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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415185318
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • 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
List of abbreviations
A chronological key to principal events, 1840-2000, by country
Map of South-East Asia
Pt. I Opening thoughts 1
1 Introduction 3
Pt. II Modern history 23
2 The colonial era: varieties of Indirect Rule 25
3 On the threshold of the present: post-war developments 37
4 Indonesia: the exception that proves the rule? 73
Pt. III The latest phase 81
5 Laos: bowing off the stage of history 83
6 Cambodia: the King with nine lives 89
7 Malaysia: monarchy overawed 100
8 Brunei: perks and perils of absolute rule 118
9 Thailand: a King for all seasons 136
Pt. IV Closing thoughts 155
10 Monarchy and democracy 157
Pt. V Steps retraced 167
11 Further glimpses of the deeper past 169
Notes 206
Bibliography 244
Index 260
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