Announcement: Publication of new book: "Khaki Capital: The Political Economy of the Military in Southeast Asia"

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Area Studies, Asian History / Studies, Military History, Political Science, Southeast Asian History / Studies

 

Dear friends, colleagues, and anyone interested in the links between the military and money in Southeast Asia,

We hereby announce the publication of our new book: 

Paul Chambers and Napisa Waitoolkiat.  August 2017. Khaki Capital: The Political Economy of the Military in Southeast Asia. NIAS Press, NIAS Studies in Asian Topics, 304 pages, maps, tables, and illustrations, 9 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches.

Hardback ISBN  978-87-7694-224-3  Paperback ISBN  978-87769442250

 

Book description

We would like to call your attention to the publication of our new book on the economic dimensions of militaries in Southeast Asia.  In particular, we address how security forces in this region tend to promote their economic and political power as a byproduct of offering coercive force for the public good or sometimes for private gain.  The military's quest for economic largesse has been an obstacle to democratization in many countries of Southeast Asia as well as other parts of the world.  Those who may be interested in this book include academics, journalists, NGOs, policy-makers, students, and general readers intrigued by issues such as civil-military relations, democratization and Southeast Asian politics.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Theorizing Khaki Capital in Southeast Asia: The Political Economy of Security (Paul Chambers and Napisa Waitoolkiat)

Chapter 2: Arch-Royalist Rent: The Political Economy of the Military in Thailand (Napisa Waitoolkiat and Paul Chambers)

Chapter 3: The Military-NLD Coalition in Myanmar: Military Guardianship and its Economic Foundations (Marco Bunte)

Chapter 4: The Political Economy of Military-Run Enterprises in Vietnam (Carlyle Thayer)

Chapter 5: Khaki Clientelism: The Political Economy of Security Forces in Cambodia (Paul Chambers)

Chapter 6: Earning their Keep: The Political Economy of the Military in Laos (Hans Lipp and Paul Chambers)

Chapter 7: Philippine Military Capital after 1986: Norming, Holdouts and New Frontiers (Rosalie Arcala Hall)

Chapter 8: The Politics of Securing Khaki Capitalism in Democratizing Indonesia (Jun Honna

Chapter 9: Khaki Capital: Comparative Conclusions (Napisa Waitoolkiat and Paul Chambers)

Index

For further information, please follow the links below:

http://www.niaspress.dk/books/khaki-capital

http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9799-9788776942250.aspx

For reviews of this book, please see the links below:

http://sea-globe.com/khaki-capitalism-conquered-southeast-asia/

https://goo.gl/WfD8of

Many best regards,

Paul Chambers, Napisa Waitoolkiat, editors

Paul Chambers, Lecturer, College of ASEAN Community Studies, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand; Research Fellow, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany; Research Fellow, German Institute of Global Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany, Research Fellow, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Napisa Waitoolkiat is Director and Lecturer, College of ASEAN Community Studies, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand

 

 

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