Introduction: Performing the State
Seeking to expand the domain of the political beyond normative understandings of the state, the articles in this special edition examine the performative aspects of governance and state-making in Southeast Asia. Combining historical and contemporary case studies, this collection brings together four examples of performative statecraft from Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia. The collection coheres around the analytical optic of performance, with particular emphasis on the performative repertoires developed by religious militas and non-state security groups. This analytical optic allows the contributors to gauge how such non-state groups conceive and engage with the state and its institutions, and to provide fresh insight on the performative aspects of state-making processes.
Review of State of Disorder: Privatised Violence and the State in Indonesia (2022). Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir.
Asian Journal of Social Science (AJS)
Could the Kanjuruhan stadium disaster spark Indonesian police reform?
David Aled Williams, Kari Telle
Tackling fraud and corruption in Indonesia’s health insurance system
Dwi Siska Susanti, Pauline Arifin, Drg. Puti Aulia Rahma, Mohammad Fahmi, Linda Julaeha, Wibi Anska Putri
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Is there legal pluralism in Afghanistan? Notes on injustice and access to justice
Antonio De Lauri
Avenues for Youth Representation in Uganda
Gerald Kagambirwe Karyeija & Ragnhild L. Muriaas