Muslims can be found in all mainland countries, but the most significant populations are in southern Thailand and western Burma Arakan. The Cham people of central Vietnam and Cambodia are also Muslim. Islam is the state religion in Malaysia and Brunei.
Jump to navigation. In the post-cold war period, the region has witnessed at least three democratic milestones: first, inwhen the People Power Revolution in the Philippines led to the toppling of the Marcos regime and the rise of a new democratic government under Cory Aquino. Despite these achievements, various challenges in the recent years continue to curb democracy and democratization in the region.
A private diplomat has written an ambitious book on the power structures which define the region. By Michael Vatikiotis. Sweeping takes often fail to encapsulate the complexity of ancient cultures, languages and people that are to be found from the tip of Timor-Leste to the top of Myanmar.
This volume investigates the nature of threats facing, or perceived as facing, some of the key players involved in Asian maritime politics. The articles in this collection present case studies on Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia as a whole and focus on domestic definitions of threats and conceptualisations of security. These studies map the differing understandings of danger in this region and explore how contending narratives of "threats" and "security" affect the national maritime security policy deliberations within the countries of this region. Those interested in maritime security and management in Asia will find this collection an invaluable addition to the literature on this topic.
Authors: CroissantAurel, LorenzPhilip. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the political systems of all ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste from a comparative perspective. It investigates the political institutions, actors and processes in eleven states, covering democracies as well as autocratic regimes.
The region's role as a motor for Asia's economic growth is threatened by stability risks. These are challenging times for Southeast Asia. Despite buoyant economies, healthy investment and growing trade ties, predictability and certainty in the political sphere seem elusive for the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
The group has spurred economic integration, signing six free-trade agreements with other regional economies. Decisions are reached through consultation and consensus guided by the principles of noninterference in internal affairs and the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Some experts see this approach to decision-making as a chief drawback for the organization.
Southeast Asiaor Southeastern Asiais a subregion of Asiaconsisting of the countries that are geographically south of China and Japaneast of Indiawest of Papua New Guineaand north of Australia. The region is the only part of Asia that lies partly within the Southern Hemispherealthough the majority of it is in the Northern Hemisphere. In contemporary definition, Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions:.
On the one hand, they commit to economic openness, market mechanisms, and multilateralism in trade policy; on the other, they pursue state-driven models, interventionist practices, and more exclusive economic relations through bilateral and regional trading arrangements. Keywords: Southeast Asiaeconomic liberalizationeconomic interventionismbilateral and regional FTApatronage networksstate-business relationscritical political economy. Helen E.
Particular attention is given to the relationship between the state and various social and economic forces within these polities. Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules. Objectives and learning outcomes of the module By the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate that they can: Appreciate the similarities, differences, and idiosyncrasies of government and politics of Southeast Asian maritime and mainland countries; Critically examine the political and economic development and changes of the region in the post-colonial period; Understand the application of comparative politics in analysing the similarities and differences of countries in Southeast Asia in terms of their political systems, types of governance, processes of nation-state formation and building, establishment and consolidation of democratic rule and political legitimacy, and socio-cultural development; and Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the key states in the region in the areas of good governance, civil-military relations, nation-state building, democratic rule, political culture, and conflict management among others.