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  • Power Politics and the Indonesian Militaryby Damien Kingsbury

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.18

    Throughout the postwar history of Indonesia, the military have played a key role in the politics of the country and in imposing unity on a fragmentary state. The collapse of the authoritarian New Order government of President Suharto weakened the state and the armed forces briefly lost their grip on control of the archipelago. However, under President... more...

  • Political Developmentby Damien Kingsbury

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 47.18

    This book fills a growing gap in the literature on international development by addressing the debates about good governance and institution-building within the context of political development. Political Development returns the key issues of human rights and democratization to the centre of the development debate and offers the reader an alternative... more...

  • East Timorby Damien Kingsbury

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    This book is based on extensive research and regaulr visits to East Timor since 1995. It considers the trials that the people of East Timor have undergone in their long struggle for independence, and issues that have arisen out of independence. This account places East Timor within the context of other post-colonial states, noting the problems that... more...

  • Sri Lanka and the Responsibility to Protectby Damien Kingsbury

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.62

    This book provides a study of the war by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to create a separate state in Sri Lanka. It examines the ways in which this war should, in principle, have invoked ‘Responsibility to Protect’ principles, as well as the political, legal and practical problems involved and, ultimately, why the international community... more...

  • Critical Reflections on Developmentby Damien Kingsbury

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Designed as a critique of the key failures of international development, this book brings together practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, activists, and academics in an attempt to work toward a shared conceptualisation of development by outlining and critically reflecting on their own understanding of development. more...

  • One of Usby Damien Kingsbury

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    One of Us: An Australian Head of State is a timely contribution to the republican debate by leading academics and essayists from Tim Soutphommasane and Greg Barns to John Warhurst, edited by Damien Kingsbury .Shouldn’t Australia have an Australian head of state? After all, we are a sovereign nation with a distinct identity, outlook and set of... more...

  • Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asiaby Damien Kingsbury

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 36.97

    The countries of Southeast Asia continue to change, evolve and chart courses that sometimes leave outside observers puzzled. Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia thoroughly assesses the political challenges and changes faced by the countries of Southeast Asia in the 21st century. Focusing on political processes throughout, Kingsbury introduces... more...

  • Western Saharaby Damien Kingsbury

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 47.18

    As the Spanish were preparing to leave colonized Western Sahara in 1975, Morocco invaded, sparking a war with the Western Saharan Polisario Front. About 70% of Western Sahara was occupied by Morocco, which stations up to 140,000 soldiers in the territory, primarily along a 1700 kilometre long sand berm that is protected by one of the world’s largest... more...

  • Human Rights in Asiaby Damien Kingsbury; Leena Avonius

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This book offers a critical reassessment of the 'Asian values' debate, which dominated the human rights discourse in the late 1990s, and a reappraisal of the human rights situation in Asia since then. The chapters in this book contextualize the debate and examine in what ways the issues raised then continue to trouble Asian societies. more...

  • Autonomy & Disintegration Indonesiaby Damien Kingsbury; Harry Aveling

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.80

    Fragmentation in Indonesia is by far the most critical issue now facing the state. This book analyses social unrest, autonomy and separatism in the wake of the Indonesian economic crisis, placing them in the context of state evolution, and looking at the competing aims of economic and political globalization with local agendas. Topics covered include... more...