Cambodia: Progress and Challenges since 1991

Cambodia: Progress and Challenges since 1991
Date of publication:  2012
Publisher:  Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Number of pages:  423
Code:  IU35


"Cambodia: Progress and Challenges since 1991 is a must-read volume. The information as a whole is up-to-date, and presented clearly and free of jargon. The book makes a major contribution to our understanding of the difficult two decades following the Paris Peace Accord that ostensibly brought peace to Cambodia after years of war, genocide and occupation" (Asia Pacific World).

"This book will be of interest to students of Cambodia and its integration into the area over the last two decades. It incorporates a useful 'timeline' and a good index, while the more scholarly contributors provide helpful footnotes" (Pacific Affairs).

"Taken as a whole, Cambodia: Progress and Challenges since 1991 is a reasonably detailed account of Cambodia's contemporary domestic and international politics, and will be of assistance to those readers seeking an accessible introduction to some of these issues. It will also be of interest because of the large number of contributions by current and former members of the Cambodian government" (Asian Studies Review).

About the publication

In the 20 years since the Paris accords of 1991 brought peace to Cambodia, the country has undergone what can only be described as astounding change. From a polity where the entire fabric of society had been rent asunder through years of war and genocide, contemporary Cambodia is fast becoming a vibrant state and assuming a new position in the Asia-Pacific region. The contributions to this volume — many by prominent figures who were intimately connected with the process — describe the diverse strands of mediation and peace-building which went into the creation of the 1991 accords. The subsequent role of UNTAC and the 1993 general elections in the process of Cambodian revival and social rebuilding are also described. While not denying that obstacles and difficulties remain, the contributions outline the evolving economic, political, religious, and human resource situations within Cambodia, while also examining the country’s contemporary international relations. This book constitutes a particularly fitting testament to the twenty years of Cambodian reconstruction which have followed the 1991 peace accords.


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