Political Legitimacy in Southeast Asia: The Quest for Moral Authority

Political Legitimacy in Southeast Asia: The Quest for Moral Authority

by Muthiah Alagappa
     
 


The countries of Southeast Asia have had varying degrees of success in establishing governments that are perceived by their citizens to have the right to rule. This book analyzes variations in political legitimacy in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam to present specific conclusions on Southeast Asia and the relevance of the… See more details below

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The countries of Southeast Asia have had varying degrees of success in establishing governments that are perceived by their citizens to have the right to rule. This book analyzes variations in political legitimacy in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam to present specific conclusions on Southeast Asia and the relevance of the framework for the study of political legitimation in other countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804725606
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Series:
Contemporary Issues in Asia and Pacific Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
A Note on Thai and Vietnamese Names
Introduction1
1The Anatomy of Legitimacy11
2The Bases of Legitimacy31
3Contestation and Crisis54
4Malaysia: Aspects and Audiences of Legitimacy69
5Singapore: Political Legitimacy Through Managing Conformity108
6The Philippines: The Languages of Legitimation136
7Burma: The Depoliticization of the Political170
8Thailand: The Evolution of Legitimacy193
9Indonesia: Historicizing the New Order's Legitimacy Dilemma224
10Vietnam: The Changing Models of Legitimation257
11Seeking a More Durable Basis of Authority293
Notes337
Bibliography397
Index433

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