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Insurgency Trap
Labor Politics in Postsocialist China
Eli Friedman
Eli Friedman argues that the Chinese state has become hemmed in by an “insurgency trap” of its own devising and is thus unable to tame expansive worker unrest.



The Baron's Cloak
A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution
Willard Sunderland
Willard Sunderland tells the epic story of the Russian Empire’s final decades through the arc of the life of Baron Roman Fedorovich von Ungern-Sternberg, which spanned the vast reaches of Eurasia.



Networks of Rebellion
Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse
Paul Staniland
Paul Staniland explains why insurgent leaders differ so radically in their ability to build strong organizations and why the cohesion of armed groups changes over time during conflicts.



Brothers in Arms
Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975–1979
Andrew Mertha
Andrew Mertha traces the surprising lack of influence of China over Cambodia to variations between the Chinese and Cambodian institutions that administered military aid, technology transfer, and international trade.



Producing Indonesia
The State of the Field of Indonesian Studies
Leading scholars of Indonesia reflect on the “arc of our field,” the development of Indonesian studies, considering what has been achieved and what still needs to be accomplished.



The Massacres at Mt. Halla
Sixty Years of Truth Seeking in South Korea
Hun Joon Kim
Hun Joon Kim presents a compelling story of state violence, human rights advocacy, and transitional justice in South Korea since 1947.



Border Work
Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia
Madeleine Reeves
Through an ethnography of social and spatial practice at the limits of the state, this book explores the contested work of producing and policing “territorial integrity” when significant stretches of new international borders remain to be conclusively demarcated or effectively policed.



New Policies for New Residents
Immigrants, Advocacy, and Governance in Japan and Beyond
Deborah J. Milly
Many countries have experienced both increased immigration and a devolution of governance to the local level. Deborah J. Milly looks at new policies to promote the social inclusion of recently arrived residents in Japan, comparing this experience to developments in South Korea, Spain, and Italy.



Seeing Transnationally
How Chinese Migrants Make Their Dreams Come True
Li Minghuan
This volume of essays by Li Minghuan documents the extraordinary story of contemporary Chinese transnational migration.



Indonesia Journal
October 2013
Special Issue: Wealth, Power, and Contemporary Indonesian Politics



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