Category Archives: Southeast Asia

May 27 2014

BJP Victory: Leadership Cult or Institutional Change?

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By Dr Manali Desai, Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cambridge.   The BJP’s resounding victory in the 2014 elections is undoubtedly the start of a new era in Indian politics. It will reverberate regionally within South Asia, as … Continue reading

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Jan 10 2012

Malaysia: Catch-22 Implications of Anwar Ibrahim’s Acquittal

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On the government of Malaysia’s side it is whether or not to appeal against the High Court decision to acquit the former Deputy Prime Minister of the charge of sodomy under the country’s Penal Code. Both the government and the … Continue reading

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Dec 12 2011

Myanmar – Mixing Hope with Realism

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Dr. Zarni from the Human Security and Civil Society Unit of the Department of International Development LSE was sceptical and pessimistic about the political changes taking place in Myanmar which have given rise to hope the regime there is embarked … Continue reading

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