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The fifth edition of this widely read introduction to Southeast Asian politics highlights the dramatic events sweeping the region in recent decades. The region's diverse mix of democratic, pseudodemocratic, and authoritarian regimes is examined in terms of each country's political history, key institutions, and major social groups. A survey of economic development and new challenges in foreign affairs, including the U.S. war on terror, political Islam, and the rise of China, also informs the analysis. Authors Robert Dayley and Clark D. Neher cover all eleven countries of contemporary Southeast Asia-Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and, new to this edition, Timor-Leste. Book jacket.
Robert Dayley Clark D. Neher is professor of political science at Northern Illinois University. Ross Marlay is professor of political science at Arkansas State University.
Table of Contents
|Preface and Acknowledgments||p. ix|
|Preface and Acknowledgments to the Fifth Edition||p. xi|
|Map of Southeast Asia||p. 2|
|Influences and Experiences||p. 3|
|Shared Social Patterns||p. 8|
|The New International Era||p. 10|
|Comparing Political Regimes||p. 17|
|Map of Thailand||p. 24|
|Institutions and Social Groups||p. 43|
|Economic Development||p. 52|
|The Thai State||p. 55|
|Foreign Policy||p. 57|
|Resource Guide||p. 63|
|The Philippines||p. 65|
|Map of the Philippines||p. 66|
|Institutions and Social Groups||p. 78|
|Economic Development||p. 87|
|The Philippine State||p. 90|
|Foreign Policy||p. 92|
|Resource Guide||p. 97|
|Map of Indonesia||p. 100|
|Institutions and Social Groups||p. 112|
|Economic Development||p. 121|
|The Indonesian State||p. 125|
|Foreign Policy||p. 127|
|Resource Guide||p. 131|
|Map of Malaysia||p. 134|
|Institutions and Social Groups||p. 143|
|Economic Development||p. 150|
|The Malaysian State||p. 152|
|Foreign Policy||p. 153|
|Resource Guide||p. 156|
|Map of Singapore||p. 160|
|Institutions and Social Groups||p. 164|
|Economic Development||p. 169|
|The Singaporean State||p. 171|
|Foreign Policy||p. 174|
|Resource Guide||p. 177|
|Map of Brunei||p. 180|
|Institutions and Social Groups||p. 181|
|Economic Development||p. 185|
|The Bruneian State||p. 186|
|Foreign Policy||p. 187|
|Resource Guide||p. 188|
|Map of Burma||p. 190|
|Institutions and Social Groups||p. 201|
|Economic Development||p. 207|
|The Burmese State||p. 209|
|Foreign Policy||p. 211|
|Resource Guide||p. 215|
|Map of Vietnam||p. 218|
|Institutions and Social Groups||p. 227|
|Economic Development||p. 232|
|The Vietnamese State||p. 236|
|Foreign Policy||p. 238|
|Resource Guide||p. 243|
|Map of Cambodia||p. 246|
|Institutions and Social Groups||p. 259|
|Economic Development||p. 266|
|The Cambodian State||p. 268|
|Foreign Policy||p. 269|
|Resource Guide||p. 273|
|Map of Laos||p. 276|
|Institutions and Social Groups||p. 281|
|Economic Development||p. 285|
|The Lao State||p. 287|
|Foreign Policy||p. 288|
|Resource Guide||p. 291|
|Map of Timor-Leste||p. 294|
|Institutions and Social Groups||p. 300|
|Economic Development||p. 304|
|The Timor-Leste State||p. 305|
|Foreign Policy||p. 307|
|Resource Guide||p. 309|
|Southeast Asia: Select Indicators||p. 311|
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