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An economic history of Malaysia, c. 1800-1990 : the transition to modern economic growth

Author: John H Drabble
Publisher: Houndmills [England] : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press in association with the Australian National University, Canberra, 2000.
Series: Modern economic history of Southeast Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This general history of the Malaysian economy over the 1800s and 1900s includes a survey of the pre-colonial era. It integrates the historical experiences of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak as a case study in the onset of modern economic growth.
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Genre/Form: History
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Drabble, John H.
Economic history of Malaysia, c. 1800-1990.
Houndmills [England] : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press in association with the Australian National University, Canberra, 2000
(OCoLC)989679840
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H Drabble
ISBN: 0333552997 9780333552995 031223077X 9780312230777 0333553004 9780333553008
OCLC Number: 123295209
Description: xxiii, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1.2 Formation of the Malaysian National Economy 5 --
2 Premodern Economy 9 --
2.1 Population and Settlement 9 --
2.2 Subsistence Base 11 --
2.3 Commercial Production 12 --
2.4 Trade and the State 15 --
Part I Formation of a Colonial Export Economy (c.1800-1920) --
3 Transition to Modern Trade 27 --
3.1 World Trade in Transition 27 --
3.2 Colonial versus Indigenous States in Trade 28 --
3.3 Trade in Straits Products (c.1820-70) 32 --
3.4 Trade in Staples (1870-c.1920) 36 --
3.5 Structure of Commercial Enterprise 41 --
3.6 International Trade: 'Engine' or 'Handmaiden' of Growth? 47 --
4 Growth of Production 49 --
4.1 Export Prices and Production 49 --
4.2 Capital 54 --
4.3 Land and Labour 63 --
4.4 Technology 70 --
4.5 Domestic Economy 73 --
5 Infrastructure 76 --
5.1 Development of Money, Banking and Credit 76 --
5.2 Transport, Urbanisation, Communications and Power 82 --
6 Growth of a Plural Society 89 --
6.1 Population Growth 89 --
6.2 Structure of Society 91 --
6.3 Government and Society 101 --
7 Overview: The Colonial Export Economy c.1920 107 --
7.1 A Turning Point for the Economy 107 --
7.2 A Segmented Economy 109 --
7.3 Impact of Colonial Rule 111 --
7.4 Material Benefits 112 --
Part II Depression, War, and the Advent of Independence (1920-63) --
8 Interwar Years (1920-41) 121 --
8.1 Malaysian Trade and the International Economy 121 --
8.2 Commodity Control Schemes 127 --
8.3 Other Products 132 --
8.4 Industry 135 --
8.5 Infrastructure 137 --
8.6 Land, Credit, Cooperatives 138 --
8.7 Population and Welfare 142 --
9 War, Reconstruction and the Advent of Independence (1942-63) 149 --
9.1 Japanese Occupation 1942-5 149 --
9.2 Late Colonial State 1945-63 152 --
9.3 Last Years of the Colonial Export Economy 154 --
9.4 Malaysian Economy at Federation 175 --
Part III Towards A Newly-Industrialised Country (1963-90) --
10 Economy in Review 1963-90 181 --
10.1 International Environment 181 --
10.2 Malaysian Economy 185 --
10.3 Role of the State 194 --
11 Primary Sector 207 --
11.1 A Review of Agricultural Production 207 --
11.2 Rice: The Goal of Self-Sufficiency 211 --
11.3 Export Crops 216 --
11.4 Forestry 224 --
11.5 Mining 230 --
12 Industrialisation 235 --
12.1 Pattern and Process of Growth 235 --
12.2 Sources of Growth: Supply Side 240 --
12.3 Sources of Growth: Demand Side 254 --
12.4 Government Policy 256 --
12.5 Infrastructure 266 --
13 Distribution of the Benefits 271 --
13.1 Outline of Social Change 271 --
13.2 Income Distribution and Poverty Eradication 275 --
13.3 Social Services 283 --
13.4 Environment 287 --
14 Perspective from History 291.
Series Title: Modern economic history of Southeast Asia.
Responsibility: John H. Drabble.
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