276 Works

Book Review: Phraxayavong, V. (2009). History of Aid to Laos: Motivations and Impacts.

Lan-Katharina Schippers

Rezension: Schröter, S. (Hrsg.) (2010). Christianity in Indonesia: Perspectives of Power

Christian Warta

Book Review: Fjelstad, K. & Nguyên, T. (2011). Spirits without Borders: Vietnamese Spirit Mediums in a Transnational Age

Lukas Pokorny

Der lange Schatten struktureller Fehlentscheidungen: FachärztInnenmangel in der Frauenheilkunde in Laos und Vietnam. Im Gespräch mit Michael Runge (Universität Freiburg)

Lan-Katharina Schippers
Seit über 50 Jahren sind Vietnam und Laos Zielländer der westlichen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Dennoch ist der Zustand der Gesundheitssysteme in den Ländern weiterhin von gravierenden Mängeln geprägt. Besonders in der Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe fehlt es an gut ausgebildeten medizinischen Fachkräften. Der deutsche Gynäkologe Prof. Dr. Michael Runge engagiert sich seit einem Vierteljahrhundert für bessere Frauengesundheit in Südostasien. Seine Projekte basieren auf der Überzeugung, dass die Ausbildung der Fachkräfte in den Zielländern den Schlüssel für ein funktionierendes...

Editorial: Determinants of Health in South-East Asia / Umfeldfaktoren öffentlicher Gesundheit in Südostasien

Pranee Liamputtong & Michelle Proyer

Water Supply or ‘Beautiful Latrines’? Microcredit for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Nadine Reis & Peter P. Mollinga
Around half of the Mekong Delta’s rural population lacks year-round access to clean water. In combination with inadequate hygiene and poor sanitation this creates a high risk of diseases. Microcredit schemes are a popular element in addressing such problems on the global policy level. The present paper analyses the contradictory results of such a microcredit programme for rural water supply and sanitation in the context of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, through a qualitative study primarily...

Environmental Policy Coordination in ASEAN: The Case of Waste From Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Armin Ibitz
Among numerous environmental challenges in the ASEAN region, the rapid growth of volumes of waste from electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) has increasingly drawn international attention. Economies face huge demands for electrical and electronic products, while governments are confronted with diffi culties dealing with mounting volumes of e-waste. Furthermore, lucrative transnational shipment of discarded electric and electronic devices calls for a regional response to the issue. While ASEAN has failed to come up with a...

Health and Environmental Risk Communication in Thailand: An Analysis of Agency Staff’ Perspectives on Risk Communication With External Stakeholders

Seth Tuler, Uma Langkulsen, Caron Chess & Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan
Health and environmental agencies are routinely called upon to provide risk-related information to the public-at-large and to more narrowly defi ned audiences, such as children, pregnant women, or labourers. While a large body of guidance is available, it is often general and transferability to new contexts is not well understood. In particular, the relevance of this guidance for South-East Asia is not clear. This paper reports the results of a study, using Q method, that...

Combating SARS and H1N1: Insights and Lessons From Singapore’s Public Health Control Measures

Allen Yu-Hung Lai & Teck Boon Tan
Combating the outbreak of infectious diseases is a major public health imperative for the small island-state of Singapore. In this paper we discuss and assess the public health measures taken by the Singaporean government to combat the outbreak of SARS in 2003 and H1N1 in 2009. Most notably, the state introduced a clear line of command and control to monitor the eff ectiveness and effi cacy of public health control measures as well as to...

On the Edge of Crisis: Contending Perspectives on Development, Tourism and Community Participation on Rote Island, Indonesia

Cassandra Wright & Belinda Lewis
The eastern Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) is struggling to overcome the burden of widespread poverty, illness, and illiteracy. Within the context of globalisation and Indonesia’s ongoing transitions in governance, people on Rote Island, NTT, are experiencing rapid socio-cultural change. The increasing arrival of tourists and foreign business interests add further complexity to these processes of transition. The direction forward for Rote is a topic of considerable debate amongst community members, development workers,...

Pro- oder Anti-Life? Die katholische Kirche in der Debatte um reproduktive Gesundheit auf den Philippinen

Marina Wetzlmaier

Customer Empowerment in Healthcare Organisations Through CRM 2.0: Survey Results From Brunei Tracking a Future Path in E – Health Research

Muhammad Anshari, Mohammad N. Almunawar, Patrick K. C. Low & Zaw Wint

Consumption and Nutritive Values of Traditional Mon Food

Kanvee Viwatpanich

Entwicklungs- und Gesundheitsarbeit des Österreichischen Roten Kreuzes in Südostasien: Im Gespräch mit Max Santner und Gerlinde Astleithner

Anna-Sophie Tomancok
Max Santner leitet den Bereich Internationale Hilfe (Humanitäre Hilfe und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit) im Generalsekretariat des Österreichischen Roten Kreuzes (ÖRK) in Wien. Gerlinde Astleithner ist als Asien-Länderreferentin des ÖRK unter anderem für die Zusammenarbeit in Südostasien (vor allem Laos und Myanmar sowie an Rande auch für Osttimor) verantwortlich. Im vorliegenden Gespräch bieten sie einen Überblick zur gegenwärtigen Lage der Entwicklungs- und Gesundheitsarbeit der internationalen Rotkreuzbewegung in Südostasien. Das Interview wurde am 19. März 2012 in Wien durchgeführt.

Südostasienforschung in Österreich: Die Sammlung Insulares Südostasien des Museums für Völkerkunde Wien

Sri Tjahjani Kuhnt-Saptodewo

Book Review: Gainsborough, M. (2010). Vietnam: Rethinking the State

Lan-Katharina Schippers

Book Review: Yahuda, M. (2011). The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific (Third Edition)

Alfred Gerstl

Editorial: Changing Socio-Natures in South-East Asia

Oliver Pye

Restoring State Control Over Forest Resources Through Administrative Procedures: Evidence From a Community Forestry Programme in Central Java, Indonesia

Ahmad Maryudi
In recent years, community forestry has emerged as a means to reform power constellations with regard to forest governance. Through community forestry, the central state promised to devolve several forest rights to local communities and encouraged them to get involved in decision making processes and the implementation of forest activities. However, experience in some countries indicates that the implementation of community forestry programmes is rarely followed by genuine power devolution to local forest users. Instead,...

In and Out of the Forest: Decentralisation and Recentralisation of Forest Governance in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Cathrin Bullinger & Michaela Haug
The ‘big bang’ decentralisation reforms Indonesia embarked upon in 2001 went along with a decentralisation of the forestry sector. Hopes were high that this would improve local development and contribute to more sustainable forest management. However, undesired outcomes of decentralisation have been counteracted by an immediate effort to recentralise forest governance. In this paper, we address the question what actual impact both de- and recentralisation of forest governance had on the livelihoods of local communities...

Community Tenure Rights and REDD+: A Review of the Oddar Meanchey Community Forestry REDD+ Project in Cambodia

Donal Yeang
Tenure rights over land, forest, and carbon have become a contentious issue within REDD+ implementation across the tropics because local communities could be excluded from REDD+ benefits if land tenure or use and access rights are not clear. This study aims to understand and assess tenure arrangements under the first REDD+ demonstration project in Cambodia, the Oddar Meanchey Community Forestry REDD+ Project. In particular, the study explores the following questions: (1) How are tenure rights...

Turning Red Rural Landscapes Yellow? Sufficiency Economy and Royal Projects in the Hills of Nan Province, Northern Thailand

Amalia Rossi
This paper discusses the efforts of the royal family to moralise the environmental behaviour of their subjects in the name of the Sufficiency Economy philosophy solicited by King Bhumibol since the 1990s in Thailand. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Nan province, Northern Thailand, in 2008 and 2009, I focus particularly on Royal Projects recently promoted to correct the rural practices of the ethnic minority groups living in the hills of Nan. In the past,...

Transborder Environmental Justice in Regional Energy Trade in Mainland South-East Asia

Carl Middleton
Thailand is mainland South-East Asia’s largest energy consumer. Since the early 1990s, community and civil society opposition to new domestic large-scale power projects has strengthened within Thailand. Partly in response and facilitated by deepening regional economic integration, Thailand’s electricity utility, private sector energy, and construction companies have increasingly looked towards neighbouring Laos and Myanmar to supply Thailand’s energy markets. This paper assesses the political economy of Thailand’s power sector development through the lens of distributive...

Flooded: An Auto-Ethnography of the 2011 Bangkok Flood

Erik Cohen
In this personal account I report my perceptions, experiences, and conduct during the 2011 Bangkok flood, in which my home and neighbourhood have been badly inundated and damaged. Therefore, I draw on auto-ethnography as an increasingly popular, though controversial qualitative methodology in social sciences. Though personal, the account has some broader implications, deriving primarily from the examination of the relationship between my perceptions and conduct in the disaster and my life experiences and present social...

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