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After the Great East Japan Earthquake: Political and Policy Change in Post-Fukushima Japan

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*Dominic Al-Badri & Gijs Berends (eds)** 2013 The triple disaster that struck Japan in March 2011 began with the most powerful earthquake known to have hit Japan and led to tsunami up to 40 meters in height that devastated a wide area and caused thousands of deaths. The ensuing accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power […]

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Hot Science, High Water: Assembling Nature, Society and Environmental Policy in Contemporary Vietnam

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Eren Zink 2013 Hot Science, High Water explores the work of different generations of Vietnamese scientists as they engage with local and international efforts to conserve nature, address climate change, and carry out scientific research. Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork in universities, government offices, and foreign embassies, as well as the muddy intertidal zones of coastal […]

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Burma/Myanmar – Where Now?

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Mikael Gravers & Flemming Ytzen (eds) 2014 Recent changes in Burma/Myanmar have been called the ‘Burmese democratic spring’. While the international media have mainly focused on the economic opportunities offered by these changes and on the doings and sayings of Aung San Suu Kyi, the reality is far more complex. The country is desperately poor, […]

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Vietnam’s New Middle Classes: Gender, Career, City

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Catherine Earl 2014 This volume explores the social consequences of macro-economic reform introduced in Vietnam more than a quarter of a century ago through a focus on young women graduates who hope to find success in Ho Chi Minh City’s growing graduate labour market. They are part of Vietnam’s new middle class, an educated and […]

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Vietnam's New Middle Classes: Gender, Career, City

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Catherine Earl 2014 This volume explores the social consequences of macro-economic reform introduced in Vietnam more than a quarter of a century ago through a focus on young women graduates who hope to find success in Ho Chi Minh City’s growing graduate labour market. They are part of Vietnam’s new middle class, an educated and […]

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Governing Cambodia’s Forests: The International Politics of Policy Reform

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Andrew Cock 2016 The destruction of Cambodia’s forests gathered pace from the 1990s, receiving much international publicity at the time from environmental NGOs but far less scholarly treatment. That deficiency is now addressed by this detailed and sophisticated case study of the process by which aid donors and Cambodia’s elites worked to designate much of […]

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Governing Cambodia's Forests: The International Politics of Policy Reform

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Andrew Cock 2016 The destruction of Cambodia’s forests gathered pace from the 1990s, receiving much international publicity at the time from environmental NGOs but far less scholarly treatment. That deficiency is now addressed by this detailed and sophisticated case study of the process by which aid donors and Cambodia’s elites worked to designate much of […]

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UNESCO in Southeast Asia: World Heritage Sites in Comparative Perspective

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Victor T. King (ed) 2015 Southeast Asia’s 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites make a significant contribution to their respective country’s national prestige and identity, international profile and tourism development plans. Yet, although much is known about some individual sites like Angkor and Borobudur, we know very little about all sites in comparative terms. This wide-ranging […]

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Mobile Citizens: French Indians in Indochina, 1858-1954

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Natasha Pairaudeau 2016 When France laid claim to the territories which became French Indochina, its beleaguered trading posts on the east coast of India gained a new purpose, sending Indians to help secure and administer its newest possessions and to assist in their commercial expansion. The migrants were among those peoples of France’s overseas empire […]

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