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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415185319

ISBN-13: 9780415185318

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The first study to relate the history and politics of the South East A sian Monarchy to the politics of the region today. Royalty plays a muc h more active role in the region than Europe, making this study valuab le for those interested in Asian Studies and Comparative Politics.

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The first study to relate the history and politics of the South East A sian Monarchy to the politics of the region today. Royalty plays a muc h more active role in the region than Europe, making this study valuab le for those interested in Asian Studies and Comparative Politics.

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

Preface Part One Opening Thoughts 1. Introduction Part Two Modern History 2. The colonial era: Varieties of Indirect Rule 3. On the eve of the present: after World War II 4. Indonesia: the exception that proves a rule? Part Three The latest phase 5. Laos: bowing off the stage of history 6. Cambodia: the King with nine lives 7. Malaysia: monarchy overawed 8. Brunei: perks and perils of absolute rule 9. Thailand: A King for all seasons Part Four: Closing Thoughts 10. Monarchy and Democracy APPENDIX Further glimpses of the deeper past

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