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7194 -- CROISSANT, AUREL, BEATE MARTIN & SASCHA KNEIP (Eds.)

The politics of death. Political violence in Southeast Asia
(Southeast Asian modernities 4)
Münster: Lit Verlag 2006
382 pp., Euro 29.90; ISBN 3-8258-8860-6
Keywords: developmentalism, violence, peacebuilding, political violence, ethno-religious conflict, religious conflict, conflict, Islamic state, Mindanao Conflict, Communist insurgency (Philippines), crime in Cambodia, electoral violence

This volume is based on two regional seminars in Yogyakarta (2004) and Bangkok (2005). ##This volume analyzes four aspects of political violence in Southeast Asia elections and violence; intra-ethnic conflict; communist insurgency; terrorism and religious extremism and lethal crime and politics. Together, the ten case studies on Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand challenge the idea that democratic governance will bring an end to internal violent conflict. As some examples in the region suggest, semi-democratic polities in Southeast Asia even may be more successful in reducing levels of internal violence, compared to new democracies in their neighbourhood and other types of political regime they have tried in the past.##

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