The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Southeast Asia.
Recycling Infrastructures in Cambodia Circularity, Waste, and Urban Life in Phnom Penh
NGOs and Civil Society in Thailand Metagovernance and the Politics of NGO Funding
Trafficking and Sex Work in Cambodia
Hedging Strategies in Southeast Asia ASEAN, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam and their Relations with China
Ethnographies of Development and Globalization in the Philippines Emergent Socialities and the Governing of Precarity
Pathways for Irregular Forces in Southeast Asia Mitigating Violence with Non-State Armed Groups
By Kathrin Eitel
October 12, 2022
This book examines the recycling infrastructure in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It considers the circular flows of waste and practices through ‘infracycles’, maintenance practices that tinker with the social and capitalist order, and postcolonial ways of doing politics that co-constitute predominant waste...
By Theerapat Ungsuchaval
September 28, 2022
NGOs and Civil Society in Thailand critically examines the relationships of civil society to nongovernmental organisations in Thailand, and examines the ‘NGOisation’ of civil society, how NGOs are funded and governed, and in what way the NGOs has been shaped to work with the funder. NGOisation is ...
By Mukaramah Harun, Sze Ying Loo
July 19, 2022
This book studies the impact of public expenditure allocations in achieving income equality goals in Malaysia. The book examines the initial functional and institutional distribution of income across different institutional agents and sectors and evaluates the impact of the public expenditure ...
By Abdul Rohman
July 11, 2022
This book demonstrates how preserving ideology and relationships with other activists affords social movements to persist over time amid limited resources and political opportunities in Southeast Asia. Examining two peace movements in Indonesia – the largest democratic country in Southeast Asia – ...
By Larissa Sandy
July 10, 2022
Cambodia has long been identified as a human trafficking hotspot and, after sustained pressure from the US and other governments, in February 2008 the Cambodian government promulgated its Law on the Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. This law equates sex work with human ...
By Alfred Gerstl
July 08, 2022
Introducing a re-conceptualized hedging framework, this book analyses the relations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the middle powers Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam with China in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The book provides a brief overview...
By Chiraag Roy
June 03, 2022
This book explores middle power engagement in peace processes through the cases of Australian, Japanese and Norwegian engagement in Myanmar’s peace process, a core event in Myanmar’s contemporary recent political history. The book asks to what extent, and how, middle powers have engaged in Myanmar’...
By Stephanie Burridge
April 29, 2022
A collection presenting cutting edge research from music, dance, performance art, fashion and visual arts, written by scholar-practitioners working in Southeast Asia. This eclectic monograph explores multi-disciplinarily performativity through the body. Exploring the notion of the body as central ...
By Koki Seki
April 29, 2022
The contributors to this volume examine the actual workings and on-the-ground effects of contemporary political economic shifts in the Global South, and implications for reconfiguring social networks, conceptions and practices of governance, and burgeoning social movements. How do various groups ...
By Guanie Lim
April 29, 2022
Since the doi moi reforms in 1986, Vietnam has experienced a dramatic socioeconomic transformation. Lim examines the role of the state and its interaction with market forces in bringing this change about. Taking the motorcycle and banking industries as case studies, this book explores the dynamics ...
By Atsushi Yasutomi, Rosalie Arcala Hall, Saya Kiba
April 05, 2022
An exploration of the roles that pro- and anti-government militias, private armed groups, vigilantes, and gangs play in local communities in the new democracies of Southeast Asia. Scholars have typically characterized irregular forces as spoilers and infiltrators in post-conflict peacebuilding ...
By Johanna O. Zulueta
March 25, 2022
The phenomenon of “war brides” from Japan moving to the West has been quite widely discussed, but this book tells the stories of women whose lives followed a rather different path after they married foreign occupiers. During Okinawa’s Occupation by the Allies from 1945 to 1972, many Okinawan women ...