Dictionary of the Modern Politics of South-East Asia


The Dictionary of the Modern Politics of South-East Asia provides comprehensive coverage of the political history of this important region since the end of the Second World War. Over 400 alphabetically-organized entries cover Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia (Kampuchia), Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Individual entries provide detailed information and authoritative commentary for the central figures, political parties and organizations, political systems and structures, major events, and key documents, including constitutions and treaties, of the region, as well as clarifying the terminology - acronyms, abbreviations and non-English terms - in use. Additionally, for each state covered, an extended narrative analyses its recent history and political and social development. Extensive cross-referencing and a subject index assist the reader to the required material and subject bibliographies refer the researcher to source and secondary matter. The Dictionary will be of wide general use in the fields of politics, modern history, economics, international relations, strategic studies, political geography, area studies and development.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1995


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