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Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia

Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Claudia Dolezal, Alexander Trupp, Huong T. Bui
April 18, 2020

This book analyses tourism and development in Southeast Asia. Critically debating and offering new understandings of the dynamics of tourism on the global and local levels, it seeks to assesses its impact on residents and localities across the region. Offering a myriad of case studies from a range...

Normalization of Violence: Conceptual Analysis and Reflections from Asia

Normalization of Violence: Conceptual Analysis and Reflections from Asia

1st Edition

Irm Haleem
October 15, 2019

This book offers both a conceptual and an empirical analysis of how violence is normalized. In its conceptual analysis, Irm Haleem offers a framework of explanation that she argues is universal in its narratives, which she submits is premised on moralizing, legalizing, and popularizing violence....

Circulation and Governance of Asian Medicine

Circulation and Governance of Asian Medicine

1st Edition

Céline Coderey, Laurent Pordié
September 04, 2019

This book unpacks the organized sets of practices that govern contemporary Asian medicine, from production of medications in the lab to their circulation within circuits and networks of all kinds, and examines the plurality of actors involved in such governance. Chapters analyze the process of...

Sino-Pakistani Relations: Politics, Military and Regional Dynamics

Sino-Pakistani Relations: Politics, Military and Regional Dynamics

1st Edition

Filippo Boni
August 27, 2019

This book analyses the relationship between Pakistan and China in the post 9/11 period against the backdrop of Pakistan’s domestic politics and proposes that the major source of continuity in the ties between the two countries is represented by the military. The evolution and continuity of...

Transcontinental Silk Road Strategies: Comparing China, Japan and South Korea in Uzbekistan

Transcontinental Silk Road Strategies: Comparing China, Japan and South Korea in Uzbekistan

1st Edition

Timur Dadabaev
June 25, 2019

This book analyzes initiatives and concepts initiated by China, Japan and South Korea (the Republic of Korea) toward Central Asia to ascertain their impact on regionalism and regional cooperation in Central Asia. Using the case study of Uzbekistan, the book focuses on the formation of the discourse...

Conflict in India and China's Contested Borderlands: A Comparative Study

Conflict in India and China's Contested Borderlands: A Comparative Study

1st Edition

Kunal Mukherjee
January 03, 2019

For a long time, India and China have been seen as the rising economic giants on the Asiatic mainland. Studies of the conflicts which have plagued the borderlands of India and China however have tended to only analyse individual case studies without attempting to compare and contrast the situation...

Populist Threats and Democracy’s Fate in Southeast Asia: Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia

Populist Threats and Democracy’s Fate in Southeast Asia: Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia

1st Edition

William Case
August 14, 2018

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...

Enhancing Asia-Europe Co-operation through Educational Exchange

Enhancing Asia-Europe Co-operation through Educational Exchange

1st Edition

Georg Wiessala
August 10, 2018

This book examines the ideas of knowledge-transfer and higher education exchange in the relationship between the European Union and countries, regions, universities and think-tanks across Asia. It critically investigates some discourses of particular relevance to the cognitive framework of the...

Middle Class, Civil Society and Democracy in Asia

Middle Class, Civil Society and Democracy in Asia

1st Edition

Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao
July 30, 2018

This book offers a timely analysis of the tripartite links between the middle class, civil society and democratic experiences in Northeast and Southeast Asia. It aims to go beyond the two popular theoretical propositions in current democratic theory, which emphasise the bilateral connections...

Asia Struggles with Democracy: Evidence from Indonesia, Korea and Thailand

Asia Struggles with Democracy: Evidence from Indonesia, Korea and Thailand

1st Edition

Giovanna Maria Dora Dore
June 28, 2018

Since 1974, when the current wave of democratisation began, the movement towards democracy in Asia has remained limited. Many countries in Asia, in fact, are not making a decisive move towards democracy, and find themselves struggling with the challenges of democratic consolidation and governance....

Protecting the Weak in East Asia: Framing, Mobilisation and Institutionalisation

Protecting the Weak in East Asia: Framing, Mobilisation and Institutionalisation

1st Edition

Iwo Amelung, Moritz Bälz, Heike Holbig, Matthias Schumann, Cornelia Storz
June 18, 2018

This book investigates public claims for the protection of weak groups and interests in Japan and China from the nineteenth century to the present day. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it engages with ongoing global debates relevant to both Western and non-Western societies whilst also...

China-Malaysia Relations and Foreign Policy

China-Malaysia Relations and Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Razak Abdullah
January 22, 2018

When Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, paid an official visit to China in May 1974, it secured Malaysia a place in the annals of regional diplomatic history as the first ASEAN country to establish full diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. This book analyses the...

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