Globalization and Democracy in Southeast Asia: Challenges, Responses and Alternative Futures
Compiles articles relating to globalization and democracy evolution in Southeast Asia. Mentions recent concerns covering political crises, citizen uprising, ethnic identity politics, political reforms, social justice and inequality, and the persistence of political elite. Analyzes factors impacted by the legacy of the Cold war, economic development and liberalization, globalization, informal political powers, and the emerging middle class. Demonstrates political uprising in Malaysia, social dilemma in Singapore, Cambodia’s political change and inequality. Focuses on democratic movements among the middle class in Lao PDR, Vietnam’s democratization, ethnic identity crisis in Myanmar, and wealth inequality in the Philippines. Highlights Thailand’s political crisis, democracy, Thai coup’s cyber surveillance, and challenge ahead.