Southeast Asia

Thailand’s constitutional dispossession

Tyrell Haberkorn talks about how Thailand’s 20th constitution may fail to protect citizens from the rulers’ excesses and at worst may facilitate the dispossession of their rights.

President Trump and the Implications for the Australia-US Alliance and Australia's Role in Southeast Asia

William T. Tow, ‘President Trump and the Implications for the Australia-US Alliance and Australia’s Role in Southeast Asia’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 39(1) 2017: 50-57.

Trump and Strategic Change in Asia

William T. Tow, ‘Trump and Strategic Change in Asia’, Strategic Insights 113, January 2017: 1-10.

What’s wrong with the United States’ Southeast Asian allies?

What’s wrong with the United States’ Southeast Asian allies?

Democracy and its discontents in Southeast Asia

There has been a fundamental tension in the electoralist polities of Southeast Asia (Indonesia, the Philippines, and, until 2014, Thailand) between the interests of key elites and their middle class ‘base’ and the dictates of liberal (human rights) democracy (allowing populist politicians to exercise power if elected). Paradoxically, electoral democracy in the region was initially an elite project (backed by key ‘strategic groups’ - business, civil societal, and communalist).

Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Managing Risk and Resilience

Lorraine Elliott and Mely Caballero-Anthony, eds, Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Managing Risk and Resilience, Abingdon: Routledge, 2013.

Human Security, Climate Change and Social Resilience

Published in Lorraine Elliott and Mely Caballero-Anthony (eds), Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Managing Risk and Resilience, Abingdon: Routledge, 2013, pp. 1-17.

Environmental Insecurity, Forest Management, and State Responses in Southeast Asia

Most Southeast Asian states now embrace the language of sustainable development, environmental protection, and biodiversity conservation.

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