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