Government and Politics in Southeast Asia

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N. John Funston
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2001 - Political Science - 435 pages
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There has been an avalanche of publications on Southeast Asia in recent years, but no one volume provides an accurate and up-to-date account of political institutions and practices in the region. This book fills that gap.


           Each country chapter provides a broad overview of the historical, social and economic setting. It then analyses in detail the political "institutions" of that country -- the constitution, head of state, executive (cabinet and both military and civilian bureaucracies), the legislature, elections, the judiciary, political parties, ideology, civil society and human rights. Finally, it examines major traditional concerns of political scientists -- who rules, who benefits, and the extent of legitimacy -- before addressing the more modern preoccupation with governance.

 

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Contents

BRUNEI
1
CAMBODIA
36
INDONESIA
74
LAOS
120
MALAYSIA
160
MYANMAR
203
PHILIPPINES
252
SINGAPORE
291
THAILAND
328
VIETNAM
372
CONCLUSION
411
INDEX
425
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John Funston is with the Department of Political and Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University, Australia.

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