A book of original studies which suggests the different political outcomes which flow from industrialisation and economic development. It evaluates the various academic approaches to these questions, and then turns to a series of case studies of Southeast Asian countries.
The three editors of this volume are academic staff of Murdoch University: Kevin Hewison and Garry Rodan lecture in politics in the School of Social Sciences and Richard Robison is Professor of Southeast Asian Studies. All three are closely associated with the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University, and have written and published widely in the field of Southeast Asian affairs. Other contributors to the volume are Melanie Beresford, Geoffrey Gunn, Harold Crouch and Jane Hutchison.