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IARI | Regional Expertise

Asia

Multilateralism, human security, urban water reforms, human trafficking, and hierarchical relations represent a few of our scholars’ research expertise in Asia. Collectively, our scholarly expertise informs the U.S.’s recent pivot to Asia—with particular regards for issues related to the war on terror, transnational migration, and an increasingly global political economy. Our scholars possess a unique and nuanced understanding of specific countries which include Korea, China, Japan, Malaysia, and India.

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EXPERTISE

  • Multilateral organization
  • Human security
  • Asian security
  • Asian regionalism
  • ASEAN
  • China
  • India

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Non-Western International Relations Theory: Perspectives On and Beyond Asia. Edited with Barry Buzan. Routledge, 2010.
  • Whose Ideas Matter: Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism. Cornell, 2009.
  • Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia. Routledge, 2001, 2009.

EXPERTISE 

  • Global tourism
  • International migration
  • Gender & development
  • Intercultural communication
  • Southeast Asia
  • Human trafficking

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

  • Cruising in the Global Economy: Profits, Pleasure and Work at Sea. Ashgate Press, 2008.
  • "Diversification and Privatization": Securing Insecurities in the Receiving Country of Malaysia in Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 9, 4 (2008): 285-303.
  • "Labour Flexibilisation at Sea: The 'Mini U[nited] N[ations] Crew on Cruise Ships"inInternational Feminist Journal of Politics 10, 1 (2008): 1 – 18. 2007).

EXPERTISE

  • International relations theory
  • East Asian security & foreign policy
  • International political economy
  • International security
  • International institutions

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Diplomatic Ritual as a Power Resource: the Politics of Asymmetry in Early Modern Chinese-Korean Relations,"Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 13, no. 2 (May-Aug. 2013), pp. 309-36.
  • “Politics of South Korea,” in Richard Valelly, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: Political Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013); with Victor Cha.
  • “Politics of North Korea,” in Richard Valelly, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: Political Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013); with Victor Cha.

EXPERTISE

  • Political ecology
  • Urban geography
  • Urban water reform
  • Flood vulnerability
  • India
  • Global South

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • RANGANATHAN, M. In Review. “Mafias in the Waterscape: Everyday Public Authority and Informality in Bangalore”. Water Alternatives – Special Issue on “Informal Space in the Urban Waterscape”.
  • "Paying for Water, Claiming Citizenship: Political Agency and Water Reforms at the Urban Periphery". International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. DOI:10.1111/1468-2427.12028.
  • "Financialized and Insurgent: The Dialectics of Participation in Bangalore's Neoliberal Water Reforms" in K Coelho, Vijaybaskar and L Kamath (Eds),Participolis: Consent and Contention in Neoliberal Urban India. Routledge: New Delhi and Abingdon.