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Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Southeast Asia.

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21-30 of 67 results in Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series
  1. Cambodia and the Politics of Aesthetics

    By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Illuminating developments in contemporary Cambodia with political and aesthetic theory, this book analyses the country’s violent transition from socialism to capitalism through an innovative method that combines the aesthetic approach and critical theory. To understand the particularities of the...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Party Politics in Southeast Asia

    Clientelism and Electoral Competition in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines

    Edited by Dirk Tomsa, Andreas Ufen

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Contributing to the growing discourse on political parties in Asia, this book looks at parties in Southeast Asia’s most competitive electoral democracies of Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. It highlights the diverse dynamics of party politics in the region and provides new insights into...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Global Indonesia

    By Jean Gelman Taylor

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    In the 19th century, colonial rule brought the modern world closer to the Indonesian peoples, introducing mechanized transport, all-weather roads, postal and telegraph communications, and steamship networks that linked Indonesia’s islands to each other, to Europe and the Middle East. This book...

    Published October 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Culture, Religion and Conflict in Muslim Southeast Asia

    Negotiating Tense Pluralisms

    Edited by Joseph Camilleri, Sven Schottmann

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    By examining the sometimes surprising and unexpected roles that culture and religion have played in mitigating or exacerbating conflicts, this book explores the cultural repertoires from which Southeast Asian political actors have drawn to negotiate the pluralism that has so long been...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Technological State in Indonesia

    The Co-constitution of High Technology and Authoritarian Politics

    By Sulfikar Amir

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Using a historical sociology approach, this book illustrates the formation of the technological state in Indonesia during the New Order period (1966-1998). It explores the nexus between power, high technology, development, and authoritarianism situated in the Southeast Asian context. The book...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Land Tenure, Conservation and Development in Southeast Asia

    By Peter Eaton

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book examines the relationship between land tenure, conservation and rural development in the context of the Southeast Asian archipelago. In particular, it is concerned with people living in and around national parks and other protected areas. It discusses the value of reinforcing indigenous...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Political Change and Territoriality in Indonesia

    Provincial Proliferation

    By Ehito Kimura

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    What makes large, multi-ethnic states hang together? At a time when ethnic and religious conflict has gained global prominence, the territorial organization of states is a critical area of study. Exploring how multi-ethnic and geographically dispersed states grapple with questions of territorial...

    Published August 24th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Building a People-Oriented Security Community the ASEAN way

    By Alan Collins

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    ASEAN has declared its intention to create a security community in Southeast Asia that is people-orientated. This book evaluates ASEAN’s progress, and in doing so examines three matters of concern. The book firstly looks at the importance of constitutive norms to the workings of security...

    Published August 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Parties and Parliaments in Southeast Asia

    Non-Partisan Chambers in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand

    By Roland Rich

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Political parties are an essential ingredient in a modern democracy. They are also seen as the least trusted and most problematic institution in most democratic systems. While there have been attempts to strengthen parties through institutional design and capacity building, a new strategy has been...

    Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Political Theory of Tyranny in Singapore and Burma

    Aristotle and the Rhetoric of Benevolent Despotism

    By Stephen McCarthy

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Covering various fields in political science, this new book presents an historical and political-cultural analysis of Buddhism and Confucianism. Using Singapore and Burma as case studies, the book questions the basic assumptions of democratization theory, examining the political science of tyranny...

    Published August 2nd 2012 by Routledge