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Power Broking in the Shade: Party Finances and Money Politics in Southeast Asia

Provides an overview of the strategies for financial survival of political parties in the region and the importance of stable cash flows for their political success and the void of a comparative approach towards political party financing that covers all the nine ASEAN countries. Contains parliamentarians and oligarchs bankrolling the political parties in Indonesia, the Lao people’s revolutionary party, and funding of perpetual party power in Malaysia. Covers money politics and party funding in Thailand and single-party rule in Vietnam.