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Political Change in South-East Asia

Trimming the Banyan Tree

By Michael R.J Vatikiotis

Routledge – 1996 – 248 pages

Series: Politics in Asia

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Political Change in South-East Asia takes up the debate between those who resist the pressure for democracy and point to unchanging 'Asian' values, and those who believe that the appeal of democracy is universal.

The author examines the case for both sides and concludes that the strong state will be a fixture of South-East Asian politics for some considerable time to come. Increasingly close links between the ten states of South-East Asia are likely to reinforce perceptions of a common culture and in the end put up more effective defences against external cultural influence.

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Name: Political Change in South-East Asia: Trimming the Banyan Tree (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Michael R.J Vatikiotis. Political Change in South-East Asia takes up the debate between those who resist the pressure for democracy and point to unchanging 'Asian' values, and those who believe that the appeal of democracy is universal.The author examines the...
Categories: Asian Politics