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Political Representation in Indonesia: The Emergence of the Innovative Technocrats

Political Representation in Indonesia: The Emergence of the Innovative Technocrats

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michael Hatherell
May 20, 2019

This book analyses the transformation of political representation in contemporary Indonesia to argue the need to better understand how political representatives use claims to engage in storytelling about themselves and the community they represent. By adopting a new approach that focuses on the...

Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia: Indonesia and the Philippines

Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia: Indonesia and the Philippines

1st Edition

Rommel A. Curaming
February 23, 2019

The Sejarah Nasional Indonesia (SNI) and the Tadhana Project are two state-sponsored history-writing projects that took shape in two comparable Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia and the Philippines. These projects germinated at about the same time in the 1970s and under the auspices of...

The Army and the Indonesian Genocide: Mechanics of Mass Murder

The Army and the Indonesian Genocide: Mechanics of Mass Murder

1st Edition

Jess Melvin
August 14, 2018

For the past half century, the Indonesian military has depicted the 1965-66 killings, which resulted in the murder of approximately one million unarmed civilians, as the outcome of a spontaneous uprising. This formulation not only denied military agency behind the killings, it also denied that the...

Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy: Transcending the State

Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy: Transcending the State

1st Edition

Delphine Alles
June 28, 2018

The past fifteen years have seen Indonesia move away from authoritarianism to a thriving yet imperfect democracy. During this time, the archipelago attracted international attention as the most-populated Muslim-majority country in the world. As religious issues and actors have been increasingly...

Politics and Governance in Indonesia: The Police in the Era of Reformasi

Politics and Governance in Indonesia: The Police in the Era of Reformasi

1st Edition

Muradi
October 26, 2017

How does an authoritarian state reform its police force following a transition to democracy? In 1998, Indonesia, the third largest country in the world, faced just such a challenge. Policing had long been managed under the jurisdiction of the military, as an instrument of the Suharto regime – and...

Reporting Thailand's Southern Conflict: Mediating Political Dissent

Reporting Thailand's Southern Conflict: Mediating Political Dissent

1st Edition

Phansasiri Kularb
May 25, 2017

Since 2004, Thailand’s southern border provinces have been plagued by violence. There are a wide array of explanations for this violence, from the revival of Malay nationalist movements and the influence from the global trend of radical Islam, to the power play among the regional underground crime...

Civil Society in the Philippines: Theoretical, Methodological and Policy Debates

Civil Society in the Philippines: Theoretical, Methodological and Policy Debates

1st Edition

Gerard Clarke
May 18, 2017

Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research, this book provides a path-breaking account of civil society in the Philippines. It challenges the widespread belief in political science and development studies literature that civil society in developing countries is an institutional arena in which...

Politics and the Press in Thailand: Media Machinations

Politics and the Press in Thailand: Media Machinations

1st Edition

Duncan McCargo
August 04, 2015

This is the first book in the English language to examine the tangled web of relationships linking newspaper owners, editors and reporters, with leading politicians and power-holders. Duncan McCargo has been granted unique access to the editorial meetings of Thailand's leading newspapers, and...

The Politics of NGOs in Indonesia: Developing Democracy and Managing a Movement

The Politics of NGOs in Indonesia: Developing Democracy and Managing a Movement

1st Edition

Bob S. Hadiwinata
August 04, 2015

This book deals with two major issues: how Indonesian NGOs survived under Suharto's authoritarian rule; and how NGOs contributed to the promotion of democracy in the post-Suharto era. If NGOs are to change from 'development' to 'movement' in democratic post-Suharto Indonesia, they must adjust not...

Changing Political Economy of Vietnam: The Case of Ho Chi Minh City

Changing Political Economy of Vietnam: The Case of Ho Chi Minh City

1st Edition

Martin Gainsborough
August 04, 2015

This book explores the way in which the state has become commercialised under reform as party and government officials have gone into business and considers the impact that this has had on politics within Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The book charts the way in which power has been decentralised to...

Decentralization and Adat Revivalism in Indonesia: The Politics of Becoming Indigenous

Decentralization and Adat Revivalism in Indonesia: The Politics of Becoming Indigenous

1st Edition

Adam D. Tyson
April 16, 2012

This book examines the dynamic process of political transition and indigenous (adat) revival in newly decentralized Indonesia. The political transition in May 1998 set the stage for the passing of Indonesia’s framework decentralization laws. These laws include both political and technocratic...

Truth on Trial in Thailand: Defamation, Treason, and Lèse-Majesté

Truth on Trial in Thailand: Defamation, Treason, and Lèse-Majesté

1st Edition

David Streckfuss
April 11, 2011

Since 2005, Thailand has been in crisis, with unprecedented political instability and the worst political violence seen in the country in decades. In the aftermath of a military coup in 2006, Thailand’s press freedom ranking plunged, while arrests for lèse-majesté have skyrocketed to levels unknown...

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