Author Archives: journalofcontemporaryasia

Police and Deadly Force in the Philippines

A new Commentary at the publisher’s website addresses an critical issue in the contemporary Philippines: the excessive use of deadly force in policing. As evidenced by the title “Excessive Use of Deadly Force by Police in the Philippines Before Duterte” … Continue reading

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Adult Education and Revolutionary Hegemony in Laos

The fourth article for a collection of articles on Laos being guest edited by Simon Creak and Keith Barney (Party-State Governance and Rule in Laos) has been published. This paper, “Abolishing Illiteracy and Upgrading Culture: Adult Education and Revolutionary Hegemony … Continue reading

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Language and politics in the Lao PDR

The third article for a collection of articles on Laos being guest edited by Simon Creak and Keith Barney (Party-State Governance and Rule in Laos) has been published. Nathan Badenoch of Kyoto University’s Centre for Southeast Asian Studies has authored … Continue reading

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JCA authors in the media

Editor Kevin Hewison has an op-ed with East Asia Forum titled “Thai junta’s election facade a political throwback.” His piece briefly examines the machinations of Thailand’s military dictatorship as it seeks to rig an election. Guest editor of a forthcoming … Continue reading

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What do former Japan PMs do?

“The Afterlives of Post-War Japanese Prime Ministers” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1460389) is a new article at JCA, authored by Hugo Dobson of the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK and Caroline Rose of the Department of East Asian Studies, … Continue reading

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Asia’s Conservative Moment: Understanding the Rise of the Right

The Introduction to the special issue “Crisis, Populism and Right-wing Politics in Asia,” is authored by Priya Chacko and Kanishka Jayasuriya. “Asia’s Conservative Moment: Understanding the Rise of the Right” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1448108), is now available for free download.

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Issue 2 for 2018 published

Issue number 2 for Volume 48 (2018) of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This number is a special issue, featuring two additional research articles and book reviews. The special issue is … Continue reading

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