Tag Archives: Michael Barr

Issue 4 for 2020 published

Issue number 4 of Volume 50 of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This issue is the fourth of the Journal’s 50th year anniversary and the second of three special issues due … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism in Asia

In a new book review for JCA, Michael D. Barr of the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University in Australia has reviewed Authoritarian Modernism in East Asia by Mark R. Thompson, and published by Palgrave Macmillan. While … Continue reading

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Issue 1 for 2016 published

The latest issue of the Journal of Contemporary Asia is now available online. The issue includes five research articles, two review articles and ten book reviews. This is an unusual issue as we move to a new format in the … Continue reading

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Ordinariness and Singapore

Well-known analyst of contemporary Singapore politics Michael Barr is at Australia’s Flinders University. In his new article at the Journal of Contemporary Asia, “Ordinary Singapore: The Decline of Singapore Exceptionalism” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2015.1051387), Barr takes on the Singapore ruling elite’s claims … Continue reading

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Reviewing Barr’s The Ruling Elite of Singapore

JCA has a long interest in Singapore. For a time, the journal was banned by the Lee Kuan Yew regime. The late Malcolm Caldwell, a former editor, was threatened with legal sanctions for comments on LKY and was reportedly banned … Continue reading

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