Michael Leifer: Selected Works on Southeast Asia

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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2005 - National security - 748 pages
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Michael Leifer who died in 2001 was undisputedly the doyen of Southeast Asian Studies. He has left behind a very rich legacy of works on the Southeast Asian region - ASEAN, regional order and conflict, great power policies towards the region, maritime security in Southeast Asia, and studies of the domestic policies of individual Southeast Asian countries. He also addressed broader thematic issues such as nationalism and revolution in Southeast Asia, the decolonization process, and balance of power in the region. Much of Michael Leifer's work on the region has an enduring quality, which will have resonance and relevance to students and later generations of scholars and researchers. Considering the depth and extensive reach of his work on Southeast Asia, this volume of his selected works will capture the encyclopaedic range of his expertise on the region. This book is the first of its kind.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCING SOUTHEAST ASIA
1
Introduction by Chin Kin Wah
23
CONFLICT AND COOPERATION
33
Southeast Asian Countries
62
of Southeast Asia
78
ASEAN AND REGIONAL ORDER
87
Regionalism the Global Balance and Southeast Asia
91
ASEANs Search for Regional Order
98
Problems of Authority and Political Succession in Cambodia
387
Rebellion or Subversion in Cambodia?
394
Cambodia and Her Neighbours
399
The Politics of Attrition
405
The Anguish of Cambodia
411
Challenges Remain in Cambodia
424
Tune Back In Friends of Cambodia the Crisis Show Isnt Over
427
MALAYSIA
431

Seeking a New Balance
111
A Category Mistake
119
ASEAN as a Model of a Security Community?
136
Regional Solutions to Regional Problems?
145
Truth about the Balance of Power
152
The Merits of Multilateralism
155
The Limits to ASEANs Expanding Role
164
THE CAMBODIA CONFLICT
189
The Indochina Problem
193
The Rights of State v the Rights of People
207
Interests and Roles of the External Powers
216
UNTAC Fulfils Its Mission
232
EXTERNAL ACTORS AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
239
AngloAmerican Differences over Malaysia
243
The British Presence and Commonwealth Rivalry in Southeast Asia
251
Interdependence and Accommodation
258
The Limits to Pragmatic Diplomacy
272
Whos It that Really Needs to be Engaged?
283
The European Union ASEAN and the Politics of Exclusion
286
Israels Changing Relationship with Southeast Asia
289
ASEAN AND THE ECEU
297
Regional DecisionMaking and Corporate Foreign Policies
299
Europe and Southeast Asia
308
The Perils and Benefits of Expansion
317
THE MARITIME DIMENSION
325
The Maritime Regime and Regional Security in East Asia
327
The Straits Are Not Protected
345
Stalemate in the South China Sea
348
DOMESTIC POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICIES
357
Introduction by Leo Suryadinata
359
CAMBODIA
367
The Failure of Political Institutionalization in Cambodia
371
Politics and Constitutional Stability in Malaysia
435
Consequences of Communal Violence
446
Tensions in a Multiracial State
457
The Malaysian Example
467
AngloMalaysian Alienation Revisited
472
SINGAPORE
491
The Politics of Federation
495
Triumph of the Will
513
Backseat Driver
520
Overnight an Oasis May Become a Desert
524
Political Catalysis and Transnational Politics
530
Singapore in Regional and Global Context Sustaining Exceptionalism
537
Coping with Vulnerability
549
INDONESIA
557
Whither Indonesian Nationalism?
561
Uncertainty in Indonesia
565
The Challenge of Creating a Civil Society in Indonesia
579
Lesson from a Downfall
588
Change and Continuity
592
A Case of Functional Ambiguity
603
Indonesias Dilemmas of Engagement with China
616
VIETNAM BRUNEI THE PHILIPPINES AND THAILAND
631
Coping with Vulnerability
633
Vietnams Changing Relations with China
642
The Predicament of the Brunei Sultanate
654
Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy
657
The Philippines and Sabah Irredenta
672
The Politics of DeStalinization
682
Can Democracy Last in Thailand?
689
Bibliography
693
Index
713
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