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Political Science 322: Politics of Southeast Asia: Locating Background Information

Why this guide?

This guide is deigned to provide an overview of resources to assist you in the completion of your research papers--which cover a variety of questions related to several Sourtheast Asian countries.  Resources include background information on countries, peer-reviewed articles and book resources/databases, policy and working papers,  from a variety of think tanks and policy institutes, current developments and news resources, and primary data resources.

Country Profiles, Background, etc.

Regional Surveys

South Asia (Reference DS331 .S647)

Excellent survey, divided up by region, that outlines social, demographic, financial, economic, and cultural trends and developments in each country. A nice set of summary statistics are presented as is a directory of important government officials. An essential guide. Older editions are located in the stacks, with the same call numbers.  ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE!!

Also useful:

Routledge handbook of Southeast Asian politics

Richard Robison 1943-

London ; New York : Routledge ; 2012

Online access. The library also has physical copies.

Routledge handbook of Southeast Asian democratization

William Case editor

Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge ; 2015


Routledge handbook of South Asian politics : India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

Paul R. Brass 1936-

Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : New York : Routledge ; 2010

Dictionary of the modern politics of Southeast Asia

Joseph Chinyong Liow 1972- author; Michael Leifer

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge ; 2015

Available at Robert W. Woodruff Library Book Stacks (DS526.7 .L56 2015 )

Also, check out:‚Äč

  • Political Handbook of the World
    Arranged alphabetically by country, includes a description of the country and an in-depth discussion of the politics and government of each country. Back issues in Stacks under call number JF37 .P61 (1975-most current). Electronic version is part of the CQ Political Reference Suite. Excellent!
  • Economist Country Reports &
    ESSENTIAL! These are great guides to contemporary political, economic, and social forces in most countries as well as links to the latest news concerning political and economic developments. On the databases page, type in EIU, and then choose EIU Portal for access to these databases. Check out in particular, the Country Profiles, Viewswire, and Country Reports.