Subject: Political Science

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Power, Resistance and Women Politicians in Cambodia: Discourses of Emancipation

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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 women do try to improve their situation and increase their political power, not least via […]

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Modernization & Effeminization in India: Kerala Cashew Workers since 1930

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Anna Lindberg 2005 The South Indian state of Kerala is well known for its progressive policy, high social indicators, and comparatively high women’s status. Processes of modernization, however, have had an ambiguous impact on women. This study of female cashew factory workers in Kerala combines meticulous historical investigation with anthropological research, including a wealth of […]

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Women and Politics in Thailand

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Kazuki Iwanaga 2007 This edited volume, including contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field, addresses the challenges, obstacles and opportunities for increased women’s political representation in Thailand. Will Thai politics be different with an increase in the number of women politicians? What are the possibilities for Thai women to take proactive initiatives […]

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Village China at War: The Impact of Resistance to Japan, 1937–1945

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Dagfinn Gatu 2007 This groundbreaking study on the forging of Chinese communism in the furnace of the anti-Japanese war focuses on North China, where the CCP first took root and later expanded to conquer China. Whilst the explosive growth of the Chinese Communist movement during the war years is a fact, the nature of this […]

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Women’s Political Participation and Representation in Asia: Obstacles and Challenges

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Kazuki Iwanaga 2007 Prominence has often been given to the lives and activities of such top female leaders in Asia as Indira Gandhi and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Indeed, the ability of a small elite of highly educated, upper-class Asian women to obtain the highest political positions in their country is unmatched elsewhere in the world and […]

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Democracy and National Identity in Thailand:

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Michael Kelly Connors 2006 This revised and updated paperback edition of the widely praised Democracy and National Identity in Thailand provides readers with a fascinating discussion of how debates about democracy and national identity in Thailand have evolved from the period of counter-insurgency in the 1960s to the current period. Focusing on state- and civil […]

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Violence and Belonging: Land, Love and Lethal Conflict in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan

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Are Knudsen 2009 Most studies of violence in the Middle East and South Asia come from the perspective of honour or political violence. By contrast, this important study offers a new perspective on its causes in Pakistan’s unruly North-West Frontier Province, challenging stereotyped images of a region and people miscast as extremist and militant. Based […]

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Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-Building Project

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Michael D. Barr & Zlatko Skrbiš 2009 Constructing Singapore studies Singaporean nation-building by focusing on two processes: elite formation and elite selection. It gives primary attention to the role that ethno-racial ascription plays in these processes, but also considers the input of personal connections, personal power, class and gender. It is a study of the […]

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People of Virtue: Reconfiguring Religion, Power and Moral Order in Cambodia Today

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Alexandra Kent & David Chandler (eds) 2009 Much attention has been given to the ‘killing fields’ of Cambodia, far less to how the country can recover and heal itself after such an experience. Crucial to this process has been the formation of a new moral order in Cambodia and hence the revival of religion in […]

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Cambodia’s Economic Transformation

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Caroline Hughes & Kheang Un (eds) 2011 From 2002, Cambodia underwent a visible economic transformation driven largely by such external factors as increased Chinese demand for primary commodities and a strong international demand for Cambodian garments. Apart from dramatic rates of economic growth, the boom involved the disappearance of forests and the decline of logging, […]

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