Author Archives: journalofcontemporaryasia

Confronting Corruption in Indonesia

“Addressing Corruption in Post-Soeharto Indonesia: The Role of the Corruption Eradication Commission” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1552983) is a new article available at the website of JCA’s publishers. It is authored by Ahmad Khoirul Umam of the Faculty of Philosophy and Civilization, University … Continue reading

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Rubber and Precarity in Northern Laos and Northern Myanmar

A second article in a special issue on Precarity in Asia has been published. “Precarity and Vulnerability: Rubber Plantations in Northern Laos and Northern Shan State, Myanmar” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1554161) is authored by Kyoko Kusakabe of Gender and Development Studies, Department … Continue reading

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Penang’s networks

In a new book review at JCA, co-editor Geoffrey C. Gunn of the Centre for Macau Studies at the University of Macau, looks at Penang and Its Networks of Knowledge, edited by Peter Zabielskis, Yeoh Seng Guan and Kat Fatland … Continue reading

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Social Movements, Counter-expertise and Spraying Plantations in the Philippines

“The Politics of Counter-Expertise on Aerial Spraying: Social Movements Denouncing Pesticide Risk Governance in the Philippines” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1551962) has just been made available as an open access article. This article is authored by Lisette J. Nikol of Rural Sociology and … Continue reading

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Suitcase Trading in the Pearl River Delta

A fifth article for a forthcoming special issue on Checkpoint Politics in Cross-border Exchanges is now available at the publisher’s site for JCA. By the special issue’s guest editors Eva P. W. Hung of the Department of Social Science, The … Continue reading

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Shadow Economies, State and Trade on the Cambodia-Vietnam Frontier

“Shadow Economies and the State: A Comparison of Cassava and Timber Networks on the Cambodia-Vietnam Frontier” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1545917) is a new article by Sango Mahanty of the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University in Canberra. This is … Continue reading

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Labour Market Reform in Japan

Jiyeoun Song of the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, South Korea is the author of a new article, “Japan’s Contested Labour Market Reform” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1540720). The article’s abstract states: Over the past few decades, Japan’s labour market … Continue reading

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