This new, 8th edition of Southeast Asia in the New International Era provides readers with up-to-date coverage on a vibrant region home to more than 650 million people, vast cultural diversity, and dynamic globalized markets.
Sensitive to historical legacies, and with special attention to developments since the end of the Cold War, this book highlights the events, players, and institutions that shape the region. Employing a country-by-country format, the analysis engages in context-specific treatment of the region's eleven countries: Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. Each chapter focuses on political and economic developments, key institutions, state-society relations, and foreign affairs. An additional chapter coverss ASEAN and the prospects of regional integration. Updated country chapters analyze recent events such as Malaysia's seismic election, Aung San Suu Kyi and the Rohingya refugee crisis, political change in the Philippines, China's influence in the region and the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency and the shift of US policy towards Asia.
An excellent resource for students, Southeast Asia in the New International Era makes sense of the region's coups, elections, policy debates, protests, and alliances, leaving readers with a solid foundation for further study.
1 Introduction; 2 Thailand; 3 Myanmar (Burma); 4 Vietnam; 5 Cambodia; 6 Laos; 7 The Philippines; 8 Indonesia; 9 Timor-Leste; 10 Malaysia; 11 Singapore; 12 Brunei; 13 ASEAN