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Contemporary Southeast Asia
2nd edition
Edited by Mark Beeson
 
 
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24 Nov 2008
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Southeast Asia is one of the world's most diverse and complex regions. At times it has been a beacon of hope for the developing world, at other times it has been synonymous with insecurity and economic failure. The second edition of this popular and critically acclaimed text has been extensively revised throughout and provides up-to-date coverage of the forces and dynamics that are shaping the region at both the national and regional level.

Contemporary Southeast Asia contains specially commissioned chapters – including seven which are entirely new to this edition – from leading area specialists. Carefully edited to ensure systematic coverage of key areas, it provides an accessible and thematically-structured comparative introduction to Southeast Asia and its distinctive patterns of strategic, political, economic and social organisation.


Description

Southeast Asia is one of the world's most diverse and complex regions. At times it has been a beacon of hope for the developing world, at other times it has been synonymous with insecurity and economic failure. The second edition of this popular and critically acclaimed text has been extensively revised throughout and provides up-to-date coverage of the forces and dynamics that are shaping the region at both the national and regional level.

Contemporary Southeast Asia contains specially commissioned chapters – including seven which are entirely new to this edition – from leading area specialists. Carefully edited to ensure systematic coverage of key areas, it provides an accessible and thematically-structured comparative introduction to Southeast Asia and its distinctive patterns of strategic, political, economic and social organisation.


Reviews

'[A]n important book...[which] accomplishes Beeson's goal of exploring the interaction between regional and national contexts...' - Jason S. Enia, Political Studies Review


Contents

Introduction: Making Sense of Southeast Asia; M.Beeson
The Historical Context; R.Elson
The End of Empire and the Cold War; M.T.Berger
The Political Economy of Southeast Asia; G.Felker
Public Policy; S.Fritzen
The Evolution of Democratic Politics; W.Case
Communitarian Politics of the East; C.Beng Huat
Civil Society in Southeast Asia; C.Hughes
Ethnic and Nationalist Politics in Southeast Asia; D.Brown
Islam in Southeast Asia; G.Fealy
The Pursuit of Security in Southeast Asia; A.Bellamy
China and Southeast Asia; A.Ba
Japan and Southeast Asia; J.Gilson
The US and Southeast Asia; J.Dorsch
Meeting the Challenges of Region-building in ASEAN; R.Stubbs
Environmental Challenges, Policy Failure and Regional Dynamics in Southeast Asia; L.Elliott
Southeast Asia in the Future; M.Beeson


Authors

MARK BEESON is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham, UK. Other recent books include Securing Southeast Asia (with Alex Bellamy), Regionalism, Globalization and East Asia, and Institutions of the Asia Pacific.