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Buy Now Button with Credit CardsThis website is very much based on a regional research project comparing how the main political parties in the region work on the ground, how they organize membership and finances, and how the leadership is being (s)elected. The paperback version of the book is available at Amazon and several other book retailers as “Party Politics in Southeast Asia – Organization Money Influence”.
The e-book version at Barnes & Noble is only available in the US and some European countries but not yet in Southeast Asia. This is why  Partyforumseasia has decided to offer it here as e-pub plus PDF version. For the e-pub file you need a reading program (e.g. Nook, Adobe, Kindle, etc. which are all freely downloadable), whereas the PDF file can be read on any device.
The handling fee is 5 Singapore $ only. You can use the PayPal button above to order your copy now. Please make sure to send us your mail address into which you want to receive it!!

 Cover finalThis is the first comparative study on political parties in Southeast Asia covering eight of the ten ASEAN countries. Feudal Brunei Darussalam has no parties and for Laos we could not find a scholar willing or allowed to join the group of authors.
Southeast Asia is an economic power house of sorts with fledgling and often volatile political systems. Political parties and their leaders make decisions on behalf of more than 600 million people with a far reaching impact also on other parts of the world. This is why understanding the driving forces in and behind Southeast Asia’s political parties is important. This book provides a fresh look into organization and internal mechanisms of the main political parties in eight of the ten ASEAN countries, how they function on the ground, how they hold together, and how their leadership systems work. Internal competition and candidate selection, campaign strategies and party finances, money politics and career opportunities are a special focus in the eight country chapters.
While showing the difference between classical party models and the reality on the ground in Southeast Asia, the book provides broad information on party politics in the region, adding a practical view to the vast and often rather theory-loaded scholarly literature. It intends to reach out to party members and activists, journalists and other political observers, and to anybody interested in Southeast Asian politics.
Cambodia: Pan Sopheap, Yang Saing Koma, Kok Tha, Virak Bunnarath, Phnom Penh
Indonesia: Rainer Heufers, Warsito Ellwein, Vera J. Putri, M. Husni Thamrin, FNF Jakarta
Malaysia: Dr. Kartini Aboo Talib@Khalid, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Myanmar: Zaw Oo, Yangon, Moe Thuzar, ISEAS, Singapore
Philippines: Joy Aceron, School of Government at Ateneo de Manila University
Singapore: Ass.Prof. Dr.Netina Tan, McMaster University, Canada
Thailand: Dr. Pimrapaat Dusadeeisariyakul, FNF Bangkok
Vietnam: Kim Le, NUS, Singapore
Dr. Wolfgang Sachsenröder (ed.), ISEAS. Singapore

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940150397569
  • Publisher: Political Party Forum Southeast Asia
  • Publication date: 9/3/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 458
  • File size: 2 MB


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