The patterns of underdevelopment in Indonesia : a study of regional disparities

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dc.contributor.advisor Veltmeyer, Henry
dc.coverage.spatial Indonesia
dc.creator Lay, Cornelis, 1959-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:39Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.other HC447 L39 991
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22743
dc.description vi, 181 leaves : 1 map ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves [171]-181).
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study has been to explore the tendency of regional underdevelopment and disparities and the underlying causes of their persistence. Five criteria are used to determine the extent of spatial differences: regional income per capita, spatial distribution of industries, capital investment, and post-secondary education, and spatial patterns of poverty. The overall analysis comes to the conclusion that the centralizing tendency of the working of market forces, together with geographic barriers, the colonial legacy, and discriminatory policies against the outer islands have been reinforced by the strong centripetal tendency of power in the Indonesian political sphere. The last point stems from the political culture of the dominant group: the Javanese. Therefore, economic determinism as an explanation of regional backwardness and disparities of Indonesia must be tempered by an analysis of the political culture. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HC447
dc.subject.lcsh Regional disparities -- Indonesia
dc.subject.lcsh Indonesia -- Economic conditions -- Regional disparities
dc.subject.lcsh Indonesia -- Economic conditions -- 1945-1966
dc.title The patterns of underdevelopment in Indonesia : a study of regional disparities
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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