Tag Archives: authoritarianism

Entrenched illiberalism

New Mandala has posted a series of videos that were recorded at the “Entrenched Illiberalism in Mainland Southeast Asia” conference hosted at the Australian National University on 8–9 April 2019. The participants included several Journal of Contemporary Asia authors: Chit … Continue reading

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Writing and Using the History of Thailand’s 1932 Revolution

“The Unruly Past: History and Historiography of the 1932 Thai Revolution” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1556319) is a new article by Arjun Subrahmanyan of the School of Arts at Murdoch University in Australia. The abstract for the article states: The monarchy and the … Continue reading

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Thinking about the State and Party in Laos

The introduction 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. The article should be free to download in about a week. “Conceptualising Party-State … 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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India’s Right Turn

The final article in the special collection edited by Priya Chacko and Kanishka Jayasuriya. to be titled “Crisis, Populism and Right-wing Politics in Asia,” has been published. Authored by Priya Chacko of the Department of Politics and International Studies, University … Continue reading

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Limited Pluralism in a Liberal Democracy

Seoul National University’s Erik Mobrand‘s new article “Limited Pluralism in a Liberal Democracy: Party Law and Political Incorporation in South Korea,” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1441428) has been published online. This is another article in the special collection edited by Priya Chacko and … Continue reading

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Legitimation, Socialism and “New Thinking” in Laos

“Legitimation of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party: Socialism, Chintanakan Mai (New Thinking) and Reform” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1439081) by the IDE’s Norihiko Yamada, is the first of a collection of articles on Laos. That collection has been guest edited by Simon Creak and … Continue reading

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