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Skills, Training and Hierarchical Capitalism in South Korea

“Skills and Training in Hierarchical Capitalism: The Rise and Fall of Vocational Training in South Korea” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2023.2168207) is a new article co-authored by Timo Fleckenstein of the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics, Soohyun Christine Lee of … Continue reading

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The Road to Electoral Authoritarianism in Hong Kong

“The Road to Electoral Authoritarianism: Tracing Three Phases of State-Society Contention in Post-Colonial Hong Kong, 2003–2020” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336. 2022.2159856) is a new JCA article by independent researcher Thomas Yun-tong Tang and Michelle W.T. Cheng of the Graduate School, The Education … Continue reading

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Deflation Interrupted?

JCA co-editor Richard Westra has a piece at the Socialist Project’s The Bullet titled “Deflation Interrupted?” Free to read.

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Hong Kong Diaspora Activism

“Hongkongers’ International Front: Diaspora Activism During and After the 2019 Anti-Extradition Protest” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2023.2168208) is a new article by Ming-Sho Ho of the Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University in Taipei. The abstract for the paper states: The flare-up of … Continue reading

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Thailand’s 1932 and its Reformers

Amnesia. A History of Democratic Idealism in Modern Thailand is an excellent book by Arjun Subrahmanyan, and published by the State University of New York Press. It is reviewed for JCA by Kevin Hewison. Recent anti-monarchy/monarchy reform movements have added … Continue reading

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Thai Students in Revolt

In a new Commentary for JCA, Chyatat Supachalasai of the Faculty of Political Science, Ramkhamhaeng University in Bangkok, Thailand provides an approach to understanding recent calls for reform in Thailand. In the abstract for “Thai Youth Liberation as a Politico-Economic … Continue reading

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2022 South Korean Presidential Election

In a new Commentary for JCA, Faris Al-Fadhat of the Department of International Relations, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Jin-Wook Choi of the Department of Public Administration, Korea University, The Republic of Korea look at the recent presidential election in … Continue reading

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Platform Precarity and Food-Delivery Work in China

“The Food Delivered is More Valuable Than My Life”: Understanding the Platform Precarity of Online Food-Delivery Work in China (DOI: 10.1080/00472336. 2022.2155866) is a new article for JCA by Hui Huang of the Department of International Development, Faculty of Social … Continue reading

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Police Shootings in Indonesia, 2005-2014

“Is Indonesian Police Violence Excessive? The Dynamics of Police Shootings, 2005–2014” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2022.2138773) is a new article by Jacqui Baker of the  Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia and Rus’an Nasrudin of the Institute for Economic and … Continue reading

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Political Economy of China’s Railways

In a new review for JCA, Karl Yan of the School of Humanities and Social Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shenzhen, Guangdong looks at Xiao Ma’s Localized Bargaining: The Political Economy of China’s High-Speed Railway Program, published by … Continue reading

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