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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.



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.



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.



Inequality in the Workplace
Labor Market Reform in Japan and Korea
Jiyeoun Song
Jiyeoun Song focuses on South Korea and Japan, which have advanced labor market reform and confronted the rapid rise of a split in labor markets between protected regular workers and underprotected and underpaid nonregular workers.



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.



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



The Roots of Terrorism in Indonesia
From Darul Islam to Jem'ah Islamiyah
Solahudin
Solahudin's rigorous account fills many gaps in our knowledge of jihadist groups, how they interacted with the state and events abroad, and why they at times resorted to extreme violence, such as the 2002 Bali bombings.



Taming Tibet
Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development
Emily T. Yeh
Yeh examines how Chinese development projects in Tibet served to consolidate state space and power.



Violence and Vengeance
Religious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia
Christopher R. Duncan
Christopher R. Duncan spent several years conducting fieldwork in North Maluku, Indonesia, and here examines how individuals taking part in the sectarian violence of 1999 and 2000 understood and experienced that conflict.



Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950
Suzy Kim
Kim examines the revolutionary events that shaped people’s lives in the development of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.



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