Issue 13: Monarchies in Southeast Asia

Brunei Darussalam: Royal Absolutism and the Modern State

          Brunei Darussalam: Royal Absolutism and the Modern State. Brunei Darussalam (Abode of Peace) is a small, independent state with the only ruling monarchy in Southeast Asia. Since achieving independence from Britain in […]

Issue 13: Monarchies in Southeast Asia

The Future of Monarchy in Cambodia

          The Future of Monarchy in Cambodia Traditional Southeast Asian monarchies, whether deriving from Hindu-Buddhist or Islamic traditions, have been either eliminated or maintained by major colonial powers. The most powerful ones […]

Issue 13: Monarchies in Southeast Asia

The Future of the Monarchy in Thailand

          The Future of the Monarchy in Thailand The future of any monarchy is at least partially determined by the strengths and weaknesses of its current reign and the path of succession to […]

Issue 13: Monarchies in Southeast Asia

The Monarchy in Malaysia: Struggling for Legitimacy

          The Monarchy in Malaysia: Struggling for Legitimacy Lately, there has been a resurgence of scholarly interest in the political role of the monarchy in Malaysia, as manifested by the publications of […]

Issue 13: Monarchies in Southeast Asia

Monarchies in Southeast Asia

         Monarchies in Southeast Asia Professor Michael Leifer, the late much respected scholar of Southeast Asian studies, wrote a preface for the critically acclaimed book by Roger Kershaw titled, Monarchy in Southeast Asia. Leifer said, […]