Southeast Asia: The Diversity Dilemma
by Sree Kumar & Sharon Siddique
About This Book
The concept 'Southeast Asia' is often difficult to grasp or handle. This accessibly written study explores the external factors and regional dynamics which are making 'Southeast Asia' a meaningful entity.
Among the subjects discussed are: the historical regimes and religoius and ethnic groupings which contribute to the multi-layered identities of the peoples of the area; the patchy history of the "economic growth triangles" of the 1990s; ASEAN and its relevance to security and geopolitical issues; diversities, sensitivities and inflammabilities in religion and ethnicity; Southeast Asia's place in relation to India and China; to US, Australia and Europe; and to Japan and the Middle East; and brinkmanship and the future of Southeast Asia. With bibliography and index.
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