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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

  • Includes supplementary material:


Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Regional Organization and Spatial Planning

    1. Yves Boquet
      Pages 567-615
  2. Challenges for the Philippines

  3. Back Matter
    Pages 835-848

About this book


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.


Sustainable Development Megacity Archipelagic Nation Geopolitics Agrarian Reform Philippines world regional geography climate change impacts

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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