Regional Security Products

  • Social Theories of Urban Violence in the Global South

    Towards Safe and Inclusive Cities

    Edited by Jennifer Erin Salahub, Markus Gottsbacher, John de Boer

    Whilst cities often act as the engines of economic growth for developing countries, they are also often the sites of growing violence, poverty and inequality. Yet often, social theory, largely developed and tested in the Global North, is often inadequate in tackling the realities of life…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cities and Development

  • The Army and the Indonesian Genocide

    Mechanics of Mass Murder

    By Jess Melvin

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

  • South Asia's Nuclear Security

    By Bhumitra Chakma

    South Asia is often viewed as a potential nuclear flashpoint and a probable source of nuclear terrorism. But, how valid are such perceptions? This book seeks to address this question and assesses the region’s nuclear security from two principal standpoints. First, it evaluates the robustness of the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Offshore Central Asia

    Edited by John Heathershaw, Alexander Cooley

    John Heathershaw is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre of Advanced International Studies, University of Exeter, UK. Alexander Cooley is based at Barnard College, Columbia University, USA.    …

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    ThirdWorlds

  • Networked Insurgencies and Foreign Fighters in Eurasia

    Edited by Jean-Francois Ratelle, Laurence Broers

    Recent wars in Eurasia have foregrounded the flows of foreign fighters between distinct insurgent battlefronts. Since 2011 thousands of individuals have travelled from the Caucasus and Central Asia to fight in Syria and Iraq. Caucasians have also appeared in the fighting that followed Ukraine’s…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge

  • Power, Networks and Violent Conflict in Central Asia

    A Comparison of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

    By Idil Tunçer-Kılavuz

    When the five Central Asian republics gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, expectations of violent conflict were widespread. Indeed, the country of Tajikistan suffered a five-year civil war from 1992 to 1997. The factors that the literature on civil wars in general and on the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge

  • Torture and Peacebuilding in Indonesia

    The Case of Papua

    By Budi Hernawan

    State-sponsored torture and peacebuilding encapsulate the essence of many of the current conflicts in Indonesia. Papua in particular provides a thought-provoking example of the intricacy and complexity of building peace amidst enduring conflict and violence. This book examines the complex power…

    Hardback – 2017-11-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • The US Versus the North Korean Nuclear Threat

    Mitigating the Nuclear Security Dilemma

    By Er-Win Tan

    Although the current world order is still dominated by the US, there is increasing international concern over the possibility of regional security dilemmas arising from smaller powers’ attempts to develop Weapons of Mass Destruction. A study of US-North Korean interaction using the security dilemma…

    Paperback – 2017-11-04 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Politics and Governance in Indonesia

    The Police in the Era of Reformasi

    By Muradi

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

  • The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Economic Liberalization, Mobilizational Resources, and Ethnic Collective Action

    By Nikolaos Biziouras

    At the point of independence in 1948, Sri Lanka was projected to be a success story in the developing world. However, in July 1983 a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come to an end until 2009. This conflict led to nearly 50,000 combatant…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Rethinking South China Sea Disputes

    The Untold Dimensions and Great Expectations

    By Katherine Hui-Yi Tseng

    The proposed book draws on the on-going South China Sea dispute, and the multifaceted challenges wrought by the South China Sea issue that requires an inter-disciplinary perspective. It employs legal-analytical methods, to emphasize the nuances of the role and interpretation of international law…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Asian Security Studies

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Sumit Ganguly, Andrew Scobell, Joseph Chinyong Liow

    The Routledge Handbook of Asian Security Studies provides a detailed exploration of security dynamics in the three distinct subregions that comprise Asia, and also bridges the study of these regions by exploring the geopolitical links between each of them. The Handbook is divided into four…

    Hardback – 2017-10-27 
    Routledge

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