WOMEN AND POLITICS IN THAILAND (Women & Politics in Asia)
by Kazuki Iwanaga (Editor), Marjorie Suriyamongkol (Editor)
The first study in English to analyse in detail the position of women in Thai politics, this edited volume addresses the challenges, obstacles and opportunities for increased women's political representation in Thailand. With contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field, it subjects various dimensions of women and politics in Thailand to both theoretical and empirical scrutiny; in so doing, it draws together into one volume, previously fragmented research in this field.
In seeking to address these and related issues, the analysis brings together a complex interplay of factors, such as traditional Thai views of gender and politics; the national and local political context of the Thai constitution of 1997; and recent experiences of selected women politicians in the legislative and executive branches of Thai government.
About Kazuki Iwanaga
Kazuki Iwanaga is a senior lecturer in political science at Halmstad University in Sweden. He was a visiting professor at the Faculty of Political Science at Thammasat University, Bangkok, in 2002. His research interests include the impact of women on public policy and women's political participation in Asia.
Format Paperback | 250 pages
Dimensions 138 x 216 x 17mm | 385.55g
Publication date 01 Apr 2008
Publisher NIAS Press
Publication City/Country Copenhagen, Denmark
Governance in Indonesia: Challenges Facing the Megawati Presidency Hardcover – January, 2003
Hadi Soesastro, Anthony L. Smith and Mui Ling Han
When Megawati Soekarnoputri became the President of Indonesia in July 2001, there were strong expectations. But so far, fundamental economic and political reforms have yet to be undertaken. The deadly Bali bombings on 12 October 2002 presented a wake-up call for the Megawati government. Terrorism on an international scale had now hit home.
Now, more than ever, there is greater urgency on the part of the Megawati government to tackle the myriad of political and economic problems plaguing the country. This volume features some of the major issues that faced the Megawati government even before the devastating Bali attacks. The contributors include academics, practitioners and activists, offering a diversity of views.
About the Authors
• Hadi Soesastro was the Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta, Indonesia.
• Anthony L Smith was a Senior Research Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii.
• Han Mui Ling was a Research Associate at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
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Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (January 2003)
Fong Chong Pik
FONG CHONG PIK: The Memoirs of a Malayan Communist Revolutionary
Fong Chong Pik, or Fang Chuang Pi or Lee Ping, or "The Plen", as he was variously known, spent his twilight years, post-1989 Peace Accord, contemplating and writing about his life on the flipside of Malayan history. Longing to return home at last but never allowed to, he was acutely aware of how he - and the Left - had been written out, or excoriated, in the official accounts of Singapore's independence struggles.. . .
The unfinished autobiography of ANC leader-Joe Slovo - Foreword by Nelson Mandela. . .
Sulawesi Bersaksi: Tuturan Penyintas Tragedi 1965
Alamsyah A.K. Lamasitudju, Gagarisman, Muhammad Abbas, Nurlaela A.K. Lamasitudju, Nurhasanah
Putu Oka Sukanta (Editor)
Buku ini merupakan kisah dari korban peristiwa tahun 1965 yang dipenjarakan tanpa tahu kesalahan mereka. Kisah-kisah yang ditulis oleh generasi muda Sulawesi ini bercerita tentang pengalaman mereka selama berada dalam penjara dan pergulatan mereka setelah keluar dari ambang pintu penjara.
Disunting oleh penulis Putu Oka Sukanta, yang pernah dipenjara selama 10 tahun oleh Orde Baru, buku tersebut ditulis oleh para aktivis HAM muda dari Sulawesi Tengah, mengetengahkan wawancara dari seorang yang membantu pembunuhan empat orang tahanan di provinsi tersebut, selain juga memuat wawancara dengan 12 penyintas dan anak serta istri penyintas yang pernah disiksa, dipenjara, dan dipaksa bekerja setelah tragedi 30 September 1965.. . .
Ho Khai Leong (Editor)
Connecting and Distancing: Southeast Asia and China
"Connecting" and "distancing" have been two prominent themes permeating the writings on the historical and contemporary developments of the relationship between Southeast Asia and China. As neighbours, the nation-states in Southeast Asia and the giant political entity in the north communicated with each other through a variety of diplomatic overtures, political agitations, and cultural nuances. In the last two decades with the rise of China as an economic powerhouse in the region, Southeast Asia's need to connect with China has become more urgent and necessary as it attempts to reap the benefit from the successful economic modernization in China. At the same time, however, there were feelings of ambivalence, hesitation and even suspicions on the part of the Southeast Asian states vis-à-vis the rise of a political power which is so less understood or misunderstood. The contributors of this volume are authors of various disciplinary backgrounds: history, political science, economics and sociology. They provide a spectrum of perspectives by which the readers can view Sino-Southeast Asia relations.. . .