The Southeast Asian archipelago has become marked by divisions within existing states, placing significant local constraints upon the process of ‘development’. These divisions include ‘vertical’ challenges to the state, i.e. they have the capacity to split the state into geographic divisions based on proto-nationalist identity, and ‘horizontal’ challenges to the state, defined by ethnic and communal rivalry and conflict. This brief paper will canvas some issues in such divisions.
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160699 Political Science not elsewhere classified
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C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
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