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Author Sachsenröder, Wolfgang, author.

Title Power broking in the shade : party finances and money politics in Southeast Asia / Dr. Wolfgang Sachsenröder (Political party forum Southeast Asia, Singapore).

Published New Jersey : World Scientific, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KT 2692.6 SACH    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 191 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-190).
Contents Introduction : the finances of political parties in Southeast Asia -- Cambodia : tightly controlled by the Cambodian People's Party -- Indonesia : parliamentarians and oligarchs bankrolling the political parties -- Laos : the Lao People's Revolutionary Party -- Malaysia : the funding of perpetual party power -- Myanmar : still experimenting with party competition -- The Philippines : parties, patrons, and pork, or, The privatization of political financing -- Singapore : the "white raven" of Southeast Asia -- Thailand : money politics and party funding, two sides of the same coin -- Vietnam : the single party cannot control everything anymore.
Summary "Political activities, the running of party organisations, branches and headquarters, and especially election campaigns, are becoming increasingly costly, and no party can survive without money. Political power provides access to funding from public and private sources. Political parties have become more and more like businesses, including the temptation to maximise the income and the war chests, thus opening the doors for vested interests and influence peddling. As a result, money politics is pervasive, and the public is becoming increasingly critical of it. Trust in political parties, politicians, governments, and key state institutions has fallen to unprecedented levels. In most countries in the region general and political corruption, graft, and influence peddling are all too visible for the voters, while good governance remains an ideal too often out of reach. This book, Power Broking in the Shade: Party Finances and Money Politics in Southeast Asia, provides an overview of the strategies for financial survival of the parties in the region and the importance of stable cash flows for their political success. The book fills the void of a comparative approach towards party financing that covers the whole of ASEAN and offers accessible facts and understandable analysis for anyone interested in the politics of Southeast Asia"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Political parties -- Southeast Asia.
Campaign funds -- Southeast Asia.
Political corruption -- Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
ISBN 9789813230736 (hardcover)
9813230738 (hardcover)

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