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The Paradox of Myanmar's Regime Change

The Paradox of Myanmar's Regime Change

1st Edition

By Roger Lee Huang
May 05, 2020

This book analyzes Myanmar’s contemporary political history, arguing that Myanmar’s so-called "democratization" has always been a calculated regime transition, planned by the military, with every intention that the military to remain the key permanent political actor in Myanmar’s political ...

China's ‘Singapore Model’ and Authoritarian Learning

China's ‘Singapore Model’ and Authoritarian Learning

1st Edition

Edited By Stephan Ortmann, Mark R. Thompson
March 17, 2020

This book explores to what extent China has drawn lessons from Singapore, both in terms of its ruling ideology and through the policy-specific learning process. In so doing, it provides insights into the opportunities but also the challenges of this long-term learning process, focusing attention to...

Transformations in Independent Timor-Leste Dynamics of Social and Cultural Cohabitations

Transformations in Independent Timor-Leste: Dynamics of Social and Cultural Cohabitations

1st Edition

Edited By Susana de Matos Viegas, Rui Graça Feijó
June 22, 2017

1999 was a decisive year in the long history of the people of Timor-Leste, whose future was open when they voted for independence in a UN-sponsored referendum. Its results left no doubt that the Timorese considered themselves to be a nation wishing to have their own state, which they would rule. ...

Public Management and Governance in Malaysia Trends and Transformations

Public Management and Governance in Malaysia: Trends and Transformations

1st Edition

Edited By Noore Alam Siddiquee
July 16, 2015

The past two and a half decades have seen major transformations in public sector management and governance across the globe. This book examines the ways public sector management and governance in Malaysia has changed and is changing under contemporary reform models. Chapters are written by ...

US-Asia Economic Relations A political economy of crisis and the rise of new business actors

US-Asia Economic Relations: A political economy of crisis and the rise of new business actors

1st Edition

By Justin Robertson
February 27, 2015

In a world of continuing financial volatility, this book critically evaluates the oft-cited claim that US firms and the US government attempt to open emerging markets in economic distress and acquire valuable industrial and financial assets.  Focusing particularly on Korea and Thailand, the ...

Asian Regional Governance Crisis and Change

Asian Regional Governance: Crisis and Change

1st Edition

By Kanishka Jayasuriya
October 20, 2011

Jayasuriya looks at the changing global and domestic political economies shaping the new regionalism in Asia, and examines the relationship between regional domestic, political and economic structures and forms of regional governance. Well-known contributors in the field focus ...

Labour, Politics and the State in Industrialising Thailand

Labour, Politics and the State in Industrialising Thailand

1st Edition

By Andrew Brown
August 10, 2010

In this book Brown argues that workers in East and Southeast Asia are significant actors in political change. Critically examining the themes of labour weakness, political exclusion and insignificance of 'class factors' he aims to bring workers back from the margins, demonstrating that both in the ...

Transnational Migration and Work in Asia

Transnational Migration and Work in Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Kevin Hewison, Ken Young
April 29, 2009

Focusing on the issues associated with migrating for work both in and from the Asian region, this book sheds light on the debate over migration and trafficking. With contributions from an international team of well-known scholars, the book sets labour migration firmly within the context ...

Transparency and Authoritarian Rule in Southeast Asia Singapore and Malaysia

Transparency and Authoritarian Rule in Southeast Asia: Singapore and Malaysia

1st Edition

By Garry Rodan
July 21, 2005

In Transparency and Authoritarian Rule in Southeast Asia, Rodan rejects the notion that the 1997-98 Asian economic crisis was further evidence that ultimately capitalism can only develop within liberal social and political institutions, and that new technology necessarily undermines authoritarian ...

Reorganising Power in Indonesia The Politics of Oligarchy in an Age of Markets

Reorganising Power in Indonesia: The Politics of Oligarchy in an Age of Markets

1st Edition

By Vedi Hadiz, Richard Robison
April 08, 2004

Reorganising Power in Indonesia is a new and distinctive analysis of the dramatic fall of Soeharto, the last of the great Cold War capitalist dictators, and of the struggles that reshape power and wealth in Indonesia. The dramatic events of the past two decades are understood essentially in terms ...

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