Monthly Archives: February 2019

Economic Survival in Myanmar

Everyday Economic Survival in Myanmar is authored by political scientist Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung and recently published by the University of Wisconsin Press. As Stephen Campbell of the School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, writes in his review of the … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s political economy

Long-time contributor and member of the editorial board, Alec Gordon has contributed a new review, this time of The Development of Malaysian Capitalism: From British Rule to the Present Day for JCA. This book is authored by another JCA contributor, … Continue reading

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Political Economy of Checkpoints

The Introduction to the forthcoming special issue on Checkpoint Politics in Cross-border Exchanges, “The Political Economy of Border Checkpoints in Shadow Exchanges” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1555273), by the guest editors  Tak-Wing Ngo of the Department of Government and Public Administration, University of … Continue reading

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Chaebol and the Turn to Services

A new article is available at the JCA publisher’s website. “Chaebol and the Turn to Services: The Rise of a Korean Service Economy and the Dynamics of Self-Employment and Wage Work” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1565130) is authored by Solee I. Shin of … Continue reading

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Complicit Networks and Precarity in Singapore

A fifth article for an upcoming special issue on Precarity in Asia is Chuanfei Chin‘s “Precarious Work and its Complicit Network: Migrant Labour in Singapore” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1572209). Chuanfei is from the Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore. The abstract … Continue reading

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Ideology and water control in Mekong states

“Is Irrigationalism a Dominant Ideology in Securing Hydrotopia in Mekong Nation States?” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1577903) is an article by independent scholar David J. H. Blake from Taunton in the UK. Blake’s abstract states: For over six decades, grandiose proposals calling for … Continue reading

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Precarity among fishers and their families

“Secondary Precarity in Asia: Family Vulnerability in an Age of Unfree Labour” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1572772) is a new article by Sallie Yea of the Department of Social Inquiry, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia. It is a fourth article in an upcoming … Continue reading

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