Hun Sen s Cambodia

Sebastian Strangio, a journalist based in the capital city of Phnom Penh, now offers an eye-opening appraisal of modern-day Cambodia in the years following its emergence from bitter conflict and bloody upheaval.

Hun Sen s Cambodia

To many in the West, the name Cambodia still conjures up indelible images of destruction and death, the legacy of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime and the terror it inflicted in its attempt to create a communist utopia in the 1970s. Sebastian Strangio, a journalist based in the capital city of Phnom Penh, now offers an eye-opening appraisal of modern-day Cambodia in the years following its emergence from bitter conflict and bloody upheaval. In the early 1990s, Cambodia became the focus of the UN’s first great post–Cold War nation-building project, with billions in international aid rolling in to support the fledgling democracy. But since the UN-supervised elections in 1993, the nation has slipped steadily backward into neo-authoritarian rule under Prime Minister Hun Sen. Behind a mirage of democracy, ordinary people have few rights and corruption infuses virtually every facet of everyday life. In this lively and compelling study, the first of its kind, Strangio explores the present state of Cambodian society under Hun Sen’s leadership, painting a vivid portrait of a nation struggling to reconcile the promise of peace and democracy with a violent and tumultuous past.

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Hun Sen's Cambodia
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Sebastian Strangio
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-28 - Publisher: Yale University Press

To many in the West, the name Cambodia still conjures up indelible images of destruction and death, the legacy of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime and the terror it inflicted in its attempt to create a communist utopia in the 1970s. Sebastian Strangio, a journalist based in the capital city
Strongman: The Extraordinary Life of Hun Sen
Language: en
Pages: 401
Authors: Harish C. Mehta, Julie B. Mehta
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-15 - Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

Strongman: The Extraordinary Life of Hun Sen is the biography of the Cambodian leader whose private life has been a closely guarded secret. Fully updated and revised from the authors' first edition (Hun Sen: Strongman of Cambodia, published 1999), this volume is based on recently declassified archival documents and hours
Hun Sen
Language: en
Pages: 287
Authors: Harish C. Mehta, Julie B. Mehta
Categories: Cambodia
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher:

This is the first biography of a leader whose private life has until now been a closely guarded secret. But it is much more than an account of the life of Hun Sen -- it tells through his eyes the story of the emergence through slaughter of an innocent people.
30 Years of Hun Sen
Language: en
Pages: 67
Authors: Brad Adams
Categories: Cambodia
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:

"The 67-page report chronicles Hun Sen's career from being a Khmer Rouge commander in the 1970s to his present role as prime minister and head of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP). The report details the violence, repression, and corruption that have characterized his rule under successive governments since 1985"--Publisher's
The History of Cambodia
Language: en
Pages: 165
Authors: Justin Corfield
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-13 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This book includes a narrative history that provides a chronological examination of the political, cultural, philosophical, social, and religious continuities in Cambodia's long rich history. It overviews the history of Cambodia, from the fall of Angkor and the French Protectorate period (1432-1863) to the present. More than half of the