Useful Literature on Political Parties and Party Politics in Southeast Asia:
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Alagappa, Muthiah, Political Legitimacy in Southeast Asia, Stanford, 1995
Carothers, Thomas, ‘Confronting the Weakest Link: Aiding Political Parties in New Democracies, 2006.
Case, William, Politics in Southeast Asia, Democracy or Less, Surrey 2002
Choi, Jungug, Votes, Party Systems, and Democracy in Asia, 2012
Gomez, Edmund Terence, Political Business in East Asia, 2002
Kuhonta, Erik M., Slater, Dan, Vu, Tuong, Southeast Asia in Political Science. Theory, Region, and Qualitative Analysis, Stanford 2008
Lewis, D.S. and Sagar, D.J., (Eds.), Political Parties of Asia and the Pacific. A Reference Guide
Liang, Fook Lye and Hofmeister, Wilhelm (Eds.), Political Parties, Party Systems and Democratization in East Asia, Singapore 2011
Marsh, Ian (Ed.), Democratisation, Government and Regionalism in East and Southeast Asia, London/New York, 2006
Reilly, Benjamin, Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific, Oxford University Press 2006
Reilly, Benjamin, ‘Electoral Systems and Party Systems’ in Russell Dalton, Doh Chull Shin and Yun-han Chu (eds) Party Politics in East Asia: Citizens, Elections and Democratic Development, Lynne Rienner, Boulder and London, 2008.
Reilly, Benjamin, ‘Democratization and Electoral Reform in the Asia-Pacific Region: Is There an ‘Asian Model’ of Democracy?’, Comparative Political Studies, 40(11),2007, pp. 1350-1371.
Reilly, Benjamin, ‘Electoral Systems and Party Systems in East Asia’, Journal of East Asian Studies, 7, 2007, pp. 185-192.
Reilly, Benjamin, ‘Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific’, Journal of Democracy, 18(1), 2007, pp. 58-72.
Reilly, Benjamin, ‘Electoral and Political Party Reform’ in Ross H. McLeod and Andrew MacIntyre (eds), Indonesia: Democracy and the Promise of Good Governance, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 2007
Rueland, Juergen et al., Parliaments and Political Change in Asia, Singapore (ISEAS) 2005
Sachsenroeder, Wolfgang / Frings, Ulrike (eds.), Political Party Systems and Democratic Development in East and Southeast Asia, Ashgate, 1998
Scott, James C, Patron-Client Politics and Political Change in Southeast Asia. In: American Political Science Review, 66-1: 91-113
Taylor, R.H., The Politics of Elections in Southeast Asia, Cambridge 1996
Wang, Gungwu, Party and Nation in Southeast Asia, in: Millennial Asia, Vol.1, Nr. 1, Jan-June 2010, pp 41-57 Partyforumseasia: In this interesting historical perspective of party formation in Southeast Asia, Wang argues that the quasi absence of nation states in 1945 and the following necessity of nation building has created parties that had to improvise for survival and that “none resembles the classic parties of the West.” (p.54)