After the Crisis looks at Southeast Asia-especially Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines-after the Asian financial crisis. This eleventh volume of the Kyoto Area Studies on Asia takes up the complex interactions and tensions among Southeast Asian states, markets and societies within the context of a regional order under American hegemony, with emphasis on individuals and collectives whose thoughts and actions actively intervene in the shaping of relations between and among the three realms. The book discusses the formation of the regional order, the shift in US policy from condoning to dismantling authoritarian developmentalist regimes in light of challenges posed by Asian global competitiveness, and US deployment of a multilateral, neoliberal economism mediated by the IMF as a way of imposing "structural reforms" on now "democratizing" states. The book also examines social responses which took the form of elite and popular nationalist "backlash" against globalization and Americanization.
About Editors and Authors
SHIRAISHI Takashi is a Japanese scholar of international politics who specializes in Southeast Asian area studies focusing on Indonesian politics. He has held eminent positions including Director of the Institute of Developing Economics, Professor at Kyoto University, President at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Special Invited Professor at Ritsumeikan University, Member of the Council for Science and Technology, Cabinet Office, and President of Kumamoto Prefectural University.
Patricio N. Abinales
Patricio N. Abinales is Professor in the School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawaii-Manoa. From the Philippine island of Mindanao, he first completed a BA in history at the University of the Philppines-Diliman before obtaining a PhD in Government and Asian Studies at Cornell University in 1997. He is the Southeast Asia editor of Critical Asian Studies and editorial board-member of a number of other eminent Asian studies and social science journals. His current research focuses on the popularity of the USA among Muslim Filipinos and the relationship between violence and the fraternity system at tertiary education institutions in the Philippines.