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
     
 

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.  See more details below

Overview

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

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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