US hegemony and Southeast Asia - The impact of, and limits to, US power and influence

Beeson, M (2004) US hegemony and Southeast Asia - The impact of, and limits to, US power and influence. Critical Asian Studies, 36 3: 445-462. doi:10.1080/1467271042000241621


Author Beeson, M
Title US hegemony and Southeast Asia - The impact of, and limits to, US power and influence
Journal name Critical Asian Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-2715
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1467271042000241621
Volume 36
Issue 3
Start page 445
End page 462
Total pages 18
Editor J. Fenton
Place of publication United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject C1
360100 Political Science
Abstract The United States has exerted a major influence on Southeast Asia, especially since World War II. As both a promoter of neoliberal reform and as the key strategic actor in the wider East Asian region, the impact of U.S. power has been immense. But both the Asian economic crisis and its aftermath, and the more recent war on terror, have highlighted the contradictory impact of evolving U.S. foreign policy and intervention in the region. At both an elite and a mass level there is evidence of resentment about, and hostility toward, U.S. policy and its perceived negative effects. This article outlines how U.S. foreign policy has impacted the region in the economic, political, and security spheres, and argues that not only has it frequently not achieved its goals, but it may in fact be undermining both America's long-term hegemonic position in the region and any prospects for political liberalization.
Keyword Area Studies
Regionalism
Crisis
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2005 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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