Subject: Political Science

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In Search of Chin Identity: A Study in Religion, Politics and Ethnic Identity in Burma

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Lian H. Sakhong 2003 Prior to British annexation in 1896, Chinram was an independent country ruled by traditional tribal and local chiefs. Annexation saw the land divided between India and Burma and Chin society abruptly transformed, not least by the arrival of Christian missionaries. The conversion of the Chin to Christianity from traditional locally based […]

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Good Government: Nordic and East Asian Perspectives

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Geir Helgesen & Uichol Kim 2002 What is ‘good government’? Is it transparent, responsive, small and unobtrusive, or on the contrary, big and active? And is ‘good government’ the same everywhere, or do regional differences of opinion have to be acknowledged? This short study aims to answer some of these questions by presenting the opinions […]

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Redesigning the Cosmos: Belief Systems and State Power in Indonesia

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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.

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Aiding Afghanistan: The Background and Prospects for Reconstruction in a Fragmented Society

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Asger Christensen 1995 Examines how the structure and dynamics of Afghan society shaped not only earlier relations between state and society but also the resistance struggle and civil war, and still affect international efforts towards the country’s reconstruction.

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China and Denmark: Relations since 1674

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Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard & Mads Kirkebæk (eds) 2000 This is the first comprehensive study to analyse in detail the evolving political, economic and diplomatic relationship between China and Denmark since their first contact in 1674. The book is thoroughly researched and based on newly available source material in Chinese as well as in Western languages. […]

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Bon, Buddhism and Democracy: The Building of a Tibetan National Identity

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Per Kværne & Rinzin Thargyal 1993 Whereas the old independent Tibet was based on a Buddhist theocratic order, what is increasingly seen today is a growing national awareness. This perhaps explains moves are being made to create a plural society embracing the faiths and ethnic and social.

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Entrepreneurship in Vietnam: Transformation and Dynamics

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Per Ronnås & Bhargavi Ramamurthy (eds) 2000 The private small-scale manufacturing sector has emerged as a key actor in the development of the Vietnamese economy since the launching of market-oriented reforms (doi moi) in the late 1980s. Yet little has been known about the nature and dynamics of this sector during this crucial period. The […]

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The Impossibility of Liberalism and Democracy in Indonesia 1840-1940

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Thommy Svensson 1994 Explores this crisis of humanitarian liberalism and colonialism, focusing on the collapse of laissez-faire doctrines in the late 19th century and the unrecognised role that liberal humanitarian ideas played in the later colonial period.

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Australia in Southeast Asia: Regionalisation and Democracy

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Erik Paul 1998 Australia’s place in the global economy is more than ever linked to Southeast Asia. The relationship has become more complex because of the eurasianization of the Australian continent and increased conflict between the two areas. Australian-bashing by Southeast Asian regimes has become common, much of this sparked by criticism by important segments […]

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Indonesian Politics in Crisis: The Long Fall of Suharto, 1996-98

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Stefan Eklof 1999 Despite a severe economic crisis, social unrest and growing pressure for political change in Indonesia, President Suharto’s hold on power seemed secure. Recent events have proved this otherwise. By describing the unfolding events since 1996, tracing the economic and social background, analysing the government’s response and evaluating the actors most likely to […]

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