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Democracy And Development In Southeast Asia : The Winds Of Change - Clark D. Neher

Democracy And Development In Southeast Asia

The Winds Of Change

Paperback Published: 12th December 1995
ISBN: 9780813319858
Number Of Pages: 244

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Exploring the remarkable political and economic changes sweeping Southeast Asia, the authors take as their starting point the trend--albeit uneven--toward democratization. They focus specifically on "Asian democracy, '" a form that has been adapted by Southeast Asians to suit their own particular needs.This book begins by building a framework for understanding democracy in its broadest sense. The authors investigate the uniquely Asian style of democracy, which borrows democratic political institutions and meshes them with the cultural patterns specific to each country. In separate chapters, the authors trace the evolutionary historical processes within each country, as well as citizen participation, electoral practices, and civil liberties. The chapters end with an assessment of the prospects for democracy in that nation as well as an evaluation of whether democratic regimes are necessary for developing successful economies and societies in the new international era.

Prefacep. xiii
Acronymsp. xvii
The Concept of Democracyp. 1
Asian-Style Democracyp. 13
Thailandp. 29
The Philippinesp. 52
Indonesiap. 75
Malaysiap. 96
Burmap. 112
Singapore and Bruneip. 129
Vietnam and Laosp. 148
Cambodiap. 170
Democracy and Developmentp. 188
Bibliographyp. 203
About the Book and Authorsp. 211
Indexp. 212
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ISBN: 9780813319858
ISBN-10: 0813319854
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 12th December 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.29  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1