The Philippine Archipelago

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Springer, Apr 19, 2017 - Science - 848 pages
This book presents an updated view of the Philippines, focusing on thematic issues rather than a description region by region. Topics include typhoons, population growth, economic difficulties, agrarian reform, migration as an economic strategy, the growth of Manila, the Muslim question in Mindanao, the South China Sea tensions with China and the challenges of risk, vulnerability and sustainable development.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Land History and People
8
7107 Islands
11
A Tropical Archipelago
37
The Spanish Creation of the Philippines The Birth of a Nation
60
From US Colony to Independent Country The Construction of a State
91
100 Million Filipinos
117
The Diversity of the Philippine Population
159
Regional Organization and Spatial Planning
417
Spatial Structures of the Philippines Urbanization and Regional Inequalities
418
Transportation in the Philippines
465
The Growth of Greater Manila
521
Managing Metro Manila
567
Regional Development Policies in the Philippines
616
Challenges for the Philippines
658
Towards a Bangsamoro in Mindanao?
659

The Philippines in the Global Economy
180
Emerging Tiger? The Paradoxes of the Philippine Economy
181
Farm Productions and Rural Landscapes
213
The Philippine Agriculture Weaknesses and Controversies
259
The Use and Abuse of Sea Resources
300
Industry vs Services
341
Global Pinoys The Archipelago of Migration
367
South China Sea or West Philippine Sea?
711
Its More Fun in the Philippines? The Challenges of Tourism
737
Environmental Challenges in the Philippines
779
Conclusion Towards Sustainable Development in the Philippines?
830
People Index
835
Places Index
839
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Yves Boquet was trained as a history and geography teacher in France and worked for 17 years in the Washington DC area before coming back to France as an assistant professor at Université de Picardie in Amiens and then full professor at Université de Bourgogne. He has also held temporary guest positions at University of Maryland-College Park, University of Louisville, University of the Philippines and Lyceum of the Philippines University. Professor Boquet is currently the Secretary General of the Association of French Geographers and Secreatary of the IGU commission on Geography of Transportation. His topics of interest are transportation and large megalopolises) and countries of research the United States, then the Philippines and China.