author={Pavin Chachavalpongpun},
  journal={Asian Affairs},
  pages={102 - 81}
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From 2003 to 2013, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen benefitted politically from promoting nationalism through the Preah Vihear dispute between Cambodia and Thailand. In contrast, Thai conservatives
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Folklorizing Northern Khmer Identity in Thailand: Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Production of “Good Culture”
Growing recognition of the contested nature of heritage has prompted critical reassessments of official heritage discourses and the demand for more inclusive heritage processes. Field research in
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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has long presented IR theorists with a paradox. This is due to the fact that it survived decades of intra-mural conflicts without having provided
World Heritage and WikiLeaks
Globalization and world-making projects, like the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage program, have changed the stakes for particular heritage
The ASEAN Security Community: A Misplaced Consensus 1
Is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) a security community? To many theorists and Southeast Asian specialists, the answer is a resounding yes. This article interrogates this
Policy options for the management of territorial disputes in South-East Asia: A case study of the Preah Vihear temple dispute
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@fmct:Contents @toc4:Figures and Tables iii Acknowledgments iii @toc2:Introduction: Explaining the Roots and Politics of Korean Nationalism 1 @toc1:Part I Origins and Development 000 @toc2:1
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