1st Edition

Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia
Authority, Democracy and Political Change

ISBN 9781138889446
Published September 26, 2016 by Routledge
208 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

The countries of Southeast Asia continue to change, evolve and chart courses that sometimes leave outside observers puzzled. Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia thoroughly assesses the political challenges and changes faced by the countries of Southeast Asia in the 21st century. Focusing on political processes throughout, Kingsbury introduces readers to the challenges of representation and accountability of the regional governments, degrees of good governance and transparency, and the role of elites and militaries in shaping or determining political outcomes.

This book provides:

  • A comprehensive, but accessible, introduction to political change and processes in Southeast Asia.
  • Analytic criteria for assessment of case studies.
  • Detailed country-specific surveys.
  • Information based on extensive research on, and work in, the region.

Providing cutting-edge coverage of Southeast Asian politics in all regions, this highly accessible and comprehensive book is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Politics, and Democratization.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Southeast Asia

2. Political Processes

3. Vietnam

4. Laos

5. Cambodia

6. Malaysia

7. Singapore

8. Brunei

9. Myanmar

10. Thailand

11. Philippines

12. Indonesia

13. Timor-Leste

14. Southeast Asian regionalism

15. Conclusion

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Damien Kingsbury holds a Personal Chair in the Faculty of Arts and Education and is Professor of International Politics in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University, Australia.