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The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia

Erik Kuhonta

Abstract

Why do some countries in the developing world achieve growth with equity, while others do not? If democracy is the supposed panacea for the developing world, why have Southeast Asian democracies had such uneven results? In exploring these questions, the author of this book argues that the realization of equitable development hinges heavily on strong institutions, particularly institutionalized political parties and cohesive interventionist states, and on moderate policy and ideology. The book is framed as a structured and focused comparative-historical analysis of the politics of inequality in ... More

Keywords: equitable development, institutional power, institutional capacity, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, growth, equity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804770835
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804770835.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erik Kuhonta, author