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  • Review of Andrew MacGregor Marshall’s “A Kingdom in Crisis”

    October 21, 2014

    The following is my review of Andrew MacGregor Marshall’s new book, A Kingdom in Crisis: Thailand’s Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-First Century, just out from Zed Books. It will appear some time in early November on New Mandala. UPDATE: 31.10.14 – following comments from the author, I’ve added a long addendum to address his […]

  • The Ruling Elite of Singapore

    May 5, 2014

    My review of Michael D. Barr’s The Ruling Elite of Singapore has been published in ASEASUK News no. 55 (spring 2014), 17-19. You will shortly be able to read the review here. In the meantime, here it is: MICHAEL D BARR The ruling elite of Singapore: networks of power and influence London: IB Tauris, 2014 […]

  • 7th review of ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia

    April 3, 2014

    The book continues to be favourably reviewed. The latest review comes from Kai Chen of Zhejiang University in China: ASEAN, Sovereignty, and Intervention in Southeast Asia develops its own alternative perspective of sovereignty, interference, and noninterference in ASEAN, and disproves the stereotype that ASEAN has been “socialized into a norm of non-interference”. Academics, researchers, and […]

  • Sixth review of ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia

    March 7, 2014

    I stumbled across another review of my book, this time in Millennium. The reviewer calls it a challenging book… pioneers a new approach to the understanding of regional politics in Southeast Asia… Jones bravely investigates what sovereignty really means in Southeast Asia today. The full review is here.  

  • Fifth review of ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia

    September 8, 2013

    Another review of my book has been published, this one by veteran Southeast Asianist Ramses Amer of Sweden’s Institute for Security and Development Policy. Writing in the Austrian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, he calls the book an interesting contribution… the book addresses a highly relevant area of research from both scholarly and policy perspectives… […]

  • New Review of ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia

    June 12, 2013

    A couple of friends have pointed out a review of my book which I’d not seen before, by history professor Christopher Gennari, inEast Asian Integration Studies. It’s a positive review with a pithy edge to it: Jones’ work is an important and significant contribution to academic literature… Jones clearly places himself against the current of […]

  • Third Review of ASEAN Book

    December 19, 2012

    My book, ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia, has been reviewed for a third time, by Prof Timo Kivimaki in the Journal of Peace Research. Here is an excerpt: Lee Jones’s book is refreshing reading in the otherwise rather commonsensical and atheoretical literature of Southeast Asian security studies. It gives an important contribution to […]

  • Joern Dosch reviews ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia

    October 30, 2012

    Professor Joern Dosch of Leeds University has written an extraordinarily generous review of my book for the newsletter of the Association of Southeast Asian Studies. Here is an excerpt: There can be no doubt whatsoever that Lee Jones has written one of the most original, innovative and thought-provoking books on ASEAN of recent years. The […]

  • Critical Interventions on Statebuilding

    June 27, 2011

    The Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding has just published my review of two new titles: International Statebuilding: The Rise of Post-Liberal Governance by David Chandler. Abingdon: Routledge, 2010 Regulating Statehood: State Building and the Transformation of the Global Order by ShaharHameiri. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. You can read the review in JISB or here.

  • Jesus Camp

    August 1, 2007

    Here is a review I wrote of the Oscar-nominated documentary, Jesus Camp. Alex, this one’s for you. Thanks for the heads-up.

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