Southeast Asia’s political regimes display an unusual diversity. The region includes some post-totalitarian holdovers in Vietnam and Laos, an absolute sultanate in Brunei Darussalam, an intransigent military government in Burma/Myanmar, and UN-driven electoralism in Cambodia and Timor Loro Sa’e. Accordingly, the region is hailed as immune to the sundry waves, ‘snowballing’ and demonstration effects that have cumulated in synchronized regime changes and uniform outcomes in South America, southern Europe, eastern Europe and the NICs of Northeast Asia.
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