Monarchy in South East Asia: The Faces of Tradition in Transition

Monarchy in South East Asia: The Faces of Tradition in Transition

by Roger Kershaw
     
 

This title is the first study to relate the history and contemporary role of the South East Asian monarchy to the politics of the region today. Comprehensive & up-to-date, Monarchy in South East Asia features an historical and political overview of
*Cambodia
*Thailand
*Malaysia
*Brunei
*Indonesia
*Laos
*as well as the region in general.

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This title is the first study to relate the history and contemporary role of the South East Asian monarchy to the politics of the region today. Comprehensive & up-to-date, Monarchy in South East Asia features an historical and political overview of
*Cambodia
*Thailand
*Malaysia
*Brunei
*Indonesia
*Laos
*as well as the region in general.
The excellent coverage of this fascinating subject should be of interest to general reader as well as to specialists focusing on region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415185318
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Politics in Asia Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Preface
List of abbreviations
A chronological key to principal events, 1840-2000, by country
Map of South-East Asia
Pt. IOpening thoughts1
1Introduction3
Pt. IIModern history23
2The colonial era: varieties of Indirect Rule25
3On the threshold of the present: post-war developments37
4Indonesia: the exception that proves the rule?73
Pt. IIIThe latest phase81
5Laos: bowing off the stage of history83
6Cambodia: the King with nine lives89
7Malaysia: monarchy overawed100
8Brunei: perks and perils of absolute rule118
9Thailand: a King for all seasons136
Pt. IVClosing thoughts155
10Monarchy and democracy157
Pt. VSteps retraced167
11Further glimpses of the deeper past169
Notes206
Bibliography244
Index260

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