This book analyzes the overall effect of American primacy on social and political conflicts in Asia, discussing how the post-Cold War American agenda does not promote democratization in the region, in contradiction to one of the major proclaimed aims of the proponents of the Pax Americana. This team of renowned scholars argue that the US agenda can strengthen anti-democratic impulses in Asian societies, exacerbating and complicating existing domestic conflicts and struggles. Empire and Neoliberalism in Asia also examines how the requirements of the War on Terror intersect with, and reinforce, those of transnationalized sections of American capital. Drawing on country case studies, this multidisciplinary book looks at the ramifications of the American Empire for the Asian region and will appeal to anyone interested in Asian politics, international relations, political economy, development studies and sociology.
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Author Biography - Vedi R. Hadiz
Vedi Hadiz is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. His books include Workers and the State in New Order Indonesia (London, Routledge, 1997); Reorganising Power in Indonesia: The Politics of Oligarchy in an Age of Markets (co-author, London, RoutledgeCurzon 2004); The Politics of Economic Development in Indonesia: Contending Perspectives (co-editor, London, Routledge, 1997); and Indonesian Politics and Society: A Reader (co-editor, London, RoutledgeCurzon, 2003).