Asian Research

New Titles and Key Backlist


Editorial Inquiries
  1. Dorothea Schaefter (on leave)
    Senior Editor, Central, South and Southeast Asia
    Jillian Morrison, Acting Associate Editor

  2. Stephanie Rogers
    Publisher, East Asia

  3. Peter Sowden
    Editor, Asia

Other Inquiries

Rethinking Southeast Asia

  1. Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

    Transcending the State

    By Delphine Alles

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    The past fifteen years have seen Indonesia move away from authoritarianism to a thriving yet imperfect democracy. During this time, the archipelago has attracted international attention as the most-populated Muslim-majority country in the world. As religious issues and actors have been increasingly...

    To Be Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Civil Society in the Philippines

    Theoretical, Methodological and Policy Debates

    By Gerard Clarke

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research, this book provides a path-breaking account of civil society in the Philippines. It challenges the widespread belief in political science and development studies literature that civil society in developing countries is an institutional arena in which...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Truth on Trial in Thailand

    Defamation, Treason, and Lèse-Majesté

    By David Streckfuss

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    Since 2005, Thailand has been in crisis, with unprecedented political instability and the worst political violence seen in the country in decades. In the aftermath of a military coup in 2006, Thailand’s press freedom ranking plunged, while arrests for lèse-majesté have skyrocketed to levels unknown...

    Published August 13th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Decentralization and Adat Revivalism in Indonesia

    The Politics of Becoming Indigenous

    By Adam D. Tyson

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    This book examines the dynamic process of political transition and indigenous (adat) revival in newly decentralized Indonesia. The political transition in May 1998 set the stage for the passing of Indonesia’s framework decentralization laws. These laws include both political and technocratic...

    Published June 14th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Virtual Thailand

    The Media and Cultural Politics in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore

    By Glen Lewis

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    Written by an established expert on Thailand, this is one of the first books to fully investigate the Thai media’s role during the Thaksin government’s first term. Incorporating political economy and media theory, the book provides a unique insight into globalization in Southeast Asia, analyzing...

    Published December 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  6. Thailand Beyond the Crisis

    By Peter Warr

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    Thailand Beyond the Crisis includes recent research to give an accurate and up to date picture of the status of Thailand's economic recovery. The Asian economic crisis began in Thailand and ended a decade of sustained economic boom. This book identifies the role of policy errors involving both the...

    Published September 8th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Rethinking Vietnam

    By Duncan McCargo

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    A uniquely comprehensive overview of a fascinating and rapidly changing country, dealing with the politics, economics, society and foreign policy of Vietnam from the Doi Moi reforms of market socialism in 1986 to the present day. Drawing on fieldwork and analysis by an international team of...

    Published April 21st 2004 by Routledge

  8. Living at the Edge of Thai Society

    The Karen in the Highlands of Northern Thailand

    By Claudio Delang

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    The Karen are one of the major ethnic minority groups in the Himalayan highlands, living predominantly in the border area between Thailand and Burma. As the largest ethnic minority in Thailand, they have often been in conflict with the Thai majority. This book is the first major ethnographic and...

    Published September 3rd 2003 by Routledge

  9. Military Politics and Democratization in Indonesia

    By Jun Honna

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    The military have had a key role to play in Indonesia's recent history and may well have a decisive role to play in her future. This book looks at the role of the military in the downfall of Suharto and their ongoing influence on the succeeding governments of B.J. Habibie and Abdurrahman Wahid. The...

    Published January 9th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Changing Political Economy of Vietnam

    The Case of Ho Chi Minh City

    By Martin Gainsborough

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    This book explores the way in which the state has become commercialised under reform as party and government officials have gone into business and considers the impact that this has had on politics within Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The book charts the way in which power has been decentralised to...

    Published December 11th 2002 by Routledge

  11. The Politics of NGOs in Indonesia

    Developing Democracy and Managing a Movement

    By Bob S. Hadiwinata

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    This book deals with two major issues: how Indonesian NGOs survived under Suharto's authoritarian rule; and how NGOs contributed to the promotion of democracy in the post-Suharto era. If NGOs are to change from 'development' to 'movement' in democratic post-Suharto Indonesia, they must adjust not...

    Published November 21st 2002 by Routledge