientifique) ; Editeur scientifique : Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) ; 


The book contains four parts : 1- The GMS. 2 – The Mekong as a Water Resource at he Transnational Level. 3- Policy and Development. 4- Ecology – Cross Border Impacts. The idea of Greater Mekong Sub-region was invented by the Asia Development Bank in the early 1990s, as an attempt to stimulate development across a region that has the Mekong River at its heart. The ADB and its agencies may see their role as positive steps, but their move also helped to trigger the expansion of capitalist activities resulting in benefits that accrue to the more economically advanced countries that have an advance level of capital, such as China, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Thailand economy has penetrated into the newly opened post-socialist countries. The expansion of the Chinese economic influence into its neighboring southern states has a tremendous impact on their economies, societies and environment. It could lead to both regional conflicts between riparian countries as well as social conflicts within the countries. Although the Chinese government is not a member of the Mekong River Commission, its management of the water resources is criticized. Some argue that China should listen to the request and complaints of the countries downstream. - (GL)



Editor : Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD), Chiang Mai ; Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai - THAILANDE (2011)

Millesime : 2011  [196 p.]

Bibliographic references : 7 p.

Collation : 16 fig., 12 tabl., 9 cartes, index




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