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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
    Language English
    ISBN10 8791114357
    ISBN13 9788791114359

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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.


Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (January 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9812301941
ISBN-13: 978-9812301949

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Long Walk to Freedom : The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

by Nelson Mandela  (Author)


From the Back Cover
Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. The foster son of a Thembu chief, Mandela was raised in the traditional, tribal culture of his ancestors, but at an early age learned the modern, inescapable reality of what came to be called apartheid, one of the most powerful and effective systems of oppression ever conceived. In classically elegant and engrossing prose, he tells of his early years as an impoverished student and law clerk in Johannesburg, of his slow political awakening, and of his pivotal role in the rebirth of a stagnant ANC and the formation of its Youth League in the 1950s. He describes the struggle to reconcile his political activity with his devotion to his family, the anguished breakup of his first marriage, and the painful separations from his children. He brings vividly to life the escalating political warfare in the fifties between the ANC and the government, culminating in his dramatic escapades as an underground leader and the notorious Rivonia Trial of 1964, at which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Herecounts the surprisingly eventful twenty-seven years in prison and the complex, delicate negotiations that led both to his freedom and to the beginning of the end of apartheid. Finally he provides the ultimate inside account of the unforgettable events since his release that produced at last a free, multiracial democracy in South Africa. To millions of people around the world, Nelson Mandela stands, as no other living figure does, for the triumph of dignity and hope over despair and hatred, of self-discipline and love over persecution and evil.

About the Author
Nelson Mandela was a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in fully representative democratic elections. He was born in Transkei, South Africa, in 1918. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist and leader of the African National Congress. In 1964, he was convicted of crimes including sabotage committed in the struggle against apartheid. He was imprisoned for 27 years at Robben Island prison and Pollsmoor prison. During his incarceration, his reputation as a potent symbol of resistance to apartheid grew steadily. Released from prison in 1990, Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was inaugurated as President of South Africa in 1994. He is the author of the internationally bestselling autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom" and "Conversations with Myself", a collection of his personal papers. Mandela died in December 2013.

Format Paperback | 896 pages
Dimensions 108 x 175 x 47mm | 430g
Publication date 01 Jun 2014
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Imprint BACK BAY BOOKS
Publication City/Country United States
Language English
Illustrations note photos.
ISBN10 0316034789
ISBN13 9780316034784

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Rp. 150.000

Fong Chong Pik

FONG CHONG PIK: The Memoirs of a Malayan Communist Revolutionary

ISBN 10: 9833782477 ISBN 13: 9789833782475
Publisher: Strategic Information And Research Development Centre, Petaling Jaya, 2008

 

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.

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Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church : The Findings of the Investigation That Inspired the Major Motion Picture Spotlight

by The Investigative Staff of the Boston Globe (Author)


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

The story behind this groundbreaking book--one of the most significant works of investigative journalism since Woodward and Bernstein's reporting on Watergate--has been brought brilliantly to life on the screen in the major new movie Spotlight, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Here are the devastating revelations that triggered a crisis within the Catholic Church. Here is the truth about the scores of abusive priests who preyed upon innocent children and the cabal of senior Church officials who covered up their crimes. Here is the trail of "hush money" that the Catholic Church secretly paid to buy victims' silence--deeds that left millions of the faithful in the U.S. and around the world shocked, angry, and confused. Here as well is a vivid account of the ongoing struggle, as Catholics confront their Church and call for sweeping change.

About the Author
The investigative staff of the Boston Globe received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2003 for its reporting on the crisis in the Catholic Church. The book was written by Boston Globe reporters Matt Carroll, Kevin Cullen, Thomas Farragher, Stephen Kurkjian, Michael Paulson, Sacha Pfeiffer, Michael Rezendes, and Walter V. Robinson.


Format Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions 140 x 208 x 20mm | 227g
Publication date 27 Oct 2015
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Imprint BACK BAY BOOKS
Publication City/Country United States
Language English
Edition Media tie-in
Edition Statement Media Tie In, Updated
Illustrations note Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10 0316271535
ISBN13 9780316271530

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Banditry in West Java: 1869-1942

by van Till, Margreet  (Author), David McKay (Translator), Beverley Jackson (Translator)

 

Banditry was rife around Batavia (modern Jakarta) during the late colonial period, with at least one major robbery committed every day. Banditry in West Java identifies the bandits and describes their working methods and their motives, which often went beyond simple self-enrichment. It also explores the world of the robbers' victims, city-dwellers for whom the robbers were the antithesis of civilization, convenient objects onto which respectable citizens projected their own preoccupations with sex, violence, and magic.
 
 The colonial police force in the Dutch East Indies was reformed in the early 1920s, and banditry was subsequently brought under control. However, the bandit tradition lived on in Javanese popular imagination and folk culture, not least in tales of Si Pitung, a Robin Hood figure who flourished in nineteenth-century Batavia.
 The author argues that banditry in Batavia was closely linked with the modernization process, particularly the ready availability of firearms and the rise of a money economy. However, her findings do little to support suggestions that banditry should be seen as part of the revolutionary struggle for independence in Indonesia.
 
 Banditry in West Java is a translation of 'Batavia bij Nacht: Bloei en ondergang van het Indonesisch roverswezen in Batavia en de Ommelanden, 1869-1942. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Aksant, 2006).

 

About the Author

Margreet van TILL is a Researcher at the Institute for Netherlands History, and deals primarily with the colonial Netherlands East Indies.


Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: National University of Singapore Press (January 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9971695022
ISBN-13: 978-9971695026
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

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Rp. 210.000

The unfinished autobiography of ANC leader-Joe Slovo - Foreword by Nelson Mandela

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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.

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Rp. 65.000

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.

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Rp. 105.000
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