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Maritime Security and Indonesia: Cooperation, Interests and Strategies

Maritime Security and Indonesia: Cooperation, Interests and Strategies

1st Edition

Senia Febrica
August 14, 2018

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...

Identity Politics and Elections in Malaysia and Indonesia: Ethnic Engineering in Borneo

Identity Politics and Elections in Malaysia and Indonesia: Ethnic Engineering in Borneo

1st Edition

Karolina Prasad
June 28, 2018

In recent social research, ethnicity has mostly been used as an explanatory variable. It was only after it was agreed that ethnicity, in itself, is subject to change, were the questions of how and why it changes, possible to answer. This multiplicity of ethnic identities requires that we think of...

The Politics of Aid to Burma: A Humanitarian Struggle on the Thai-Burmese Border

The Politics of Aid to Burma: A Humanitarian Struggle on the Thai-Burmese Border

1st Edition

Anne Decobert
June 28, 2018

For over sixty years, conflict between state forces and armed ethnic groups was ongoing in parts of the borderlands of Burma. Ethnic minority communities were subjected to systematic and widespread abuses by an increasingly complex patchwork of armed state and non-state actors. Populations in more...

Social Democracy in East Timor

Social Democracy in East Timor

1st Edition

Rebecca Strating
June 28, 2018

Since the end of the Cold War, considerable scholarly debates have been devoted to the nature and scope of international state-building interventions in ‘fragile’, post-colonial states and their effectiveness in instituting democratic rule. By examining the construction of political institutions...

Islam, State and Society in Indonesia: Local Politics in Madura

Islam, State and Society in Indonesia: Local Politics in Madura

1st Edition

Yanwar Pribadi
June 19, 2018

Islamic powers in secular countries have presented a challenge for states around the world, including Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population as well as the third largest democracy in the world. This book explores the history of the relationships between Islam, state, and society in...

The Appeal of the Philippines: Spain, Cultural Representation and Politics

The Appeal of the Philippines: Spain, Cultural Representation and Politics

1st Edition

José Miguel Díaz Rodríguez
June 14, 2018

This book examines the different means through which Spain has revisited its ex-colony - the Philippines - since 2000. Focusing on several major exhibitions organised in the period 1998-2017, the ‘poetics’ (narratives and meaning) and ‘politics’ (institutional power) of Spanish representations of...

Family and Population Changes in Singapore: A unique case in the global family change

Family and Population Changes in Singapore: A unique case in the global family change

1st Edition

Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, Shu Hu
April 16, 2018

This book depicts the evolution of Singapore’s family and population landscape in the last half a century, the related public policies, and future challenges. Since the country gained independence in 1965, family and population policies have been integral to her nation-building strategies. The...

Islamic Education in Indonesia and Malaysia: Shaping Minds, Saving Souls

Islamic Education in Indonesia and Malaysia: Shaping Minds, Saving Souls

1st Edition

Azmil Mohd Tayeb
March 23, 2018

Despite their close geographic and cultural ties, Indonesia and Malaysia have dramatically different Islamic education, with that in Indonesia being relatively decentralized and discursively diverse, while that in Malaysia is centralized and discursively restricted. The book explores the nature of...

Local Governance in Timor-Leste: Lessons in postcolonial state-building

Local Governance in Timor-Leste: Lessons in postcolonial state-building

1st Edition

Deborah Cummins
January 24, 2018

Across many parts of the postcolonial world, it is everyday reality for people to cross regularly between state-based and customary governance, institutions and norms. This book examines this phenomenon in the context of the villages of Timor-Leste, and the state-building efforts that have been...

Media Consumption in Malaysia: A Hermeneutics of Human Behaviour

Media Consumption in Malaysia: A Hermeneutics of Human Behaviour

1st Edition

Tony Wilson
January 22, 2018

How do visitors immersing themselves in material places such as shopping malls or video sites online make sense of the experience, enabling criticizing - or consenting to content? How is this evident in behaviour? Reflecting on accounts by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Indigenous members of Malaysian...

Philippine Politics: Possibilities and Problems in a Localist Democracy

Philippine Politics: Possibilities and Problems in a Localist Democracy

1st Edition

Lynn T. White III
January 22, 2018

Philippine political history, especially in the twentieth century, challenges the image of democratic evolution as serving the people, and does so in ways that reveal inadequately explored aspects of many democracies. In the first decades of the twenty-first century the Philippines has nonetheless...

Southeast Asia and the European Union: Non-traditional security crises and cooperation

Southeast Asia and the European Union: Non-traditional security crises and cooperation

1st Edition

Naila Maier-Knapp
January 12, 2018

Amidst the Eurozone crisis, the European Union (EU) is stepping up its dialogue and engagement with and within Southeast Asia. The EU’s contemporary approach towards Asia emphasises the importance of open economies and common challenges of the 21st Century. So-called non-traditional security issues...

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