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Politics of Modern Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Edited by Allen Hicken


1,752 pages

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Southeast Asia offers a rich tapestry of comparatively under-studied countries that shed light on political dynamics and political economy within developing states. Some countries manage rapid economic development while others do not; Southeast Asia is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the last forty years (e.g. Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and later Indonesia) alongside economic basket cases (e.g. Burma) and chronic under-performers (e.g. the Philippines).

In addition, there are abundant examples of political transitions to or from democracy to be found in the region, along with countries that seem to function stably somewhere between democracy and autocracy. (Indonesia’s experiment with democracy is a critical case study in the compatibility of Islam with democracy.)

This new four-volume collection from Routledge represents a unique compilation of the best work on modern Southeast Asian politics, and as such will be an invaluable resource for students and instructors interested in the region. It will also appeal to those interested in the politics of the developing world more generally and who are looking to the experiences of the countries that form Southeast Asia for invaluable case studies that resonate in a wider political and economic context.

Table of Contents

Volume I

1. Andrew MacIntyre, ‘Business, Government and Development: Northeast and Southeast Asian Comparisons’, in A. MacIntyre (ed.), Business and Government in Industrializing Asia (Cornell University Press, 1994), pp. 1–28.

2. Paul Hutchcroft, ‘Patrimonial States and Rent Capitalism: The Philippines in Comparative Perspectives’, Booty Capitalism (Cornell University Press, 1988), pp. 45–64.

3. Donald K. Crone, ‘States, Social Elites, and Government Capacity in Southeast Asia’, World Politics, 1988, 40, 2, 252–68.

4. James C. Scott, ‘Patron-Client Politics and Political Change in Southeast Asia’, American Political Science Review, 1972, 66, 1, 91–113.

5. David Kang, ‘Transaction Costs and Crony Capitalism in East Asia’, Comparative Politics, 2003, 35, 4, 439–58.

6. Linda Y. C. Lim and Aaron Stern, ‘State Power and Private Profit: The Political Economy of Corruption in Southeast Asia’, Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, 2002, 16, 2, 18–52.

7. Anek Laothamatas, ‘Business and Politics in Thailand: New Patterns of Influence’, Asian Survey, 1988, 28, 4, 451–70.

8. Duncan McCargo, ‘Network Monarchy and Legitimacy Crises in Thailand’, The Pacific Review, 2005, 18, 4, 499–519.

9. Michael K. Connors, ‘Political Reform and the State in Thailand: New Patterns of Influence’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 1999, 29, 2, 202–26.

10. John Sidel, ‘Bossism and State Formation in the Philippines’, Capital, Coercion and Crime: Bossism in the Philippines (Stanford University Press, 1999), pp. 1–22.

11. Paul D. Hutchcroft, ‘Colonial Masters, National Politicos, and Provincial Lords: Central Authority and Local Autonomy in the American Philippines’, Journal of Asian Studies, 2000, 59, 2, 277–306.

12. Natasha Hamilton-Hart, ‘The Singapore State Revisited’, Pacific Review, 2000, 13, 2, 195–216.

13. Teri Lynn Caraway, ‘Protective Repression, International Pressure, and Institutional Design: Explaining Labor Reform in Indonesia’, Studies in Comparative International Development, 2004, 39, 1, 28–49.

14. Edmund Malesky, ‘Straight Ahead on Red: How Foreign Direct Investment Empowers Subnational Leaders’, Journal of Politics, 2008, 70, 1, 97–119.

15. M. Gainsborough, ‘Corruption and the Politics of Decentralization in Vietnam’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 2003, 33, 1, 69–84.

Volume II

16. Edward Aspinall, ‘The Construction of Grievance: Natural Resources and Identity in a Separatist Conflict’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2007, 51, 6, 950–72.

17. Gary Hawes, ‘Theories of Peasant Revolution: A Critique and Contribution from the Philippines’, World Politics, 1990, 42, 2, 261–98.

18. Garry Rodan, ‘Civil Society and Other Political Possibilities in Southeast Asia’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 1997, 27, 2, 156–78.

19. M. L. Weiss, ‘What Will Become of Reformasi? Ethnicity and Changing Political Norms in Malaysia’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 1999, 21, 3, 424–50.

20. David M. Jones, ‘Democratization, Civil Society, and Illiberal Middle Class Culture in Pacific Asia’, Comparative Politics, 1998, 30, 2, 147–69.

21. Jacques Bertrand, ‘Ethnic Conflicts in Indonesia: National Models, Critical Junctures and the Timing of Violence’, Journal of East Asian Studies, 2008, 8, 3, 425–49.

22. Charles Hirschman, ‘The Making of Race in Colonial Malaya: Political Economy and Racial Ideology’, Sociological Forum, 1986, 1, 2, 330–61.

23. Robert T. Taylor, ‘Perceptions of Ethnicity in the Politics of Burma’, Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science, 1982, 10, 1, 7–20.

24. Charles F. Keyes, ‘Buddhism and National Integration in Thailand’, Journal of Asian Studies, 1971, 30, 3, 551–68.

25. Robert W. Hefner, ‘Democratization in an Age of Religious Revitalization’, Civil Islam: Muslims and Democratization in Indonesia (Princeton University Press, 2000), pp. 3–20.

26. Kikue Hamayotsu, ‘Islam and Nation Building in Southeast Asia: Malaysia and Indonesia in Comparative Perspective’, Pacific Affairs, 2002, 75, 3, 353–75.

27. Farish A. Noor, ‘Blood, Sweat, and Jihad: The Radicalization of the Political Discourse of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) from 1982 Onwards’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 2003, 25, 2, 200.

28. Martin Van Bruinessen, ‘Genealogies of Islamic Radicalism in Post-Suharto Indonesia’, South East Asia Research, 2002, 10, 2, 117–54.

29. Syed Serajul Islam, ‘The Islamic Independence Movements in Patani of Thailand and Mindanao of the Philippines’, Asian Survey, 1998, 38, 5, 441–56.

30. Joseph Chinyong Liow, ‘International Jihad and Muslim Radicalism in Thailand? Toward an Alternative Interpretation’, Asia Policy, 2006, 2, 89–108.

Volume III

31. John T. Sidel, ‘Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy Revisited: Colonial State and Chinese Immigrant in the Making of Modern Southeast Asia’, Comparative Politics, 2008, 40, 2, 127–47.

32. Donald K. Emmerson, ‘Region and Recalcitrance: Rethinking Democracy Through Southeast Asia’, The Pacific Review, 1995, 8, 2, 223–48.

33. J. Bertrand, ‘Growth and Democracy in Southeast Asia’, Comparative Politics, 1998, 30, 3, 355–75.

34. William Case, ‘Can the "Halfway House" Stand? Semidemocracy and Elite Theory in Three Southeast Asian Countries’, Comparative Politics, 1996, 28, 4, 437–64.

35. Benjamin Smith, ‘Life of the Party: The Origins of Regime Breakdown and Persistence Under Single-Party Rule’, World Politics, 2005, 57, 3, 421–51.

36. Dan Slater, ‘Iron Cage in an Iron Fist: Authoritarian Institutions and the and the Personalization of Power in Malaysia’, Comparative Politics, 2003, 36, 1, 81–101.

37. James Jesudason, ‘Syncretic State and the Structuring of Oppositional Politics in Malaysia’, in Garry Rodan (ed.), Political Oppositions in Industrializing Asia (Routledge, 1996), pp. 128–60.

38. Benedict Anderson, ‘Murder and Progress in Modern Siam’, New Left Review, 1990, 81, 2, 33–48.

39. James Ockey, ‘Political Parties, Factions, and Corruption in Thailand’, Modern Asian Studies, 1994, 28, 2, 251–77.

40. Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker, ‘Thaksin’s Populism’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 2008, 38, 1, 62–83.

41. Kevin Hewison, ‘Crafting Thailand’s New Social Contract’, The Pacific Review, 2004, 17, 4, 503–22.

42. Allen Hicken, ‘Party Fabrication: Constitutional Reform and the Rise of Thai Rak Thai’, Journal of East Asian Studies, 2006, 6, 3, 381–408.

43. Benedict Anderson, ‘Cacique Democracy in the Philippines: Origins and Dreams’, New Left Review, 1998, 1, 169, 3–33.

44. Paul D. Hutchcroft and Joel Rocamora, ‘Strong Demands and Weak Institutions: The Origins and Evolution of the Democratic Deficit in the Philippines’, Journal of East Asia Studies, 2003, 4, 3, 259–92.

45. Mark R. Thompson, ‘Off the Endangered List: Philippine Democratization in Comparative Perspective’, Comparative Politics, 1996, 28, 2, 128–60.

46. Harold Crouch, ‘Patrimonialism and Military Rule in Indonesia’, World Politics, 1979, 31, 4, 571–87.

47. William Liddle, ‘Suharto’s Indonesia: Personal Rule and Political Institutions’, Pacific Affairs, 1985, 58, 1, 68–90.

48. Dwight Y. King, ‘Social Influences on 1999 Voting Choices’, Half-Hearted Reform: Electoral Institutions and the Struggle for Democracy in Indonesia (Praeger, 2003), pp. 141–66.

49. William Liddle and Saiful Mujani, ‘Leadership, Party and Religion: Explaining Voting Behavior in Indonesia’, Comparative Political Studies, 2007, 40, 7, 832–57.

Volume IV

50. Richard Doner, ‘Approaches to the Politics of Economic Growth in Southeast Asia’, Journal of Asian Studies, 1991, 50, 4, 81–122.

51. Richard F. Doner, Bryan K. Ritchie, and Dan Slater, ‘Systematic Vulnerability and the Origins of Developmental States: Northeast and Southeast Asia in Comparative Perspective’, International Organization, 2005, 59, 2, 327–61.

52. Hal Hill, ‘Towards a Political Economy Explanation of Rapid Growth in ASEAN: A Survey and Analysis’, ASEAN Economic Bulletin, 1997, 14, 2, 131–49.

53. K. S. Jomo, ‘Rethinking the Role of Government Policy in Southeast Asia’, in J. E. Stiglitz and S. Yusuf (eds.), Rethinking the Asian Miracle (Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 461–508.

54. R. McVey, ‘The Materialization of the Southeast Asian Entrepreneur’, in Ruth McVey (ed.), Southeast Asian Capitalists (Cornell University, 1992), pp. 7–34.

55. Yoshihara Kunio, ‘Industrialization Without Development’, The Rise of Ersatz Capitalism in South-East Asia (Oxford University Press, 1988), pp. 99–121.

56. Paul Krugman, ‘The Myth of Asia’s Miracle’, Foreign Affairs, 1994, 73, 6, 62–78.

57. Andrew MacIntyre, ‘Institutions and Investors: The Politics of the Asian Economic Crisis’, International Organization, 2001, 55, 1, 81–122.

58. W. G. Huff, ‘Singapore’s Economic Development: Four Lessons and Some Doubts’, Oxford Development Studies, 1999, 27, 1, 33–55.

59. John Wong, ‘Why Has Myanmar Not Developed Like East Asia?’, ASEAN Economic Bulletin, 1997, 13, 3, 344–58.

60. Hal Hill, ‘Indonesia’s Industrial Policy and Performance: "Orthodoxy" Vindicated’, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 1996, 45, 1, 147–74.

61. Michael T. Rock, ‘ Reassessing the Effectiveness of Industrial Policy in Indonesia: Can the Neoliberals be Wrong?’, World Development, 1999, 27, 4, 691–704.

62. Richard Stubbs, ‘War and Economic Development: Export-Oriented Industrialization in East and Southeast Asia’, Comparative Politics, 2002, 31, 3, 337–55.

63. Richard Stubbs, ‘ASEAN Plus Three: Emerging East Asian Regionalism?’, Asian Survey, 2002, 42, 3, 440–5.

64. Juregen Ruland, ‘ASEAN and the Asian Crisis: Theoretical Implications and Practical Consequences for Southeast Asian Regionalism’, The Pacific Review, 2000, 13, 3, 421–51.

About the Series

Critical Issues in Modern Politics

The Critical Issues in Modern Politics series considers key areas of recent politics. The series includes collections which examine the modern politics of countries around the globe, often contending with controversial and highly contested areas of politics. Titles within the series include the likes of Politics of the Modern Arab World, Politics of Modern Southeast Asia and Politics of Modern Iran. The latest addition to the series examines the politics of one of the most controversial counties in the modern word: The Politics and International Relations of Modern Korea.

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