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Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization

Edited by: William Case

Print publication date:  April  2015
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138939042
eBook ISBN: 9781315674735
Adobe ISBN: 9781317380061

10.4324/9781315674735
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Southeast Asia, an economically dynamic and strategically vital region, seemed until recently to be transiting to more democratic politics. This progress has suddenly stalled or even gone into reverse, requiring that analysts seriously rethink their expectations and theorizing. The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization provides the first book-length account of the reasons for democracy’s declining fortunes in the region today. Combining theory and case studies, it is structured in four major sections:

  • Stunted Trajectories and Unhelpful Milieus
  • Wavering Social Forces
  • Uncertain Institutions
  • Country cases and democratic guises

This interdisciplinary reference work addresses topics including the impact of belief systems, historical records, regional and global contexts, civil society, ethnicity, women, Islam, and social media. The performance of political institutions is also assessed, and the volume offers a series of in-depth case studies, evaluating the country records of particular democratic, hybrid, and authoritarian regimes from a democratization perspective. Bringing together nearly 30 key international experts in the field, this cutting-edge Handbook offers a comprehensive and fresh investigation into democracy in the region

This timely survey will be essential reading for scholars and students of Democratization and Asian Politics, as well as policymakers concerned with democracy’s setbacks in Southeast Asia and the implications for the region’s citizens.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Democracy’s mixed fortunes in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Dead idea (still) walking Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Democratization and human rights in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  ASEAN, regionalism and democracy Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The global context of regime change Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Demystifying ‘people power’ Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The middle class and democracy in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Conflict, oppositional spaces and political representation in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Civil society and democratisation in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Ethnicity and democracy Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Islam and political democracy Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Women and democracy in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Hype or hubris? Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Electoral systems Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Rethinking party system institutionalization in Southeast Asia and beyond Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Democracy, hybridity, and accountability in Southeast Asia’s legislatures  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Courts and judicialization in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Democracy, the rule of law and governance in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Money politics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Southeast Asian militaries in the age of democratization Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Can the Philippines’ wild oligarchy be tamed? Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Democracy in Thailand Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Singapore Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Myanmar Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Democracy and Vietnam Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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