The Politics of Elections in Southeast Asia

The Politics of Elections in Southeast Asia

by R. H. Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521564042

ISBN-13: 9780521564045

Pub. Date: 06/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Bringing together eleven studies, this volume examines the countries conducting multi-party elections since the l940s and l950s--Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma/Myanmar, and Singapore. It identifies the features of electoral politics in the region.

Overview

Bringing together eleven studies, this volume examines the countries conducting multi-party elections since the l940s and l950s--Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma/Myanmar, and Singapore. It identifies the features of electoral politics in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521564045
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2015
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: the study of elections in the politics of Southeast Asia R. H. Taylor; 1. Elections and participation in three Southeast Asian countries Benedict R. Anderson; 2. A useful fiction: democratic legitimization in New Order Indonesia R. William Liddle; 3. Elections without representation: the Singapore experience under the PAP Garry Rodan; 4. Elections' Janus face: limitations and potential in Malaysia K. S. Jomo; 5. Malaysia: do elections make a difference? Harold Crouch; 6. Contested meanings of elections in the Philippines Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet; 7. Elections in Burma/Mynmar: for whom and why? R. H. Taylor; 8. Elections and democratization in Thailand Suchit Bunbongkarn; 9. A tale of two democracies: conflicting perceptions of elections in Thai politics Anek Laothamatas; 10. The Cambodian elections of 1993: a case of power to the people? Kate G. Frieson; Afterword Dan S. Lev; Index.

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