Legacy Of Engagement In Southeast Asia
by Murphy, Ann Marie; Bridget Welsh Et Al (Eds.)
About This Book
This collection of essays explores the dramatic political, economic, and social transformations in Southeast Asia since 1945. Academics and practitioners trace three themes - transformations within Southeast Asian countries, the actors and processes that contributed to these changes, and new dynamics in foreign relations. These diachronic essays examine how engagement among Southeast Asians and between regional and outside actors has affected patterns of democracy, development, and international relations. By looking back to understand the contemporary political and economic landscape of Southeast Asia, these essays shed light on how modern Southeast Asia has evolved. Special focus centres on US engagement with the region, by both governmental and non-governmental organisations.
This festschrift comprises of essays contributed by former colleagues, friends and students of the late John "Jack" Bresnan, who had spent more than 50 years in "engaging" Southeast Asia.
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