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dc.contributor.authorFibiger, Mattias
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-23T13:21:33Z
dc.date.available2020-06-04T06:00:52Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-30
dc.identifier.otherFibiger_cornellgrad_0058F_10850
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornellgrad:10850
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 10489394
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59310
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the making of authoritarian rule in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore from 1969-1977. American President Richard Nixon and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger funneled vast sums of U.S. military and economic aid to island Southeast Asia via the anticommunist policy of the Nixon Doctrine. Facing no meaningful communist threats, national leaders in the region then used American largesse to construct and consolidate newly authoritarian regimes. Indonesia played a leading role in this process, disseminating its authoritarian state-building doctrine of national resilience and encouraging a “New Orderization” of island Southeast Asia. The transformation of the region’s political systems then reverberated on both sides of the Pacific. In the United States, diasporic communities and human rights groups lobbied against the provision of American aid to authoritarian regimes and contributed to a broad left-right coalition that undermined the Nixon and Ford administration’s core foreign policy projects. In island Southeast Asia, the narrowing of legitimate channels of political contestation produced an efflorescence of disloyal opposition movements, including communist, Islamist, and separatist insurgencies. The narrative emphasizes several themes, including the international and transnational construction of authoritarian rule, the importance of regional history, and the agency of American and Southeast Asian leaders and publics.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subjectInternational relations
dc.subjectAuthoritarianism
dc.subjectNixon Doctrine
dc.subjectIndonesia
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.subjectMalaysia
dc.subjectPhilippines
dc.titleThe International and Transnational Construction of Authoritarian Rule in Island Southeast Asia, 1969-1977
dc.typedissertation or thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePh. D., History
dc.contributor.chairLogevall, Fredrik
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTagliacozzo, Eric
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChen, Jian
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPepinsky, Thomas
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/X4ST7N23


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