Southeast Asia — Which Path Ahead?

  • Robert A. Scalapino


Despite the special problems and opportunities confronting it, Southeast Asia shares with other regions one basic challenge. The central issue that will confront every nation in the coming decades is whether those manmade institutions essential to governance and social order can keep pace with the extraordinary new phases of the scientific-technological revolution into which an ever greater portion of the world is being thrust. Hence, before turning to Southeast Asia specifically, I would like to suggest very briefly the context in which this region will find itself in the decades ahead.


Foreign Policy ASEAN Community ASEAN State Chinese Foreign Policy Communist Movement 
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© Springer Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Scalapino
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  1. 1.Institute of East Asian StudiesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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