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  • Education, Industrialization and the End of Empire in Singapore

    1st Edition

    By Kevin Blackburn

    Singapore under the ruling People’s Action Party government has been categorized as a developmental state which has utilized education as an instrument of its economic policies and nation-building agenda. However, contrary to accepted assumptions, the use of education by the state to promote…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Reinventing Regional Security Institutions in Asia and Africa

    Power shifts, ideas, and institutional change, 1st Edition

    By Kei Koga

    Regional security institutions play a significant role in shaping the behavior of existing and rising regional powers by nurturing security norms and rules, monitoring state activities, and sometimes imposing sanctions, thereby formulating the configuration of regional security dynamics. Yet, their…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Foundations of Islamic Governance

    A Southeast Asian Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Maszlee Malik

    The aim of this book is to explore and analyze the Islamic axioms, foundation principles and values underpinning the field of governance in an attempt to construct the architectonics of a new systemic and dynamic theory and formulate the articulation of ‘Islamic governance’. This discursive and…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Power Politics and the Indonesian Military

    1st Edition

    By Damien Kingsbury

    Throughout the postwar history of Indonesia, the military have played a key role in the politics of the country and in imposing unity on a fragmentary state. The collapse of the authoritarian New Order government of President Suharto weakened the state and the armed forces briefly lost their grip…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Governing Global-City Singapore

    Legacies and Futures After Lee Kuan Yew, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Paul Tan

    This book provides a detailed analysis of how governance in Singapore has evolved since independence to become what it is today, and what its prospects might be in a post-Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) future. First, it discusses the question of political leadership, electoral dominance, and legislative…

    Paperback – 2018-08-03
    Routledge

  • Piracy in Southeast Asia

    Trends, Hot Spots and Responses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carolin Liss, Ted Biggs

    This book combines multi-disciplinary ethnographic and theoretical approaches to examine piracy in Southeast Asia and the regional and international responses to this threat. During the piracy boom of the early to mid-2000s, the issue of piracy in Southeast Asia received substantial academic…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Identity Politics and Elections in Malaysia and Indonesia

    Ethnic Engineering in Borneo, 1st Edition

    By Karolina Prasad

    In recent social research, ethnicity has mostly been used as an explanatory variable. It was only after it was agreed that ethnicity, in itself, is subject to change, were the questions of how and why it changes, possible to answer. This multiplicity of ethnic identities requires that we think of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

    Transcending the State, 1st Edition

    By Delphine Alles

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

  • Trade Liberalisation and Poverty

    Vietnam now and beyond, 1st Edition

    By Minh Son Le, Tarlok Singh, Duc-Tho Nguyen

    This book uses Alan Winters’ analytical framework to investigate the effects of trade liberalisation on economic growth and poverty in Vietnam. The country launched a programme of economic and trade reforms, known as Doi Moi, in the mid-1980s which placed the economy on a transitional path from…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Aid to Burma

    A Humanitarian Struggle on the Thai-Burmese Border, 1st Edition

    By Anne Decobert

    For over sixty years, conflict between state forces and armed ethnic groups was ongoing in parts of the borderlands of Burma. Ethnic minority communities were subjected to systematic and widespread abuses by an increasingly complex patchwork of armed state and non-state actors. Populations in more…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Social Democracy in East Timor

    1st Edition

    By Rebecca Strating

    Since the end of the Cold War, considerable scholarly debates have been devoted to the nature and scope of international state-building interventions in ‘fragile’, post-colonial states and their effectiveness in instituting democratic rule. By examining the construction of political institutions…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Asia Struggles with Democracy

    Evidence from Indonesia, Korea and Thailand, 1st Edition

    By Giovanna Maria Dora Dore

    Since 1974, when the current wave of democratisation began, the movement towards democracy in Asia has remained limited. Many countries in Asia, in fact, are not making a decisive move towards democracy, and find themselves struggling with the challenges of democratic consolidation and governance.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

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