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Globalization and Its Counter-forces in Southeast Asia

Terence Chong

Publication Year: 2008

This volume is a collection of essays from a diverse group of scholars. Collectively, they present a multidimensional perspective of globalization in Southeast Asia. They delve into the political, economic, security, social, and cultural dimensions of globalization and local responses, offering evidence of complex interfacing between the global and the local, thus championing the need for a multidisciplinary approach to globalization studies. This volume depicts globalization as an uneven and, sometimes, undesired process, and resists the temptation for easy conclusions to the challenges facing the region today.

Published by: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Title Page, Copyright

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

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pp. vii-viii

It is a cliché now to talk about a globalized world or that globalization is changing the way we live. It is a cliché because it is an everyday reality which we cannot escape. If globalization is an inescapable reality, then its consequences and side-effects are long...

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

This book is the product of two different workshops on globalization in Southeast Asia held at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS). The first was jointly organized by ISEAS and the Swedish School of Advanced Asia-Pacific Studies (SSAAPS). Entitled “Globalization and its Counterforces”, the workshop...

The Contributors

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pp. x-xi

INTRODUCTION

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1. Counter-forces: The Politics of Uneven Power

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pp. 3-18

This book is the product of two different workshops on globalization in Southeast Asia held at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS). The first was jointly organized by ISEAS and the Swedish School of Advanced Asia-Pacific Studies (SSAAPS). Entitled “Globalization and its Counterforces”, the workshop...

PART I: THE POLITICAL CONTRADICTIONS OF GLOBALIZATION

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2. Authoritarian States in Southeast Asia in Times of Globalization: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar

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pp. 21-50

This chapter analyses the phenomenon of globalization in relation to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.1 These countries are in many ways less exposed to the forces of globalization than others. However, the membership of these countries in ASEAN...

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3. From Plural Society to Political Pluralism in Malaysia

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pp. 51-75

Most researchers of Malaysia take off from the perspective that Malaysia is a “plural society” wherein two or more “races” live side by side in one political unit, yet do not mingle with one another. “Primordialism” which refers to strong ineffable...

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4. Indonesia's Role in the Long-term Prospects of ASEAN

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pp. 76-96

Indonesia is by far the largest member of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), both in terms of population size and geography. Indonesia’s population of 210 million is well over two-fifths of the total population of the ten Southeast Asian countries...

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5. Civil Society, Accountability and Governance in Thailand: A Dim Case of Participatory Democracy

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pp. 97-116

This chapter assesses the relationship between political-administrative accountability, civil society and a new form of governance in Thailand, following the implementation of the new constitution in 1997. The chapter begins with the historical...

PART II: ECONOMIC REGIONALISM AND GLOBAL INFLUENCES

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6. Globalization and the Role of the State in the Asia-Pacific

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pp. 119-133

The so-called economic miracle in the Asia-Pacific region is clearly the most spectacular development experience the world has seen during the second half of the twentieth century. It has provoked scholars in the social sciences, development economists in...

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7. Economic Nationalism and the Limits of Globalization

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pp. 134-168

Events since the closing years of the 1990s seem to indicate a turn to what is popularly termed economic nationalism, an approach that is said to privilege individual state interests and the adoption of interventionist or illiberal economic policies, particularly...

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8. Southeast Asian Perspectives on the Economic Rise of China

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pp. 169-204

The economic rise of China is usually linked to phrases such as “factory to the world” or “an awakening giant”. Many view China’s rise with trepidation and fear. Even a developed country like Japan has expressed fears that industrial upgrading in China...

PART III: LOCAL SECURITY, GLOBAL INSECURITY

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9. Maritime Piracy and Raiding in Southeast Asia: Local and Global Perspectives

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pp. 207-230

Along with the West Indies and the Mediterranean, maritime Southeast Asia (here meant to include the whole maritime region from the Andaman Sea in the west to Taiwan and the Luzon Strait in the east) has throughout history been one of the classical pirate...

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10. Competing Globalization: The Case of European Cooperation with Indonesia against International Terrorism

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pp. 231-255

International terrorism is often seen as a counter-force against the Westernled form of globalization. Local terrorists from different places often mobilize together, find global common agendas to replace their local ones and start targeting global symbols of the...

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11. Radical Islam and Political Terrorism in Southeast Asia

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pp. 256-276

The term “globalization” has many meanings. To some it is the spread of trade and production on a global scale. Proponents of this view differ over whether globalization is a recent phenomenon or a process that has been underway for centuries.1 To others...

PART IV: SOCIAL PROCESSES: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

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12. Reluctant Tigers: Economic Growth, Erratic Democratization Processes and Continuing Political Gender Inequality in Southeast Asia

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pp. 279-295

In all contemporary societies, women as a group continue to face social and political subordination. This is a fate women share with many other groups, the difference being that gender is a group that cuts across class as well as ethnicity and thus has equal bearing...

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13. Women's Emancipation in the Philippines: A Legacy of Western Feminism?

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pp. 296-312

Globalization is often associated with Westernization or Americanization. Such an irresistible force, globalization is likened to a tidal wave that sweeps over the world, crushing local uniqueness and undermining national sovereignty.1 Ironically, even...

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14. Moving Story: Transnational Mobility and Chinese Education in Malaysia by Yao Souchou

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pp. 313-332

Chinese education has a “troubled history” in Malaysia. In the West a strong case is being made about the importance of vernacular schools in producing multi-lingual, multi-cultural and cosmopolitan “polyglot citizens”.1 This argument about cultural...

PART V: CULTURAL PRODUCTION IN THE GLOBAL MATRIX

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15. Measuring Cultural Globalization in Southeast Asia

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pp. 335-358

Although globalization is clearly one of the major factors driving global economic growth, political interaction, and social development, there has always been some difficulty in attempting to define the concept in a meaningful way. It is typically defined...

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16. The Singaporean Creative Suburb of Perth: Rethinking Cultural Globalization

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pp. 359-379

It is important to realise that cultural globalisation is no longer conceptualised in terms of the emergence of a homogenised global culture corresponding to Marshall McLuhan’s global village. Instead, cultural globalisation...

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17. Thai Magical Realism and Globalization

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pp. 380-396

Magical realism is a comparatively new genre, if we bear in mind that its first use was in the beginning of the last century. Its hybrid nature, as its name suggests, depends on a combination of two seemingly different traditions, the realistic and the magical. This...

INDEX

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pp. 397-416


E-ISBN-13: 9789812304933
Print-ISBN-13: 9789812304889

Page Count: 416
Publication Year: 2008

Edition: 1

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  • Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
  • Globalization -- Political aspects -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
  • Globalization -- Social aspects -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
  • Terrorism -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
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