Issue 1 for 2018 published

Issue number 1 in Volume 48 (2018) of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically. It is available from the publisher’s site.

This number is a regular issue, featuring research articles, a commentary and book reviews. This issue includes the following articles:

Beyond Copenhagen: The Political Economy of Securitising “Outside Influences” in Bali by Fabio Scarpello

A Tale of Three Cities: Electoral Accountability in Indonesian Local Politics by Diego Fossati

“Hybrid Governance” and the Politics of Legitimacy in the Myanmar Peace Process by Ashley South

“Correcting Capitalism”: Changing Metrics and Meanings of Work among Japanese Employees by Nana Okura Gagne

Conductive Activism: Anti-Sweatshop Campaigns across Hong Kong and Mainland China by Yi Xu and Chris King-Chi Chan

The Rescaling of the Chinese State and Sino-North Korean Relations: Beyond State-Centrism by Kevin Gray and Jong-Woon Lee

Korea and Taiwan: The Crisis of Investment-Led Growth and the End of the Developmental State by Iain Pirie

The Commentary is by JCA co-editor Richard Westra: A Theoretical Note on Commodification of Labour Power in China and the Global Putting-Out System

The issue is filled out with several book reviews:

Working Towards the Monarchy: The Politics of Space in Downtown Bangkok reviewed by Kevin Hewison

Mindanao: The Long Journey to Peace and Prosperity reviewed by Ashley South

A Great Place to Have a War. America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA reviewed by Kevin Hewison

Youth Cultures in China reviewed by Kosmas Tsokhas

Production Politics and Migrant Labour Regimes: Guest Workers in Asia and the Gulf reviewed by Andrew Brown

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