Søren Ivarsson & Lotte Isager (eds) 2010 The Thai monarchy today is usually presented as both guardian of tradition and the institution to bring modernity and progress to the Thai people. It is moreover seen as protector of the nation.
Duncan McCargo (ed) 2002 Since 1932, Thai politics has undergone numerous political ‘reforms’, often accompanied by constitutional revisions and shifts in the location of power. Following the events of May 1992, there were strong pressures from certain groups in Thai
Ruth McVey 1993 Uses examples from historical and modern Indonesian societies and from various religions of the archipelago to illuminate the relationship between religion and political power.
John Coast (edited by Laura Noszlopy) 2015 This gripping memoir narrates the formative years of the Indonesian nation through the lens of English adventurer John Coast. After years in Japanese POW camps where he first met Indonesians and learned Malay,
Melanie Beresford & Angie Ngoc Tran (eds) 2004 Transition economies allow the study of fundamental questions about the nature of markets. How do they arise and do they necessarily follow the same modus operandi as markets in other countries? How
Elisabeth L. Engebretsen & William Schroeder (eds), with Hongwei Bao 2015 This book brings together some of the most exciting, original and cutting-edge work being conducted on contemporary queer China. The volume includes original essays by some of the most
Johan Fischer 2009 The West has seen the rise of the organic movement. In the Muslim world, a similar halal movement is rapidly spreading. Malaysia is at the forefront of this new global phenomenon. Exploring consumption practices in urban Malaysia,
Margaret Mehl 2003 The establishment of a national education system soon after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 is recognized as a significant factor in Japan’s modernization, hence research on education is concentrated on the state system. However, this development did
Mona Lilja 2007 In a world where there are few women politicians, Cambodia is still noticeable as a country where strong cultural and societal forces act to subjugate women and limit their political opportunities. However, in their everyday life, Cambodian
Stefan Eklof 2011 Under Indonesia’s authoritarian New Order regime, the continued existence of the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) was meant to demonstrate the ostensibly democratic character of the regime. In essence, this small nationalist-Christian coalition was meant to rfill the