Edited by Marshall Clark, Juliet Pietsch
To Be Published November 30th 2013 by Routledge – 256 pages
This book examines the international relations of Southeast Asia, focusing on how these are affected by the special Indonesia-Malaysia bilateral relationship - Malaysia and Indonesia, although separate states, can be seen as constituting a single Indo-Malay cultural world. The book looks at the deep social and historical affinities between Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as the cultural and political contestations between the two countries, by analysing the literature, popular culture and public opinion of the Indo-Malay world. Bilateral ties between Indonesia and Malaysia are often subject to rivalry, acrimony and conflict. Understanding the Indonesia-Malaysia bilateral relationship is important because it has often been argued by scholars of international politics that Indonesia and Malaysia are cornerstone members of the ASEAN organisation, and are thus at the very heart of questions of regional security.
Part 1: Introduction1. The International Relations of Southeast Asia: a Postcolonial Approach Part 2: Media2. History, Literature and the Notion of a Pan-Malay Identity 3. Is Mythology a Unifying Force in the Indo-Malay World? 4. Cultural Contestations: UNESCO, Cultural Heritage and the Arts Part 3: Politics 5. Democratization in Indonesia and Malaysia 6. Human Security, Citizenship and Migrant Workers 7. Cross-border Cooperation and Conflict: Trade, Tourism and the Environment Part 4: Regionalism 8. Indonesia, Malaysia and ASEAN: the Success and Failure of Regional Integration 9. Indonesian Growing Pains and Malaysian Ambivalence: the Possibility of a 'Post- ASEAN' Future 10. Conclusion
Marshall Clark is a Senior Lecturer in the School of International and Political Studies at Deakin University, Australia.
Juliet Pietsch is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University.