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Contemporary Thailand–Japan economic relations: what falling Japanese investment reveals about Thailand's deep, global competition, state in the context of shifting regional orders

This article centres on the nature of the Thai state amid a shifting global economic environment, examining it through the lens of foreign direct...

Hijacking Adat recognition through the establishment of New Customary Community Council in Papua, Indonesia

Papuan supporters of the Special Autonomy Law hoped that it would become an instrument to ensure their right to equality through the respect and...

The limits of social protection: the case of hydropower dams and Indigenous peoples' land

Hydropower dams have been criticised for their social and environmental implications. There have been attempts to create international social standards...

Does growth in non-profit institutions improve government transparency? A case study from Vietnam

Non-profit institutions have long been believed to significantly contribute to good governance practice, particularly in transitional or authoritarian...

Power politics and securitisation: the emerging Indo–Japanese nexus in Southeast Asia

China’s ascent has led to its securitisation by its neighbouring states, particularly given its precarious maritime claims in the highly strategic Indo...

Building cooperation for managing the South China Sea without strategic trust

The ruling from the arbitral tribunal dealing with the case between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea provides opportunities for fresh...

Global productions sharing and local entrepreneurship in developing countries: evidence from Penang Export Hub, Malaysia

This article examines opportunities and policy options for developing countries to promote engagement of local firms in global production networks. The...

Mitigating tensions over land conversion in Papua, Indonesia

In the south of the biodiversity-rich Indonesian province of Papua, a large agricultural program is planned for the districts around Merauke, with the...

Why a national peace agreement is important for Myanmar

As Myanmar readies itself for the second national conference on its ‘new’ peace process in February 2017, an update on outstanding issues with Myanmar’s...

Child protection and maltreatment in the Philippines: a systematic review of the literature

To gain a better understanding of the dimensions, characteristics and phenomenon of child maltreatment and its policy responses in the Philippines, this...

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