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Resisting Dictatorship : Repression and Protest in Southeast Asia - Vincent Boudreau

Resisting Dictatorship

Repression and Protest in Southeast Asia

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9780521839891
Number Of Pages: 290

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Vincent Boudreau's book compares state repression in three post-war dictatorships under Burma's Ne Win, Indonesia's Suharto and the Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos. In each case the dictator faced distinct social challenges and responded with specifically tailored repressive strategies. These strategies shaped the resources, social bases and opposition cultures available to dissidents and in turn influenced the effectiveness of that opposition. The author balances his first-hand research in the countries in question with the social movements literature to consider the long-term interactions between the regimes and their societies in the wake of repression, and the emergence of the democracy movements which followed. This is a thought-provoking book, which offers one of the first truly comparative studies on dictatorship, resistance and democracy in South East Asia. As such, it will be invaluable to students, as well as to those involved in policy making and commentating on the region.

Industry Reviews

'A brilliant study of dictatorship, resistance, and democratization ... This important book will be of interest to all scholars of social movements, as well as to specialists in Southeast Asian studies.' Journal of Third World Studies

List of maps
List of abbreviations
Protest, repression and transition in Southeast Asia
Authoritarian attack and dictatorial rise
Protest in socialist Burma
New Order repression and the Indonesian opposition
The Philippine new society and state repression
Repression and protest in comparative perspective
People power and insurgency in the Philippine transition
Protest and the underground in Burma
Indonesiaa's democracy protests
Democracy protest and state repression
List of references
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ISBN: 9780521839891
ISBN-10: 0521839890
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 1st November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.15  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.64