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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 104 new and published books in the subject of South East Asian Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Japan's Quest for Stability in Southeast Asia

    Navigating the Turning Points in Postwar Asia

    By Taizo Miyagi

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    More than any other region in the world, Asia has witnessed tremendous change in the post-war era. A continent once engulfed by independence and revolution, and later by the Cold War and civil war, has now been transformed into the world’s most economically dynamic region. What caused this change...

    Published December 15th 2017 by Routledge

  2. Religion, Law and Intolerance in Indonesia

    Edited by Tim Lindsey, Helen Pausacker

    Series: Routledge Law in Asia

    Despite its overwhelmingly Muslim majority, Indonesia has always been seen as exceptional for its diversity and pluralism. In recent years, however, there has been a rise in "majoritarianism", with resurgent Islamist groups pushing hard to impose conservative values on public life – in many cases...

    Published December 15th 2017 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar

    Edited by Adam Simpson, Nicholas Farrelly, Ian Holliday

    After decades of mismanagement and direct military rule, Myanmar’s contested transition to a more democratic government has rapidly shifted the outlook in this significant Southeast Asian nation. Since 2011, the removal of Western sanctions and new foreign investments have resulted in high rates of...

    Published December 8th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Democratisation of Myanmar

    By Nehginpao Kipgen

    This topical book studies the process of democratic transition in Myanmar. It outlines the factors that contributed to the political transition in the country and the circumstances in which the transition from military rule of nearly five decades to democracy took place. The author shows how...

    Published December 8th 2017 by Routledge India

  5. Human Trafficking in Cambodia

    By Chenda Keo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Reporting the findings of a comprehensive study of human trafficking in Cambodia, this book focuses on the characteristics and operations of the traffickers. It provides a theoretical framework that explains the emergence of the phenomenon, and the role of moral panic and western hegemony in the...

    Published November 22nd 2017 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Development

    Edited by Andrew McGregor, Lisa Law, Fiona Miller

    Southeast Asia is one of the most diverse regions in the world – hosting a wide range of languages, ethnicities, religions, economies, ecosystems and political systems. Amidst this diversity, however, has been a common desire to develop. This provides a uniting theme across landscapes of...

    Published November 10th 2017 by Routledge

  7. Torture and Peacebuilding in Indonesia

    The Case of Papua

    By Budi Hernawan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    State-sponsored torture and peacebuilding encapsulate the essence of many of the current conflicts in Indonesia. Papua in particular provides a thought-provoking example of the intricacy and complexity of building peace amidst enduring conflict and violence. This book examines the complex power...

    Published November 1st 2017 by Routledge

  8. Malaysia's Defeat of Armed Communism

    The Second Emergency, 1968-1989

    By Ong Weichong

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Malayan Communist Party’s (MCP) decisive defeat in 1960 led many academics and Counterinsurgency (COIN) experts to overlook the resurrection of its armed struggle in 1968. Most scholars continue to regard the so-called ‘Second Emergency’ in Malaysia (1968-1989) as a non-event, and most of the...

    Published October 27th 2017 by Routledge

  9. Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia

    The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS

    By Dominik M. Mueller

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Providing an ethnographic account of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and its Youth Wing (Dewan Pemuda PAS), this book analyses the genesis and role of Islamic movements in terms of their engagement in mainstream politics. It explores the party’s changing approach towards popular culture and...

    Published October 26th 2017 by Routledge

  10. Politics and Governance in Indonesia

    The Police in the Era of Reformasi

    By Muradi

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    How does an authoritarian state reform its police force following a transition to democracy? In 1998, Indonesia, the third largest country in the world, faced just such a challenge. Policing had long been managed under the jurisdiction of the military, as an instrument of the Suharto regime – and...

    Published October 26th 2017 by Routledge