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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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31-40 of 70 results in Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Ageing in Singapore

    Service needs and the state

    By Peggy Teo, Kalyani Mehta, Leng Leng Thang, Angelique Chan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Older persons are often portrayed as social and financial burdens because pensions, health and social care have to withstand increasing old age dependency ratios. Due to a lack of access to representation or a lack of social and economic power, older people have found few opportunities to have...

    Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Living with Transition in Laos

    Market Intergration in Southeast Asia

    By Jonathan Rigg

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Laos - the Lao People's Democratic Republic - is one of the least understood and studied countries of Asia. Its development trajectory is also one of the most interesting, as it moves from state, or perhaps more appropriately subsistence, to market. Based on extensive original research, this book...

    Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Expressions of Cambodia

    The Politics of Tradition, Identity and Change

    Edited by Leakthina Chau-Pech Ollier, Tim Winter

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Taking a theoretical and multidisciplinary perspective, the essays in this collection provide compelling insight into contemporary Cambodian culture at home and abroad. The book represents the first sustained exploration of the relationship between cultural productions and practices, the changing...

    Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Legal Pluralism in Indonesia

    Bridging the Unbridgeable

    By Ratno Lukito

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    With the revival of Islamic law and adat (customary) law in the country, this book investigates the history and phenomenon of legal pluralism in Indonesia. It looks at how the ideal of modernity in Indonesia has been characterized by a state-driven effort in the post-colonial era to make the...

    Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge