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Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Politics

Edited by: Richard Robison

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415494274
eBook ISBN: 9780203155011
Adobe ISBN: 9781136579196

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the major themes that have defined the politics of Southeast Asia. It provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge examination of this important subject. The introductory chapter provides an overview of the theoretical and ideological themes that have dominated the study of the region's politics and presents the different ways the complex politics of the region have been understood. The contributions by leading scholars in the field cover a range of broad questions about the dynamics of politics.

The Handbook analyses how the dominant political and social coalitions of the region were forged in the Cold War era, and assesses the complex processes of transition towards various forms of democratic politics. How institutions and systems of governance are being forged in an increasingly global environment is discussed and whether civil society in Southeast Asia has really evolved as an independent sphere of social and political activity. The Handbook examines how national governments are dealing with growing tensions within the region as matters such as labour, human rights and the environment spill beyond national boundaries, and how they are establishing a place in the new global framework.

By engaging the Southeast Asian experience more firmly with larger debates about modern political systems, the Handbook is an essential reference tool for students and scholars of Political Science and Southeast Asian studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Interpreting the Politics of Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Labour Politics in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Oligarchs and Oligarchy in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Democracy and Money Politics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Populist Challenge to the Establishment Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Patronage-Based Parties and the Democratic Deficit in the Philippines Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Consultative Authoritarianism and Regime Change Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Vietnam Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Politics, Institutions and Performance Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Donors, Neo-Liberalism and Country Ownership in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Judicialization of Market Regulation in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Global Capitalism, the Middle Class and the Shape of the New Mega Cities of the Region Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Limits of Civil Society Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Decentralization and Democracy in Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Post-Authoritarian Politics of Agrarian and Forest Reform in Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Tackling the Legacies of Violence and Conflict Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Testing the Boundaries of the State Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Contested Borders, Contested Boundaries Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Trade Policy In Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Southeast Asian Perceptions Of American Power Download PDF
Chapter  22:  State Power, Social Conflicts and Security Policy In Southeast Asia Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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