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.
ASEAN, Boat People, Brunei Revolt, Buddhism, Communism in South-East Asia, Doi Moi, Fretilin, General Giap, Herzog Affair, Ho Chi Minh, Indochina Wars, Islam, Khmer Rouge, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Manila Pact, Ferdinand Marcos, Mekong Project, Nixon Doctrine, Overseas Chinese, Pathet Lao, Pol Pot, Fidel Ramos, South China Sea, Spratly Islands, President Suharto, Tet Offensive, Tonkin Gulf Incident, Vietnam War, Young Turks, ZOPFAN