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Legal Pluralism in Indonesia: Bridging the Unbridgeable

Legal Pluralism in Indonesia: Bridging the Unbridgeable

1st Edition

Ratno Lukito
June 16, 2017

With the revival of Islamic law and adat (customary) law in the country, this book investigates the history and phenomenon of legal pluralism in Indonesia. It looks at how the ideal of modernity in Indonesia has been characterized by a state-driven effort in the post-colonial era to make the...

Political Change and Territoriality in Indonesia: Provincial Proliferation

Political Change and Territoriality in Indonesia: Provincial Proliferation

1st Edition

Ehito Kimura
June 16, 2017

What makes large, multi-ethnic states hang together? At a time when ethnic and religious conflict has gained global prominence, the territorial organization of states is a critical area of study. Exploring how multi-ethnic and geographically dispersed states grapple with questions of territorial...

Transforming Society: Strategies for Social Development from Singapore, Asia and Around the World

Transforming Society: Strategies for Social Development from Singapore, Asia and Around the World

1st Edition

Ngoh Tiong Tan
June 07, 2017

Social change affects all quarters of life and human society whether in individual neighbourhoods, communities or nations, or in the world as a whole – encompassing many issues of gender, age, social class and ethnicity. This book examines both the conceptual as well as operational aspects of...

Corruption and Law in Indonesia

Corruption and Law in Indonesia

1st Edition

Simon Butt
May 31, 2017

Indonesia has transformed from one of South East Asia’s most repressive and centralised political systems to its most decentralised and democratic. Despite this, obstacles still remain that hinder Indonesia achieving the ‘rule of law’, and in particular, the country is consistently ranked as having...

Separatist Conflict in Indonesia: The long-distance politics of the Acehnese diaspora

Separatist Conflict in Indonesia: The long-distance politics of the Acehnese diaspora

1st Edition

Antje Missbach
May 31, 2017

The socio-political activities of the Acehnese diaspora, located mainly in Malaysia, Scandinavia, the USA and Australia, have been of fundamental importance to conflict and politics within Aceh. The intensity of the relations between the diaspora and the homeland was mainly determined by the...

The Technological State in Indonesia: The Co-constitution of High Technology and Authoritarian Politics

The Technological State in Indonesia: The Co-constitution of High Technology and Authoritarian Politics

1st Edition

Sulfikar Amir
May 31, 2017

Using a historical sociology approach, this book illustrates the formation of the technological state in Indonesia during the New Order period (1966-1998). It explores the nexus between power, high technology, development, and authoritarianism situated in the Southeast Asian context. The book...

Culture, Religion and Conflict in Muslim Southeast Asia: Negotiating Tense Pluralisms

Culture, Religion and Conflict in Muslim Southeast Asia: Negotiating Tense Pluralisms

1st Edition

Joseph Camilleri, Sven Schottmann
May 27, 2017

By examining the sometimes surprising and unexpected roles that culture and religion have played in mitigating or exacerbating conflicts, this book explores the cultural repertoires from which Southeast Asian political actors have drawn to negotiate the pluralism that has so long been...

Parties and Parliaments in Southeast Asia: Non-Partisan Chambers in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand

Parties and Parliaments in Southeast Asia: Non-Partisan Chambers in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand

1st Edition

Roland Rich
May 27, 2017

Political parties are an essential ingredient in a modern democracy. They are also seen as the least trusted and most problematic institution in most democratic systems. While there have been attempts to strengthen parties through institutional design and capacity building, a new strategy has been...

Political Institutions in East Timor: Semi-Presidentialism and Democratisation

Political Institutions in East Timor: Semi-Presidentialism and Democratisation

1st Edition

Lydia M. Beuman
May 25, 2017

In 2002, East Timor became an independent state following a long conflict with Indonesia, and went on to adopt a semi-presidential form of government. In a semi-presidential system there is a directly elected fixed-term president, prime minister and government who are collectively responsible for...

Ending Forced Labour in Myanmar: Engaging a Pariah Regime

Ending Forced Labour in Myanmar: Engaging a Pariah Regime

1st Edition

Richard Horsey
May 24, 2017

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) efforts since the early 1990s to address the forced labour situation in Myanmar represent a rare example of success in influencing the behaviour of that regime, and this book gives a first-hand account of these efforts. As the ILO’s representative in...

Singapore's Ageing Population: Managing Healthcare and End-of-Life Decisions

Singapore's Ageing Population: Managing Healthcare and End-of-Life Decisions

1st Edition

Wing-Cheong Chan
May 24, 2017

A rapidly ageing population is the most significant demographic issue confronting Singapore in our lifetime. This has created new and increasing demands on Singapore's healthcare system and on the families of the older adults. The challenge is in providing a system of care that is humane, effective...

Local Politics in Indonesia: Pathways to Power

Local Politics in Indonesia: Pathways to Power

1st Edition

Nankyung Choi
May 24, 2017

Competitive elections have become an institutionalized feature of contemporary Indonesia’s politics. This, together with other considerations, makes it reasonable to call Indonesia the world’s third largest democracy. Nonetheless, democratic elections in Indonesia are both more complex and...

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