Naimah S. Talib

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 1984, the Brunei monarchy has managed to consolidate its power and now has almost unchallenged control over the state. What explains the durability of Brunei’s [...]