ISBN 9788130907994,The Changing Dynamics of Southeast Asian Politics

The Changing Dynamics of Southeast Asian Politics



Lynne Rienner Publishers

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788130907994

ISBN-10 8130907992


Number of Pages 284 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Focusing on the nexus of global, regional, and national dynamics in Southeast Asia, Jorn Dosch explores the profound political changes that have occurred in recent years, both within the region and in its international relations.

Dosch first examines the realm of foreign policy, with an emphasis on the link between democratization and the conduct of foreign affairs. Subsequent chapters consider the origins of insurgencies and terrorism, responses to national and international security threats, and the increasing importance of subregional cooperation. The efforts of the international donor community to promote good governance are highlighted, as is ASEAN's inability to respond to new international challenges. The book concludes with an assessment of the region's current geostrategic position and the new contours of its relations with the US and the countries of Europe and East Asia.

About the Author
Jorn Dosch is professor of Asia-Pacific Studies at the University of Leeds. He is coauthor of The New Global Politics of the Asia-Pacific.

Table of Contents
Global, Regional, and National Dynamics in Southeast Asian Politics
Making Foreign Policy: The Impact of Democratization
Security and the Challenge of Terrorism
Crossing Cold War Divides: Cooperation in the Mekong Valley
Decentralizing Cambodia: The International Hijacking of National Politics?
Rethinking Regionalism: ASEAN and Beyond
Conclusion: The Deepening and Broadening of Political Activity