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Social Movements, Land Rights and Politics in Pakistan

The Ethics of Staying: Social Movements and Land Rights Politics in Pakistan is a book by Mubbashir A. Rizvi and published by Stanford University Press in 2019. The book is reviewed by JCA by Kenneth Bo Nielsen of the Department … Continue reading

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Post-Personalism in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

“After Personalism: Rethinking Power Transfers in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan” (DOI: 10.1080/ 00472336.2020.1772853) is a new article by Luca Anceschi of Central & East European Studies at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. The abstract states: What happens to elites when … Continue reading

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50 Years of JCA: Virtual Special Issues

In addition to the virtual special issue “Articles from Current and Former Editors,” as a part of the journal’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, two additional virtual special issues are now available, each with 10-15 papers from the journal over 5 decades. … Continue reading

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Legacies of the Cold War in Asia – free download

The introduction for the special issue on Legacies of the Cold War in Asia is now available for free download. “Legacies of the Cold War in East and Southeast Asia: An Introduction” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2020.1758955) is authored by Eva Hansson, Kevin … Continue reading

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Capital Accumulation, Industry and Politics in Malaysia

Jeff Tan of the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations at the Aga Khan University in London has a new article available. It is “Cycles of Accumulation and Industrial Slowdown in Malaysia: Rents, Social Forces and the Political Settlement” … Continue reading

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Dodgy journals

A couple of weeks ago, The Economist had a useful article on “Bogus academia.” The article is worth reading. We trust that the newspaper agrees with us that it deserves to be reproduced here, in full: Garbage in How to … Continue reading

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Kraisak Choonhavan

Kraisak Choonhavan passed away on June 11 after a long fight with cancer. He was 72. From the mid-1970s, Kraisak had a relationship with the Journal of Contemporary Asia, as an author, using a pseudonym, including on the special issue … Continue reading

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Globalisation, Inequality and Institutions in Colonial Indonesia

“Globalisation, Inequality and Institutions in West Sumatra and West Java, 1800–1940” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2020.1765189) is a new, open access article by Pim de Zwart of the Rural and Environmental History Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands. The abstract for the article is: How … Continue reading

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Issue 3 for 2020 published

Issue number 3 of Volume 50 of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This issue is the third of the Journal’s 50th year anniversary. It has been available for about two weeks, … Continue reading

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UP CIDS Publications

The University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) is a policy research unit that connects disciplines and scholars across the several units of the UP System. The Center’s Director is JCA author Teresa S. Encarnacion … Continue reading

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