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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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41-50 of 66 results in Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series
  1. Corruption and Law in Indonesia

    By Simon Butt

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Indonesia has transformed from one of South East Asia’s most repressive and centralised political systems to its most decentralised and democratic. Despite this, obstacles still remain that hinder Indonesia achieving the ‘rule of law’, and in particular, the country is consistently ranked as having...

    Published October 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Separatist Conflict in Indonesia

    The long-distance politics of the Acehnese diaspora

    By Antje Missbach

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The socio-political activities of the Acehnese diaspora, located mainly in Malaysia, Scandinavia, the USA and Australia, have been of fundamental importance to conflict and politics within Aceh. The intensity of the relations between the diaspora and the homeland was mainly determined by the...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Timor Leste

    Politics, History, and Culture

    By Andrea Katalin Molnar

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book provides a comprehensive country overview of Southeast Asia’s newest nation, Timor Leste (East Timor). This book focuses on its cultural and ethno-linguistic diversity, and its political history from the pre-Portuguese period up to 2009. The book pays particular attention to the...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Local Politics in Indonesia

    Pathways to Power

    By Nankyung Choi

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Competitive elections have become an institutionalized feature of contemporary Indonesia’s politics. This, together with other considerations, makes it reasonable to call Indonesia the world’s third largest democracy. Nonetheless, democratic elections in Indonesia are both more complex and...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Changing Marriage Patterns in Southeast Asia

    Economic and Socio-Cultural Dimensions

    Edited by Gavin W. Jones, Terence H. Hull, Maznah Mohamad

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Various forms of partnering – such as officially registered marriages, cohabiting relationships, and other kinds of relatively stable relationships - are crucial in the formation of families throughout the world. Although, today, forms of partnering in the region are not restricted to formal...

    Published September 11th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Security, Development and Nation-Building in Timor-Leste

    A Cross-sectoral Assessment

    Edited by Vandra Harris, Andrew Goldsmith

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Despite Timor-Leste’s high expectations when it became independent from Indonesia in 2002, the country is ranked among the least developed countries in the world. It has found itself at the centre of international attention in the last decade, with one of the biggest interventions in UN history, as...

    Published June 20th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Singapore's Ageing Population

    Managing Healthcare and End-of-Life Decisions

    Edited by Wing-Cheong Chan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    A rapidly ageing population is the most significant demographic issue confronting Singapore in our lifetime. This has created new and increasing demands on Singapore's healthcare system and on the families of the older adults. The challenge is in providing a system of care that is humane, effective...

    Published May 24th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of Religion in Indonesia

    Syncretism, Orthodoxy, and Religious Contention in Java and Bali

    Edited by Michel Picard, Rémy Madinier

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Indonesia is a remarkable case study for religious politics. While not being a theocratic country, it is not secular either, with the Indonesian state officially defining what constitutes religion, and every citizen needing to be affiliated to one of them. This book focuses on Java and Bali, and...

    Published May 11th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Violent Conflicts in Indonesia

    Analysis, Representation, Resolution

    Edited by Charles A. Coppel

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Indonesia is currently affected by many serious conflicts which have arisen as a result of a variety of ethnic, religious and regional tensions. Presenting important new thinking on violent conflict in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, this book examines a selection of conflicts in...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Ending Forced Labour in Myanmar

    Engaging a Pariah Regime

    By Richard Horsey

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) efforts since the early 1990s to address the forced labour situation in Myanmar represent a rare example of success in influencing the behaviour of that regime, and this book gives a first-hand account of these efforts. As the ILO’s representative in...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge