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Review of: Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, Everyday Economic Survival in Myanmar

By Shona Loong Myanmar’s faltering political transition has been scrutinised from many angles, but hardly ever through the lens of the survivalist strategies of the country’s poor. This is where … Continue reading Review of: Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, Everyday Economic Survival in Myanmar

Review of: Jeremy Menchik, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance without Liberalism

By Michael Buehler Stories about growing religious intolerance in Indonesia have frequently made headlines around the world in recent years. The arrest and subsequent imprisonment of the Christian governor of … Continue reading Review of: Jeremy Menchik, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance without Liberalism

Review of: Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet, Speaking Out in Vietnam: Public Political Criticism in a Communist Party–Ruled Nation

By Anh-Susann Pham Thi Speaking Out in Vietnam is a long-awaited contribution to Vietnam studies and will be essential reading for many future projects that aim to focus on the … Continue reading Review of: Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet, Speaking Out in Vietnam: Public Political Criticism in a Communist Party–Ruled Nation

Review of: Kanchan Chandra, Ed., Democratic Dynasties: State, Party and Family in Contemporary Indian Politics

By Michael Buehler Recent years have seen an upsurge in works on authoritarianism in general and subnational authoritarianism in particular. In this context, the growing presence of dynasties in politics … Continue reading Review of: Kanchan Chandra, Ed., Democratic Dynasties: State, Party and Family in Contemporary Indian Politics