Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia

An Introduction to Governments and Political Regimes

  • Aurel Croissant
  • Philip Lorenz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Aurel Croissant, Philip Lorenz
    Pages 15-33
  3. Aurel Croissant, Philip Lorenz
    Pages 113-139
  4. Aurel Croissant, Philip Lorenz
    Pages 141-176
  5. Aurel Croissant, Philip Lorenz
    Pages 213-254
  6. Aurel Croissant, Philip Lorenz
    Pages 291-330
  7. Aurel Croissant, Philip Lorenz
    Pages 331-366
  8. Aurel Croissant, Philip Lorenz
    Pages 367-402

About this book


This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the political systems of all ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste from a comparative perspective. It investigates the political institutions, actors and processes in eleven states, covering democracies as well as autocratic regimes. Each country study includes an analysis of the current system of governance, the party and electoral system, and an assessment of the state, its legal system and administrative bodies. Students of political science and regional studies will also learn about processes of democratic transition and autocratic persistence, as well as how civil society and the media influence the political culture in each country. 


Politics of Southeast Asia System of government Political system ASEAN Democratization Autocratic regime Electoral system and elections Parties and party system State and public administration Civil-military relations Civil society and political culture Legal and judicial system ASEAN countries Southeast Asia

Authors and affiliations

  • Aurel Croissant
    • 1
  • Philip Lorenz
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Political ScienceHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Political ScienceHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

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