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11th International Indonesia Forum Conference:
Stakeholders in Indonesian Growth: Sharing the Natural and Social Environment in Indonesia
Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Salatiga, Indonesia, 16 to 17 July 2018
Authoritarianism has been a political feature of many governments in Southeast Asia. After World War II the region undertook decolonization and these countries, one after the other, gained independence. ‘Strongman rule’ reigned in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore while brutal military dictatorships ruled in Burma and Thailand.
Early Southeast Asia before the modern period has been the subject of colonial and postcolonial historiographies. The latter has given way to the privileging of agency as against exogenous forces that older colonial historians have valorized – Indianization, Sinification, Hispanization or Westernization.