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South-East Asia A Political Profile

ISBN-10: 0195517571

ISBN-13: 9780195517576

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Damien Kingsbury

List price: $55.00
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South-East Asia: A Political Profile is an ideal introduction to the politics of South-East Asia. It introduces the key themes and issues that influence politics in the region, also examining differences and trends. The text looks at methods of achieving power and styles of government and the effect of modernization. It investigates the relationship between authority and legitimacy, and civil and political rights. Other topics include economic development, security issues, terrorism, nationalism, and communism. The text then examines each country individually, revealing how its politics are shaped by local conditions, history, and influences, and identifies its key political procedures and institutions. It provides an excellent background to the political systems and processes in the region and a highly useful overview of each individual country.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Damien Kingsbury is a professor and Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Development, and Human Rights at Deakin University. He was coordinator of Australian NGO observer missions to Timor-Leste's ballot for independence, and its 2007 and 2012 elections, and is a regular visitor to Timor-Leste. He is author of East Timor: The Price of Liberty , and editor or co-editor of two other books on Timor-Leste's politics.

Introduction
Constructing the Modern State
Authority and Legitimacy
Economic and Political Development
Security Issues
Burma: The Garrison State
Thailand: The Survivor Mandala
Laos: The Land in Between
Cambodia: ""The Dancing Country""
Vietnam: The Little Dragon
Malaysia: Inclusion and Exclusion
Brunei: Floating on Oil
Phillipines: Oligarchic Democracy
Singapore: The Corporate State
Indonesia: Diversity in Unity
East Timor: The Difficult Birth of a New State
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index