Synopses & Reviews
Clark Neher builds this text around the theme that Southeast Asian political developments must be seen within the context of the changing international system. Among the areas he explores are the national elections that have taken place in the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Cambodia; the role of the United Nations in its attempt to bring peace to Cambodia; the likelihood that Vietnam will become a part of the world capitalist system; the major impact of the demise of the Soviet bloc on Southeast Asia; the new role of the United States, Japan, and China; and the prospects for the continued high economic growth rates of the region.Now in its third edition, this widely praised text continues to meet the need for a comprehensive assessment of Southeast Asia—both on a regional and country-by-country basis—in the changing global context. In this new edition, Neher has updated all statistics and revised illustrative examples and his concluding remarks for each chapter to indicate new directions, patterns, and prospects.
About the Author
Clark D. Neher is professor of political science at Northern Illinois University. Ross Marlay is professor of political science at Arkansas State University.