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Framing "South Asia" : whose imagined region?
The framing of regions, and in this case 'South Asia', has often been done in ostensibly objective terms. This article argues that far from being an objective exercise, framing regions in general and 'South Asia' in ...
International responses to terrorism : the limits and possibilities of legal control of terrorism by regional arrangement with particular reference to Asean
The international community has yet to reach an international agreement on the suppression of terrorism. The problems of definition is recognized as a main factor for this failure. The definition of terrorism depends on ...
Islam and society in Southeast Asia after September 11
This paper discusses the struggle for the soul of Islam within the global Muslim community in the context of two major Muslim majority nations in Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Malaysia. An ongoing, unsettled debate between ...
The concept of security before and after September 11
(1) The Contested Concept of Security Steve Smith: The main theme underlying this paper is the contention that 'security' is "an essentially contested concept". The article attempts an overview ...
Not yet all aboard ... but already all at sea over container security initiative
Prior to September 11 there was a popular saying that "a terrorist is some who has a bomb, but does not have an air force". Thay saying is now passe. The September 11 attacks on the US have put paid to such confident ...
The political economy of FDI location : why don't political checks and balances and treaty constraints matter?
Although the risk of expropriation for foreign direct investment (FDI) has fallen substantially since the 1970s, political risk continues to be of concern to MNCs in many countries. I ask whether domestic political checks ...
Understanding financial globalisation
The true meaning of Bali