At the epicenter of the world's most dynamic economic continent, Southeast Asia provides a window into some of the most important contemporary global developments in politics, and plays a crucial role in determining the wider region's future. The 3rd edition of this highly-acclaimed text provides a comprehensive analysis of Southeast Asia's remarkable variety of political systems, cultures and traditions, which are without exception all undergoing a variety of major changes. Written by a team of leading experts on Southeast Asia, this volume provides an accessible introduction to a region being buffeted by profound internal social transformation and great power confrontation, as well as the continuing challenges of economic development and environmental management.
Comprehensive in its analysis and ambitious in scope, this book will be the perfect introduction for students interested in the culture, politics, economy and society of the nations of Southeast Asia.
Alice D. Ba is Associate Professor in Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware, USA. Mark Beeson is Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Western Australia, Australia.
1. Introduction: The continuing evolution of Southeast Asia; Alice D. Ba & Mark Beeson.- 2. Southeast Asia: Historical Context; Robert Cribb.- 3. Nationalism and Ethnicity; Claire Sutherland .- 4. Public Administration in the Age of 'Good Governance'; Scott Fritzen.- 5. The Political Economy of Southeast Asia; Greg Felker.- 6. Varieties of Authoritarianism and the Limits of Democracy in Southeast Asia; Aim Sinpeng & Aries Arugay.- 7. Culture as a Perspective on Southeast Asian Politics and International Relations; Alan Chong.- 8. Islam and Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia; Eunsook Jung.- 9. Regionalism and Southeast Asia; Matt Davies.- 10. The Environment in Southeast Asia: Injustice, Conflict and Activism; Adam Simpson.- 11. Labour Migration in Southeast Asia: In Search of Regional Governance; Stefan Rother.- 12. Transnational Civil Society, the Market and Governance in Reform in Southeast Asia; Helen Nesadurai.- 13. Security in Southeast Asia; Andrew Tan.- 14. Southeast Asia and China: Engagement and Constrainment; Alice D. Ba & Cheng-Chwee Kuik.- 15. Japan and Southeast Asia; Hidetaka Yoshimatsu.- 16. The United States and Southeast Asia; David Capie.- 17. Looking Ahead; Alice D. Ba & Mark Beeson