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  1. Transformations in Independent Timor-Leste

    Dynamics of Social and Cultural Cohabitations

    Edited by Susana de Matos Viegas, Rui Graça Feijó

    Series: Routledge/City University of Hong Kong Southeast Asia Series

    1999 was a decisive year in the long history of the people of Timor-Leste, whose future was open when they voted for independence in a UN-sponsored referendum. Its results left no doubt that the Timorese considered themselves to be a nation wishing to have their own state, which they would rule....

    Published June 21st 2017 by Routledge

  2. Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    By Jane Derges

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Following over twenty years of war, Sri Lanka’s longest cease-fire (2002-2006) provided a final opportunity for an inclusive peace settlement between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, hostilities resumed with ever increasing desperation and ferocity...

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  3. Security Community in South Asia

    India - Pakistan

    By Muhammad Shoaib Pervez

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

    The security relationship between India and Pakistan is generally viewed through a neo-realist approach of International Relations.. Treading on a different path, this book explains the rivalry of these countries by looking at the socio-cultural norms found at two levels, elites versus popular....

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Social Capital and Institutional Constraints

    A Comparative Analysis of China, Taiwan and the US

    By Joonmo Son

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The sociological concept of social capital has grown in popularity in recent years and research programs in North America, Europe, and East Asia have demonstrated how social capital has a significant impact on occupational mobility, community building, social movement, and economic development....

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  5. Kashmir’s Right to Secede

    A Critical Examination of Contemporary Theories of Secession

    By Matthew J. Webb

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    A separatist conflict has been ongoing in India-administered Kashmir since 1989. Focusing on this region, this book critiques the existing normative theories of secession, and offers a comprehensive examination of the right of sub-groups to secede. The book looks at the different accounts of the...

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Protection Rackets in Post-New Order Indonesia

    Coercive Capital, Authority and Street Politics

    By Ian Douglas Wilson

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Gangs and militias have been a persistent feature of social and political life in Indonesia. During the authoritarian New Order regime they constituted part of a vast network of sub-contracted coercion and social control on behalf of the state. Indonesia’s subsequent democratisation has seen gangs...

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  7. Status and Security in Southeast Asian State Systems

    By Nicholas Tarling

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Southeast Asia serves as an excellent case study to discuss major transformations in the relationship between states. This book looks at the changing nature of relationships between countries in Southeast Asia, as well as their relationships with other states in Asia and beyond. A diverse region...

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  8. Civil Society and Democratization in India

    Institutions, Ideologies and Interests

    By Sarbeswar Sahoo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Developing a distinctive theoretical framework on civil society, this book examines how Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) contribute towards democratization in India and what conditions facilitate or inhibit their contribution. It assesses three different kinds of politics within civil society...

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  9. Politics, Identity and Education in Central Asia

    Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan

    Edited by Pınar Akçalı, Cennet Engin-Demir

    Series: Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

    Focusing on the areas of politics, identity and education, this book looks at some of the most pressing and challenging issues that Kyrgyzstan faces in the post-Soviet era. It argues that Kyrgyzstan is challenged with oscillations between the old and the new on the one hand, and domestic and...

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  10. Arbitration Concerning the South China Sea

    Philippines versus China

    By Shicun Wu, Keyuan Zou

    Series: Contemporary Issues in the South China Sea

    On 22 January 2013, the Republic of the Philippines instituted arbitral proceedings against the People’s Republic of China (PRC) under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) with regard to disputes between the two countries in the South China Sea. The South China Sea...

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge