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Description - South East Asia by Damien Kingsbury

South-East Asia: A Political Profile is an ideal introduction to the politics of South-East Asia. It introduces the key themes and issues that influence politics in the region, also examining differences and trends. The text looks at methods of achieving power and styles of government and the effect of modernisation. It investigates the relationship between authority and legitimacy, and civil and political rights. Other topics include economic development, security issues, terrorism, nationalism, and communism. The text then examines each country individually, revealing how its politics are shaped by local conditions, history, and influences, and identifies its key political procedures and institutions. It provides an excellent background to the political systems and processes in the region and a highly useful overview of each individual country. * Perfect beginner's introduction to South-East Asian politics * Examines key themes and issues across the region * Detailed coverage of specific countries in individual chapters

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195517576
ISBN-10: 0195517571
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 170mm x 25mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: OUP Australia and New Zealand
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Damien Kingsbury

Damien Kingsbury is Senior Lecturer in International Development at Deakin University, Victoria where he focuses on political development in South East Asia generally and Indonesia in particular.

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