Education and Power in Contemporary Southeast Asia

Azmil Tayeb (Editor), Rosalie Metro (Editor), Will Brehm (Editor)

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This book focuses on education and power in Southeast Asia and analyzes the ways in which education has been instrumentalized by state, non-state, and private actors across this diverse region.

The book looks at how countries in Southeast Asia respond to the endogenous and exogenous influences in shaping their education systems. Chapters observe and study the interplay between education and power in Southeast Asia, which offers varying political, social, cultural, religious, and economic diversities. The political systems in Southeast Asia range from near consolidated democracy in Indonesia to illiberal democracy in Singapore and Thailand to the communist regime in Laos to absolute monarchy in Brunei. Structured in three parts, (i) centralization and decentralization, (ii) privatization and marketization, and (iii) equity and justice, these themes are discussed in single-country and/or multi-country studies in the Southeast Asian region.

Bringing together scholars from and focused on Southeast Asia, this book fills a gap in the literature on education in Southeast Asia.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages284
ISBN (Electronic)9781003397144
ISBN (Print)9781032501666
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023


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