Revolution, Reform and Regionalism in Southeast Asia

Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

By Ronald Bruce St John

© 2008 – Routledge

288 pages

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About the Book

Based on research carried out over the three decades, this book compares the post-war political economies of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in the context of their individual and collective impact on contemporary efforts at regional integration. The author highlights the different paths to reform taken by the three neighbours and the effect this has had on regional plans for economic development through the ASEAN and the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Through its comparative analysis of the reforms implemented by Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam over the last thirty years, the book draws attention to parallel themes of continuity and change. The author discusses how the three states have demonstrated related characteristics whilst at the same time making different modifications in order to exploit the unique strengths of their individual cultures. Contributing to the contemporary debate over the role of democratic reform in promoting economic development, the book provides a detailed account of the political economies of three states at the heart of Southeast Asia.

Reviews

'The major strength of the book lies in the information and the analysis of the developments in the three countries … a useful contribution to Southeast Asian studies.' - Contemporary Southeast Asia - A journal of International and Strategic Affairs

Table of Contents

1. Same Space, Different Dreams 2. Rush to Socialism 3. Tentative Reforms 4. Reform Accelerates 5. End of the Beginning 6. Challenges and Prospects 7. Continuity and Change

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Southeast Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General