External intervention and the politics of state formation : China, Indonesia, and Thailand, 1893-1952

Chong, Ja Ian

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  • Creator Ja Ian Chong
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • Physical Details
    • x, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781107013759, 1107013755
  • OCLC ocn774021140


  • "This book posits that when foreign actors face high opportunity costs of intervention in a weak state, their behavior may foster state sovereignty"--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Molding the institutions of governance: theories of state formation and the contingency of sovereignty in fragile polities; 2. Imposing states: foreign rivalries, local collaboration, and state form in peripheral polities; 3. Feudalizing the Chinese polity, 1893-1922: assessing the adequacy of alternative takes on state-reorganization; 4. External influence and China's feudalization, 1893-1922: opportunity costs and patterns of foreign intervention; 5. The evolution of foreign involvement in China, 1923-52: rising opportunity costs and convergent approaches to intervention; 6. How intervention remade the Chinese state, 1923-52: foreign sponsorship and the building of sovereign China; 7. Creating Indonesia, 1893-1952: major power rivalry and the making of sovereign statehood; 8. Siam stands apart, 1893-1952: external intervention and rise of a sovereign Thai state; 9. Domesticating international relations, externalizing comparative politics: foreign intervention and the state in world politics
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