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South-East Asia: A Political Profile is an ideal introduction to the politics of South-East Asia. It introduces the key themes and issues that influence politics in the region, also examining differences and trends. The text looks at methods of achieving power and styles of government and the effect of modernization. It investigates the relationship between authority and legitimacy, and civil and political rights. Other topics include economic development, security issues, terrorism, nationalism, and communism.

The text then examines each country individually, revealing how its politics are shaped by local conditions, history, and influences, and identifies its key political procedures and institutions. It provides an excellent background to the political systems and processes in the region and a highly useful overview of each individual country.

Synopsis:

In addition to outlining the political processes and institutions of the countries in Southeast Asia, this valuable volume traces their past and explains how they have transformed themselves into the countries they are today. It is the perfect text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Asian studies, political science, and history. It is also the ideal book for all those desiring a better understanding of the intricate political society of Southeast Asia.

About the Author

Damien Kingsbury is Senior Lecturer in International Development at Deakin University, Victoria where he focuses on political development in South East Asia generally and Indonesia in particular.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I

1. Constructing the Modern State

2. Authority and Legitimacy

3. Economic and Political Development

4. Security Issues

Part II

5. Burma: The Garrison State

6. Thailand: The Survivor Mandala

7. Laos: The Land in Between

8. Cambodia: "The Dancing Country"

9. Vietnam: The Little Dragon

Part III

10. Malaysia: Inclusion and Exclusion

11. Brunei: Floating on Oil

12. Phillipines: Oligarchic Democracy

13. Singapore: The Corporate State

14. Indonesia: Diversity in Unity

15. East Timor: The Difficult Birth of a New State

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195517576
Author:
Kingsbury, Damien
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Damien
Subject:
Foreign Legal Systems
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Politics | Comparative Politics | Southeast Asia
Subject:
Southeast Asia - Politics and government -
Subject:
Politics | International Studies
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
315
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 maps
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.7 x 9.5 x 1 in 1.875 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » Southeast Asia
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » International Studies
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"Synopsis" by , In addition to outlining the political processes and institutions of the countries in Southeast Asia, this valuable volume traces their past and explains how they have transformed themselves into the countries they are today. It is the perfect text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Asian studies, political science, and history. It is also the ideal book for all those desiring a better understanding of the intricate political society of Southeast Asia.
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