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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 94 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. A History of Human Rights Society in Singapore


    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

  2. 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

  3. The Political Economy of the Agri-Food System in Thailand

    Hegemony, Counter-Hegemony, and Co-Optation of Oppositions

    By Prapimphan Chiengkul

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The mainstream agri-food system in Thailand has been shaped to aid capital accumulation by domestic and transnational hegemonic forces, and is currently sustained through hegemonic agri-food production-distribution, governance structures and ideational order. However, sustainable agriculture and...

    Published May 5th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Democratization in China, Korea and Southeast Asia?

    Local and National Perspectives

    Edited by Kate Xiao Zhou, Shelley Rigger, Lynn T. White III

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Rapid economic pluralization in East Asia has empowered local and medial groups, and with this change comes the need to rethink usual notions regarding ways in which "democracies" emerge or "citizens" gain more power. Careful examination of current developments in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia...

    Published April 27th 2017 by Routledge

  5. The King and the Making of Modern Thailand

    By Antonio L. Rappa

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The making of modern Thailand is grounded in specific political institutions, Brahmanical tropes, and sacred Buddhist traditions stylized with Hindu rituals. Over and above these mysterious practices and ancient customs, modern Thailand is a product of the late Great Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej....

    Published April 7th 2017 by Routledge

  6. Maritime Security and Indonesia

    Cooperation, Interests and Strategies

    By Senia Febrica

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Indonesia is the largest archipelago state in the world comprising 17,480 islands, with a maritime territory measuring close to 6 million square kilometres. It is located between the two key shipping routes of the Pacific and Indian Ocean. Indonesia’s cooperation in maritime security initiatives is...

    Published March 15th 2017 by Routledge

  7. Visual Media in Indonesia

    Video Vanguard

    By Edwin Jurriëns

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    In the age of digital communication and global capitalism, people’s mental, social and natural environments are interconnected in complex and often unpredictable ways. This book focuses on the visual media, one of the key factors in shaping the contemporary ecology of colliding environments....

    Published February 24th 2017 by Routledge

  8. Populist Threats and Democracy’s Fate in Southeast Asia

    Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia

    By William Case

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Democracy in Southeast Asia has been explained using a number of factors including historical legacies, social structures, developmental levels, transitional processes, and institutional designs while other elements, such as elite-level relations and social coalitions, have been overlooked. This...

    Published February 21st 2017 by Routledge

  9. The Authoritarian Public Sphere

    Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China

    By Alexander Dukalskis

    Series: Routledge Studies on Comparative Asian Politics

    Authoritarian regimes craft and disseminate reasons, stories, and explanations for why they are entitled to rule. To shield those legitimating messages from criticism, authoritarian regimes also censor information that they find threatening. While committed opponents of the regime may be violently...

    Published February 2nd 2017 by Routledge

  10. Military, Monarchy and Repression

    Assessing Thailand's Authoritarian Turn

    Edited by Kevin Hewison, Veerayooth Kanchoochat

    Thailand’s politics has been contentious in recent years. With a military coup in 2006 and another in 2014, the country has moved from being a promising electoral democracy to a military dictatorship. Electoral politics was embraced enthusiastically by some groups, including those in rural areas of...

    Published December 21st 2016 by Routledge