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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 69 results in Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series
  1. Gender and Transitional Justice

    The Women of East Timor

    By Susan Harris Rimmer

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Gender and Transitional Justice provides the first comprehensive feminist analysis of the role of international law in formal transitional justice mechanisms. Using East Timor as a case study, it offers reflections on transitional justice administered by a UN transitional administration. Often...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Revival of Tradition in Indonesian Politics

    The Deployment of Adat from Colonialism to Indigenism

    Edited by Jamie Davidson, David Henley

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The Indonesian term adat means ‘custom’ or ‘tradition’, and carries connotations of sedate order and harmony. Yet in recent years it has suddenly become associated with activism, protest and violence. This book investigates the revival of adat in Indonesian politics, identifying its origins, the...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Community, Environment and Local Governance in Indonesia

    Locating the commonweal

    Edited by Carol Warren, John F. McCarthy

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book explores the forces reconfiguring local resource governance in Indonesia since 1998, drawing together original field research undertaken in a decade of dramatic political change. Case studies from across Indonesia’s diverse cultural and ecological landscapes focus on the most significant...

    Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Ethno-Religious Violence in Indonesia

    From Soil to God

    By Chris Wilson

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Ethno-religious violence in Indonesia illustrates in detail how and why previously peaceful religious communities can descend into violent conflict. From 1999 until 2000, the conflict in North Maluku, Indonesia, saw the most intense communal violence of Indonesia’s period of democratization. For...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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