Securing Southeast Asia: The Politics of Security Sector Reform

Bellamy, Alexander J. and Beeson, Mark K. Securing Southeast Asia: The Politics of Security Sector Reform. London and New York: Routledge, 2008. doi:10.4324/9780203934883

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Author Bellamy, Alexander J.
Beeson, Mark K.
Title Securing Southeast Asia: The Politics of Security Sector Reform
Place of Publication London and New York
Publisher Routledge
Publication year 2008
Sub-type Research book (original research)
DOI 10.4324/9780203934883
Open Access Status
Series Routledge Security in Asia Pacific
ISBN 978-0-415-49174-7
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 222
Total number of pages 218
Subjects A1
9403 International Relations
160606 Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Abstract/Summary This book analyses civil-military relations in Southeast Asia in the wake of the largely unexpected September 2006 coup in Thailand. It explores the impact and utility of the 'security sector reform' agenda on the region and assesses whether it is likely to help make Southeast Asia more stable and less prone to similar military interventions. Four of Southeast Asia's most important countries are examined: Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. This book provides an overview and update of developments in Southeast Asia's most important militaries, as well as detailed analysis of their relationship with national governments. It also considers Southeast Asia's place in the 'war on terror' and the impact this may have on the region as a whole. A key feature of this study is the detailed exploration of the place of regional security sectors in their unique, historically determined national contexts. Consequently, this book offers a rare theoretically informed comparative study of the promise and pitfalls of security sector reform in the strategically important Southeast Asian region.
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