South East Asian Studies Products

  • 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

  • The Vietnamese Economy

    Awakening the Dormant Dragon, 1st Edition

    Edited by CHI DO-PHAM, Binh Tran-Nam

    This book, written by economists of Vietnamese origin, is an extremely comprehensive collection on economic issues facing Vietnam. The spectrum of topics covered includes macroeconomics, microeconomics, international trade, agriculture, education, communication, institutional reforms, income…

    Paperback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • 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

  • International Relations as a Discipline in Thailand

    Theory and Sub-fields, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chanintira na Thalang, Soravis Jayanama, Jittipat Poonkham

    There has long been considerable debate about the nature of non-Western IR theory. Most attempts to understand such a phenomenon begin by taking a top-down approach on a country by country basis. Instead, this book takes a bottom-up approach, involving specialists from a range of Thai universities,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31
    IR Theory and Practice in Asia

  • Cultural Policy in South Korea

    Making a New Patron State, 1st Edition

    By Hye-Kyung Lee

    This is the first English-language book on cultural policy in Korea, which critically historicises and analyses the contentious and dynamic development of the policy. It highlights that the evolution of cultural policy has been bound up with the complicated political, economic and social trajectory…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • 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
    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 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
    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

  • 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 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 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 Contemporary Asia Series

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