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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 543 new and published books in the subject of South East Asian Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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 May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  2. New Perspectives on the History and Historiography of Southeast Asia

    Continuing Explorations

    Edited by Michael Arthur Aung-Thwin, Kenneth R. Hall

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Using a unique "old–new" treatment, this book presents new perspectives on several important topics in Southeast Asian history and historiography. Based on original, primary research, it reinterprets and revises several long-held conventional views in the field, covering the period from the "...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  3. 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 May 24th 2017 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 May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  5. The Pacific Basin

    An Introduction

    Edited by Shane J. Barter, Michael Weiner

    The Pacific Basin: An Introduction is a new textbook which provides an interdisciplinary and comparative overview of the emerging Pacific world. Interest in the Pacific Basin has increased markedly in recent years, driven largely by the rise of China as a global rival to the United States and Asian...

    Published May 19th 2017 by Routledge

  6. Marriage, Gender and Islam in Indonesia

    Women Negotiating Informal Marriage, Divorce and Desire

    By Maria Platt

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Marriage is central to Indonesia’s social fabric and critical in defining socially legitimate relationships. This book offers a rich anthropological account of Muslim Indonesian women’s experiences of courtship, love, marital discord and separation, polygamy, divorce and remarriage. By applying a...

    Published May 17th 2017 by Routledge

  7. A History of Human Rights Society in Singapore

    1965-2015

    Edited by Jiyoung Song

    Series: Politics in Asia

    To celebrate Singapore’s fiftieth anniversary for its independence from Malaysia in 2015, 35 students, academics and activists came together to discuss and write about pioneering Singaporean human rights activists and their under-reported stories in Singapore. The city-state is known for its...

    Published May 10th 2017 by Routledge

  8. Thailand's International Meditation Centers

    Tourism and the Global Commodification of Religious Practices

    By Brooke Schedneck

    Series: Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

    This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Through...

    Published May 10th 2017 by Routledge

  9. Anti-genocide Activists and the Responsibility to Protect

    By Annette Jansen

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    Although the Genocide Convention was already adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1945, it was only in the late 1990s that groups of activists emerged calling for military interventions to halt mass atrocities. The question of who these anti-genocide activists are and what motivates them to call...

    Published May 5th 2017 by Routledge

  10. Migrant Workers and ASEAN

    A Two Level State and Regional Analysis

    By Anisa Santoso

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) has made slow progress in defining a regional policy for the protection of migrant workers. This book examines the normative structures within the institutions at play at both state and regional level of ASEAN, which influence the making of a...

    Published May 5th 2017 by Routledge