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The contributors to this edited collection analyze various aspects of democratic governance. The volume is organized into three thematic sections, each of which deals with different aspects of democratic governance in the region. The first section examines political culture, civil society, and democracy. The second part offers comparative analyses of institutional design systems of political representation. The third section centres on aspects of political performance and governance such as human rights performance, security sector governance, and the external as well as internal 'peacefulness' of the political regimes in Southeast Asia. The final chapter connects the insights derived from individual chapters and presents a comparative assessment of political performance and governance in democratic and non-democratic regimes in the region. Furthermore, it provides a comparative analysis of factors that are conducive or obstructive to future democratic change and democratic stability in Southeast Asia.


Description

The contributors to this edited collection analyze various aspects of democratic governance. The volume is organized into three thematic sections, each of which deals with different aspects of democratic governance in the region. The first section examines political culture, civil society, and democracy. The second part offers comparative analyses of institutional design systems of political representation. The third section centres on aspects of political performance and governance such as human rights performance, security sector governance, and the external as well as internal 'peacefulness' of the political regimes in Southeast Asia. The final chapter connects the insights derived from individual chapters and presents a comparative assessment of political performance and governance in democratic and non-democratic regimes in the region. Furthermore, it provides a comparative analysis of factors that are conducive or obstructive to future democratic change and democratic stability in Southeast Asia.


Contents

Introduction; M.Bünte & A.Croissant
Contours and Barriers to Democratization in Southeast Asia: A Comparative Analysis of How Southeast Asians View Democracy; D.C.Shin & Y.Cho
Associations and Social Networks in Southeast Asia: Schools of Democracy?; C.Park
Moore Meets Gramsci and Burke in Southeast Asia: New Democracies and 'Civil' Societies; M.R.Thompson
Political Islam and Democratization in Southeast Asia; A.Ufen
Types of Democracy in Southeast Asia and Democratic Consolidation; A.Croissant
Political Reform and the Demise of Consociationalism in Southeast Asia; B.Reilly
Decentralization and Democratic Governance in Southeast Asia: Theoretical Views, Conceptual Pitfalls and Empirical Ambiguities; M.Bünte
Coming Up Short? Party System Institutionalization in Southeast Asia; A.Hicken
An Appreciation of the Human Rights Situation in Southeast Asia; R.Rich
Democracy, the Military, and Security Sector Governance in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand; A.Croissant, P.W.Chambers, & P.Völkel
Democratic Conflict Management Capabilities in Southeast Asia; C.Trinn
Does Regime Type Matter? Southeast Asia's New Democracies and the Democratic Peace Hypothesis Revisited; J.Rüland & P.Nguitragool
Conclusion: The Challenges and Prospects of Democratic Governance in Southeast Asia; A.Croissant & M.Bünte



Authors

AUREL CROISSANT Director of the Institute of Political Science, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany. He has written extensively on East and Southeast Asia and published more than 150 books, and articles in edited volumes and peer reviewed journals including Democratization, Party Politics, Pacific Review, Electoral Studies, Journal of East Asian Studies and Contemporary Southeast Asia.
 
MARCO BÜNTE Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Asian Studies, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg, Germany. His has written widely on Southeast Asian politics and published more than a dozen articles in refereed journals and edited volumes. His most recent book is Democratization in Post Suharto Indonesia (2009).