Tag Archives: Laos

The American War in Southeast Asia

In a new book review, JCA editor-in-chief Kevin Hewison discusses the second edition of The United States, Southeast Asia, and Historical Memory, edited by Mark Pavlick with Caroline Luft and published by Haymarket Books. 50 free copies of the review … Continue reading

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Issue 4 of 2019 published

Issue number 4 of Volume 49 of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This is a special issue titled Precarious Work, Precarious Lives: The Nature and Experience of Precarity in Asia and … Continue reading

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Issue 2 for 2019 published

Issue number 2 for Volume 49 of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This issue is a special issue of seven research articles. In addition, the issue includes a commentary and five … Continue reading

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Trading across the Thai-Lao Border

“Navigating Small-Scale Trade Across Thai-Lao Border Checkpoints: Legitimacy, Social Relations and Money” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1551559) is by Sarah Elsing, an independent researcher from Berlin. This is the sixth article for a forthcoming special issue on Checkpoint Politics in Cross-border Exchanges. The … 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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Issue 5 for 2018 published

Issue number 5 for Volume 48 (2018) of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This number of the journal is a special issue. It also features one additional research article and two … 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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Laos dam tragedy

The tragic events in Laos where a dam under construction has had a major failure, impacting thousands of people indicates just one of the major risks associated with dams and dam-building. There are also significant negative impacts further downstream. This … Continue reading

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Injustice and Dams in Laos

The fifth 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. In “Structural Injustice, Slow Violence? The Political Ecology of a ‘Best Practice’ … 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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