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Contemporary Southeast Asia (3rd Edition)

The Politics of Change, Contestation, and Adaptation

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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...

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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.  

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  • New edition of a successful text bringing together specially commissioned chapters by leading authorities tightly edited to a common framework
  • Genuinely comparative in scope with chapters focused on key topics rather than country-by-country
  • Thoroughly updated throughout and contains 13 completely new chapters

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

‘An engaging, carefully curated, and timely text featuring a new generation of Southeast Asian scholars. Multi-disciplinary, eclectic in topics and theoretical starting points, written in fresh and accessible prose, it is an excellent resource for students looking to advance their thinking about a complex and diverse region, which is both important in its own right as well as increasingly pivotal in a fast-changing global order.’ – Paul Evans, University of British Columbia, Canada
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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.

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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.

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