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Vol. 3, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, Gianluca BONANNO

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 Non-Traditional Security in Asia: Issues, Challenges and Framework for Action Mely Caballero-Anthony and Alistair D. B. Cook, eds. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2013, xvi+349p. Virtually anything that constitutes a threat to a person can be indexed as a human security issue. This makes it […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, IGA Tsukasa

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 Student Activism in Malaysia: Crucible, Mirror, Sideshow Meredith L. Weiss Ithaca, NY: Cornell Southeast Asia Program Publications and Singapore: NUS Press, 2011, xi+302p. In April 2012, the amendment of the University and University College Act (UUCA) was approved in the lower house of Parliament in […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, Tomita Shinsuke

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 Gambling with the Land: The Contemporary Evolution of Southeast Asian Agriculture Rodolphe De Koninck and Jean-François Rousseau Singapore: NUS Press, 2012, xv+187p. Gambling with the Land is one of a series of publications resulting from an international research project on “Challenges of the Agrarian Transition […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, MIENO Fumiharu

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 Industrialization with a Weak State: Thailand’s Development in Historical Perspective Somboon Siriprachai (edited by Kaoru Sugihara, Pasuk Phongpaichit, and Chris Baker) Singapore and Kyoto: NUS Press in association with Kyoto University Press, 2012, xii+183p. Over the past decade, Thailand has experienced constant political turmoil. Although […]


Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 State and Uncivil Society in Thailand at the Temple of Preah Vihear Puangthong R. Pawakapan Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2013, xiv+125p.; bibliography, index. Preah Vihear: A Guide to the Thai-Cambodian Conflict and Its Solutions Charnvit Kasetsiri, Pou Sothirak, and Pavin Chachavalpongpun Bangkok: White […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, Veerayooth Kanchoochat

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 Diversifying Retail and Distribution in Thailand Endo Gen Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2013, xii+275p. Once again, Thai studies need a determined Japanese researcher to unearth the puzzling research areas that are plagued by limited data, poor statistics, and mistaken presumptions. A comprehensive account of the […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, AKAGAWA Natsuko

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 A Heritage of Ruins: The Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation William Chapman Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013, 340p. With this well presented book, William Chapman has provided a fascinating overview of the iconic heritage sites of Southeast Asia. It is, as […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, Cheow-Thia CHAN

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 Sinophone Malaysian Literature: Not Made in China Alison M. Groppe Amherst: Cambria Press, 2013, x+325p. Studies of the Chinese overseas have devoted substantial attention to Southeast Asia owing to deep historical connections forged by the overwhelming majority of Chinese migrants to the region. While historical […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, BOOK REVIEWS, Keith W. TAYLOR

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 BOOK REVIEWS Vietnam: State, War, and Revolution (1945–1946) David G. Marr Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013, xix+721p. David Marr’s scholarship, which has spanned almost half a century, has had a great influence upon the direction of Vietnamese studies. We are all in his debt […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, Mujiburrahman

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 RESEARCH REPORT Islamic Theological Texts and Contexts in Banjarese Society: An Overview of the Existing Studies* Mujiburrahman** * I would like to thank Martin van Bruinessen for his valuable comments on the earlier draft. I also thank Syuan-Yuan Chiou for sending me some materials for […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, Piyada Chonlaworn

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 Contesting Law and Order: Legal and Judicial Reform in Southern Thailand in the Late Nineteenth to Early Twentieth Century Piyada Chonlaworn* * ปิยดา ชลวร, College of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University, 56-1 Toji-in Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577, Japan e-mail: u2piyada[at] DOI: This paper examines legal […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, Trinh Ly Khanh

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 Trade Union Organizing Free from Employers’ Interference: Evidence from Vietnam Trinh Ly Khanh* * Trịnh Khánh Ly, Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law, Ghent University, 4 9000 Gent, Belgium e-mail: lykhanh.trinh[at] DOI: In recent years, Vietnamese trade unions have made considerable strides […]