Understanding political influences on Southeast Asia's development experience

  title={Understanding political influences on Southeast Asia's development experience},
  author={Dwight Perkins},
  journal={Fulbright Review of Economics and Policy},
  • Dwight Perkins
  • Published 5 July 2021
  • Economics
  • Fulbright Review of Economics and Policy
PurposeThe per capita GDP of the countries of Southeast Asia (SEA) varies from less than $5,000 to over $97,000. This paper aims to analyze the political factors behind such variation, such as wars, extreme politics, political instability, and kleptocratic governments and leaders, and how they affect the development experience within the region.Design/methodology/approachThis paper uses the comparative political economy analysis approach to make a comparison among SEA countries using knowledge… 

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