Southeast Asia

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.

The Rise of an Environmental Superpower? Evaluating Japanese Environmental Aid to Southeast Asia

Environmental aid is the cornerstone of Japan's initiative in the 1990s to become a regional and international environmental power.

The ASEAN Regional Forum. A Model for Cooperative Security in the Middle East?

An examination of the particular circumstances which permitted the establishment of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), and its subsequent record, suggest that i

ASEAN and the Southeast Asian 'Haze': Challenging the Prevailing Modes of Regional Engagement

Southeast Asia’s serious ‘haze’ crisis of 1997â-98 was a result of forestry and land practices in Indonesia not conforming to state regulations regarding cont

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