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The Philippine Archipelago

  • Covers all aspects of Philippine geography

  • Discusses major geopolitical issues including Muslim rebellion in Mindanao and Chineses maritime ambitions

  • Takes a holistic approach, as all issues are tied together

Book

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Yves Boquet
    Pages 1-7
  3. Land, History and People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Yves Boquet
      Pages 11-36
    3. Yves Boquet
      Pages 37-59
    4. Yves Boquet
      Pages 117-158
    5. Yves Boquet
      Pages 159-179
  4. The Philippines in the Global Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Yves Boquet
      Pages 213-258
    3. Yves Boquet
      Pages 301-339
    4. Yves Boquet
      Pages 341-366
  5. Regional Organization and Spatial Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Yves Boquet
      Pages 465-519
    3. Yves Boquet
      Pages 521-566

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Sustainable Development Megacity Archipelagic Nation Geopolitics Agrarian Reform Philippines

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Département de GéographieUniversité de BourgogneDijonFrance

About the authors

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.  

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