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Rethinking Southeast Asia


About the Series

Southeast Asia is a dynamic and rapidly-changing region which continues to defy predictions and challenge formulaic understandings. This series will publish cutting-edge work on the region, providing a venue for books that are readable, topical, interdisciplinary and critical of conventional views. It aims to communicate the energy, contestations and ambiguities that make Southeast Asia both consistently fascinating and sometimes potentially disturbing.

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The Politics of Decentralisation in Cambodia

The Politics of Decentralisation in Cambodia

1st Edition

By Netra Eng
May 31, 2021

International development efforts have increasingly focussed on governance and institutional reform as a means to address poverty and accountability, in particular decentralisation reform wherein public officials are held accountable for their decisions and responses to the voices and demands of ...

Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia State and Scholars in Indonesia and the Philippines

Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia: State and Scholars in Indonesia and the Philippines

1st Edition

By Rommel A. Curaming
October 24, 2019

Examining two state-sponsored history writing projects in Indonesia and the Philippines in the 1970s, this book illuminates the contents and contexts of the two projects and, more importantly, provides a nuanced characterization of the relationship between embodiments of power (state, dictators, ...

Political Representation in Indonesia The Emergence of the Innovative Technocrats

Political Representation in Indonesia: The Emergence of the Innovative Technocrats

1st Edition

By Michael Hatherell
May 14, 2019

This book analyses the transformation of political representation in contemporary Indonesia to argue the need to better understand how political representatives use claims to engage in storytelling about themselves and the community they represent. By adopting a new approach that focuses on the ...

The Army and the Indonesian Genocide Mechanics of Mass Murder

The Army and the Indonesian Genocide: Mechanics of Mass Murder

1st Edition

By Jess Melvin
August 14, 2018

For the past half century, the Indonesian military has depicted the 1965-66 killings, which resulted in the murder of approximately one million unarmed civilians, as the outcome of a spontaneous uprising. This formulation not only denied military agency behind the killings, it also denied that the ...

Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy Transcending the State

Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy: Transcending the State

1st Edition

By Delphine Alles
June 28, 2018

The past fifteen years have seen Indonesia move away from authoritarianism to a thriving yet imperfect democracy. During this time, the archipelago attracted international attention as the most-populated Muslim-majority country in the world. As religious issues and actors have been increasingly ...

Politics and Governance in Indonesia The Police in the Era of Reformasi

Politics and Governance in Indonesia: The Police in the Era of Reformasi

1st Edition

By Muradi
October 26, 2017

How does an authoritarian state reform its police force following a transition to democracy? In 1998, Indonesia, the third largest country in the world, faced just such a challenge. Policing had long been managed under the jurisdiction of the military, as an instrument of the Suharto regime – and ...

Reporting Thailand's Southern Conflict Mediating Political Dissent

Reporting Thailand's Southern Conflict: Mediating Political Dissent

1st Edition

By Phansasiri Kularb
May 25, 2017

Since 2004, Thailand’s southern border provinces have been plagued by violence. There are a wide array of explanations for this violence, from the revival of Malay nationalist movements and the influence from the global trend of radical Islam, to the power play among the regional underground crime ...

Civil Society in the Philippines Theoretical, Methodological and Policy Debates

Civil Society in the Philippines: Theoretical, Methodological and Policy Debates

1st Edition

By Gerard Clarke
May 18, 2017

Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research, this book provides a path-breaking account of civil society in the Philippines. It challenges the widespread belief in political science and development studies literature that civil society in developing countries is an institutional arena in which...

Changing Political Economy of Vietnam The Case of Ho Chi Minh City

Changing Political Economy of Vietnam: The Case of Ho Chi Minh City

1st Edition

By Martin Gainsborough
July 31, 2015

This book explores the way in which the state has become commercialised under reform as party and government officials have gone into business and considers the impact that this has had on politics within Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The book charts the way in which power has been decentralised to ...

Politics and the Press in Thailand Media Machinations

Politics and the Press in Thailand: Media Machinations

1st Edition

By Duncan McCargo
July 31, 2015

This is the first book in the English language to examine the tangled web of relationships linking newspaper owners, editors and reporters, with leading politicians and power-holders. Duncan McCargo has been granted unique access to the editorial meetings of Thailand's leading newspapers, and ...

The Politics of NGOs in Indonesia Developing Democracy and Managing a Movement

The Politics of NGOs in Indonesia: Developing Democracy and Managing a Movement

1st Edition

By Bob S. Hadiwinata
July 31, 2015

This book deals with two major issues: how Indonesian NGOs survived under Suharto's authoritarian rule; and how NGOs contributed to the promotion of democracy in the post-Suharto era. If NGOs are to change from 'development' to 'movement' in democratic post-Suharto Indonesia, they must adjust not ...

Military Politics and Democratization in Indonesia

Military Politics and Democratization in Indonesia

1st Edition

By Jun Honna
July 21, 2005

The military have had a key role to play in Indonesia's recent history and may well have a decisive role to play in her future. This book examines the role of the military in the downfall of Suharto and their ongoing influence on the succeeding governments of B.J. Habibie and Abdurrahman ...

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