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Showing papers in "Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs in 2019"


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TL;DR: The 2019 Indonesian presidential elections indicate that ideology played an important role in voting behavior, as aggregate subnational results seem to mirror the mid-1950s, when Indonesian politi... as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: The 2019 Indonesian presidential elections indicate that ideology played an important role in voting behaviour, as aggregate subnational results seem to mirror the mid-1950s, when Indonesian politi...

43 citations


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David Scott1
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors analyse and evaluate Indonesia's grappling with the Indo-Pacific and evaluate its actorness in the region, its strategic discourse on the region and its commitment to the region.
Abstract: This article analyses and evaluates Indonesia’s grappling with the Indo-Pacific. Analysis is threefold – Indonesia’s actorness in the Indo-Pacific, its strategic discourse on the Indo-Pacific, and ...

30 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors demonstrate how South-South Cooperation (SSC) is little more than a liberal norm retaining only echoes of its origins in the 1955 Bandung Conference in Southeast Asia.
Abstract: This article demonstrates how South–South Cooperation (SSC), as it is now constituted in Southeast Asia, is little more than a liberal norm retaining only echoes of its origins in the 1955 Bandung ...

15 citations


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TL;DR: In the realm of global environmental governance, accountability has been key to the debate concerning pervasive environmental deterioration as mentioned in this paper, and among the factors underlying this deterioration, a perception of a perce...
Abstract: In the realm of global environmental governance, accountability has been key to the debate concerning pervasive environmental deterioration. Among the factors underlying this deterioration, a perce...

15 citations


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TL;DR: The role of political representation by ethnic parties in a multi-ethnic state that has undergone a transition from military rule, and is seeking to resolve protracted intrastate conflicts was discussed in this article.
Abstract: What is the role of political representation by ethnic parties in a multi-ethnic state that has undergone a transition from military rule, and is seeking to resolve protracted intrastate conflicts?...

12 citations


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TL;DR: In 2008, the military promulgated, as part of its so-called "roadmap to democracy" process, a new constitution which foresaw the holding of free and fair elections for the country's new bicameral parliament, but the military retained a de facto veto over future constitutional changes by reserving a quarter of the seats in both houses of parliament for military appointees as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: For the most time since independence in 1948, Myanmar had been ruled by a ruthless military junta which also controlled large swathes of the economy. In 2008, the military promulgated, as part of its so-called “roadmap to democracy” process, a new constitution which foresaw the holding of free and fair elections for the country’s new bicameral parliament. Notably, the military retained a de facto veto over future constitutional changes by reserving a quarter of the seats in both houses of parliament for military appointees. The new constitution also stipulated that the ministries for defence, home, and border affairs needed to be headed by military appointees, thus enshrining prerogatives for the military and paving the way for a system of hybrid governance. 2011 marked the beginning of a process of political transformation, with Senior General Than Shwe stepping down as head of the armed forces and as head of state. His hand-picked successor in the latter office, Thein Sein, became the first democratically elected president of Myanmar. Thein Sein proved willing to work with Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the oppositional National League for Democracy (NLD) which successfully registered for national elections later in the year. In the parliamentary byelections of 2012, the NLD won forty-three of the available forty-five seats, with

10 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors examine three cases of land access and control in contemporary Cambodia, focusing on land access, land control, and land control issues in the political and social life.
Abstract: Struggles revolving around questions of land access and control occupy a central place in the political and social life of contemporary Cambodia. In this study, we examine three cases of struggles ...

10 citations


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TL;DR: The catchcry of economic justice was the catch-cry of Burma's independence struggle and a defining issue of postcolonial party politics as discussed by the authors. Yet, despite severe economic disparities and social vulnerability, class and...
Abstract: Economic justice was the catch-cry of Burma’s independence struggle and a defining issue of postcolonial party politics. Yet, despite severe economic disparities and social vulnerability, class and...

9 citations


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TL;DR: Myanmar's transition towards a limited form of constitutional democracy is taking place in the absence of national measures to deal with the legacy of massive human rights abuses: without criminal measures as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Myanmar’s transition towards a limited form of constitutional democracy is taking place in the absence of national measures to deal with the legacy of massive human rights abuses: without criminal ...

7 citations


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TL;DR: With the launch of Barack Obama's strategic rebalance to Asia-Pacific, there has been a widening of the United States’ military, economic, and diplomatic presence in the Southeast Asian region as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: With the launch of Barack Obama’s strategic rebalance to Asia-Pacific, there has been a widening of the United States’ military, economic, and diplomatic presence in the Southeast Asian region. Lik...

6 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the patterns of parliamentary change observed in Myanmar since a constitutionally sanctioned, partially elected legislature was revived in January 2011 were investigated, in particular, it was shown that the majority of the candidates were elected by the military.
Abstract: This article investigates the patterns of parliamentary change observed in Myanmar since a constitutionally sanctioned, partially elected legislature was revived in January 2011. In particular, it ...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors examine a set of concerns regarding the political party system in Myanmar that they read as emerging in response to a Theravāda Buddhist-grounded conception of human nature.
Abstract: In this article, I examine a persistent set of concerns regarding the political party system in Myanmar that I read as emerging in response to a Theravāda Buddhist-grounded conception of human natu...

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TL;DR: In this article, a deep sense of insecurity in rural forested areas in Cambodia has been identified. But these are not confined to a passive "everyday resistance of the poor", as mention...
Abstract: Concessions granted to investors in Cambodia have generated a deep sense of insecurity in rural forested areas. Villagers are not confined to a passive “everyday resistance of the poor,” as mention...

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TL;DR: In this paper, an empirical research with an inductive approach about the admission of Timor-Leste (TL) to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is presented.
Abstract: This article is based on an empirical research with an inductive approach about the admission of Timor-Leste (TL) to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). We examined a corpus of internat...

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TL;DR: The National League for Democracy (NLD) is a decisive actor in Myanmar's ongoing political transformation process and yet a clear understanding of its structure is absent from the discourse on the transformation process as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: The National League for Democracy (NLD) is a decisive actor in Myanmar’s ongoing political transformation process and yet a clear understanding of its structure is absent from the discourse on the ...

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TL;DR: In 2017, Cambodia experienced a brief democratic momentum that saw people taking to the streets to demand political change as mentioned in this paper, and Kem Ley, a political opponent of the Khmer Rouge regime, was elected prime minister.
Abstract: Starting with a bang in 2013 and ending silently in 2017, Cambodia experienced a brief democratic momentum that saw people taking to the streets to demand political change. Kem Ley – a political an...

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TL;DR: The plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar has drawn considerable international attention in recent years but a solution to the crisis remains elusive as mentioned in this paper, which gathers pertinent research from key b...,...
Abstract: The plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar has drawn considerable international attention in recent years but a solution to the crisis remains elusive. This article gathers pertinent research from key b...