Southeast Asia in the New International Era / Edition 5

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The fifth edition of this widely read introduction to Southeast Asian politics highlights the dramatic events sweeping the region in recent decades. The region's diverse mix of democratic, pseudodemocratic, and authoritarian regimes is examined in terms of each country's political history, key institutions, and major social groups. A survey of economic development and new challenges in foreign affairs, including the U.S. war on terror, political Islam, and the rise of China, also informs the analysis. Authors Robert Dayley and Clark D. Neher cover all eleven countries of contemporary Southeast Asia-Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and, new to this edition, Timor-Leste.

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Praise from Previous Editions:

"One of America’s premier Southeast Asia scholars, Clark Neher, and his co-author, Robert Dayley, assess the major regional players and issues in this new edition of the highly regarded Southeast Asia in the New International Era. Exploring the current impact of transnational terrorism, globalization, economic volatility, and the region’s relations with the great powers, this volume is an excellent choice for students, business people, and policymakers."
Sheldon Simon, Arizona State University

"Robert Dayley and Clark Neher have written a superb survey describing political developments in Southeast Asia and explaining the historical and cultural underpinnings that have contributed to these developments. Their balanced and insightful analysis is a must-read for students and professionals who aspire to better understand Southeast Asia’s significance in a new international era."
John J. Brandon, The Asia Foundation

"Few texts available to students contain simultaneously the breadth (all countries, including Brunei and Timor-Leste) and depth of timely information on the latest developments in Southeast Asia. The authors have compiled a thorough historical and cultural account, but also of political developments in a way that distinguishes this book. There are even select indicators that help to define these nations in comparative perspective. I have been waiting for something like this for my course on The Politics of Southeast Asia. Working from unpublished proofs, students have already been impressed with both the coverage and detail of these discussions of the nations of Southeast Asia. I know of no better introduction to the region as a whole. It is exactly what I have been looking for."
Robert B. Albritton, University of Mississippi

"Clark Neher has once again done the almost impossible in writing a lucid, comprehensive and coherent book…. There is no better basic work to introduce the region (or reintroduce it) than Clark Neher’s fine book… A useful and important book."
Journal of Asian Business

"One of the few broad, timely surveys of Southeast Asia now available, and it contains much historical and cultural perspective."
Foreign Affairs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813344041
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 7/27/2009
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Dayley is professor of international political economy and Asian studies at The College of Idaho and is the 2011 CASE-Carnegie Foundation Idaho Professor of the Year.

Clark D. Neheris emeritus Distinguished Teaching Professor of political science and former director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Thailand 23

3 The Philippines 65

4 Indonesia 99

5 Malaysia 133

6 Singapore 159

7 Brunei 179

8 Burma 189

9 Vietnam 217

10 Cambodia 245

11 Laos 275

12 Timor-Leste 293

Southeast Asia : select indicators 311

Index 313

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