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Government & Politics in Southeast Asia

by John Funston

There has been an avalanche of publications on Southeast Asia in recent years, but no one volume provides an accurate and up-to-date account of political institutions and practices in the region. This book fills that gap.
          
Each country chapter provides a broad overview of the historical, social and economic setting. It then analyses in detail the political "institutions" of that country -- the constitution, head of state, executive (cabinet and both military and civilian bureaucracies), the legislature, elections, the judiciary, political parties, ideology, civil society and human rights. Finally, it examines major traditional concerns of political scientists -- who rules, who benefits, and the extent of legitimacy -- before addressing the more modern preoccupation with governance.
          

          

          

          

          

          

          

          

          

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Preliminary pages, List of Contributors, Preface
Introduction
1. Brunei: Malay, Monarchical, Micro-state
2. Cambodia: After the Killing Fields
3. Indonesia: Transforming the Leviathan
4. Laos: Timid Transition
5. Malaysia: Developmental State Challenged
6. Myanmar: Military in Charge
7. Philippines: Counting People Power
8. Singapore: Meritocratic City-State
9. Thailand: Reform Politics
10. Vietnam: Doi Moi Difficulties
Conclusion
Index

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  • Number of Pages : 435
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 640g
  • Product Code : 9789812301338
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

John Funston

John Funston was a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies for four years, until March 2001.