Southeast Asia in the New International Era


Robert Dayley

Seventh Edition • July 12, 2016 • 356 pages


Print ISBN: 9780813350110 • $45.00 USD$58.50 CAN

Ebook ISBN: 9780813350462 • $28.99 USD$28.99 CAN

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Southeast Asia in the New International Era provides readers with up-to-date coverage on a vibrant region home to more than 600 million people, vast cultural diversity, and dynamic globalized markets. Sensitive to historical legacies, and with special attention to developments since the end of the Cold War, this book highlights the people, events, and institutions that shape the region. Employing a country-by-country format, the analysis engages in context-specific treatment of the region’s eleven countries: Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. Each chapter focuses on political and economic developments, key institutions, state-society relations, and foreign affairs.

In timely response to the December 2015 launch of the new ASEAN Community, or AEC, this seventh edition includes a brand new chapter on ASEAN and fifty years of evolving regional integration. Updated country chapters analyze recent events such as Thailand’s May 2014 military coup, the rebirth of democratic institutions in Myanmar, rising tensions in the South China Sea, the election of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Indonesia, and the Rohingya refugee crisis. Southeast Asia in the New International Era makes sense of these and other developments in the region, leaving readers with a solid foundation for further study.


Robert Dayley is professor of international political economy and Asian studies at The College of Idaho.

Preface and Acknowledgments to the Seventh Edition
Acronyms

1 Introduction
Map of Southeast Asia
Institutions and Social Groups
State-Society Relations and Democracy
Economy and Development
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Notes
2 Thailand
Map of Thailand
Institutions and Social Groups
State-Society Relations and Democracy
Economy and Development
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Notes
3 Myanmar (Burma)
Map of Myanmar (Burma)
Institutions and Social Groups
State-Society Relations and Democracy
Economy and Development
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Notes
4 Vietnam
Map of Vietnam
Institutions and Social Groups
State-Society Relations and Democracy
Economy and Development
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Notes
5 Cambodia
Map of Cambodia
Institutions and Social Groups
State-Society Relations and Democracy
Economy and Development
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Notes
6 Laos
Map of Laos
Institutions and Social Groups
State-Society Relations and Democracy
Economy and Development
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Notes
7 The Philippines
Map of the Philippines
Institutions and Social Groups
State-Society Relations and Democracy
Economy and Development
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Notes
8 Indonesia
Map of Indonesia
Institutions and Social Groups
State-Society Relations and Democracy
Economy and Development
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Notes
9 Timor-Leste
Map of Timor-Leste
Institutions and Social Groups
State-Society Relations and Democracy
Economy and Development
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Notes
10 Malaysia
Map of Malaysia
Institutions and Social Groups
State-Society Relations and Democracy
Economy and Development
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Notes
11 Singapore
Map of Singapore
Institutions and Social Groups
State-Society Relations and Democracy
Economy and Development
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Notes
12 Brunei
Map of Brunei
Institutions and Social Groups
State-Society Relations and Democracy
Economy and Development
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Notes
13 ASEAN
Regionalism and the “ASEAN Way”
ASEAN Enlargement ASEAN’s
Record of Action (and Inaction)
ASEAN-led Multilateral Institutions
ASEAN at Fifty
Notes

Index

Praise for Previous Editions

“Authoritative, engaging, and rigorously comparative, this comprehensive text enables college students and general readers to gain a strong grasp of the political diversity, economic differences, and social complexity of the eleven countries in Southeast Asia.” —Pek Koon Heng, American University School of International Service

“A superb survey describing political developments in Southeast Asia and explaining the historical and cultural underpinnings that have contributed to these developments…a must-read for students and professionals who aspire to better understand Southeast Asia’s significance in a new international era.” —John J. Brandon, The Asia Foundation

“A comprehensive and accessible introduction to the region for undergraduates. With clear coverage of politics, recent history, social institutions, and economic development, the text serves as a valuable complement to virtually any course on contemporary Asia.” —Steven Jug, Baylor University

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