International Relations in Southeast Asia series


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Series Editors
Nassef Manabilang Adiong, University of the Philippines-Diliman
Alan Chong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Rommel A. Curaming, University of Brunei Darussalam
Aigul Kulnazarova, Tama University, Japan

The series will publish works on theory, research and critical views on the state of theorizing, researching, studying and applying the concept of the ‘international’ in Southeast Asia by prominent, emerging and novice scholars. It highly welcomes works that forges a link between disciplinary IR’s theoretical richness and area study of Southeast Asia’s empirical application, e.g. field research. The series promotes an exploration of the emergence and hybridity of Southeast Asian theories, praxes, methods, and approaches to IR, including a survey of the richness of the very idea of the ‘international’ in terms of historical and recent flow of people, goods, and ideas contributing to the creation of regions and region-ness. In light of the development of alternate cosmologies and emergence of Asian IR, this series encourages interdisciplinarity and eclectic contributions from both scholars and practitioners to facilitate a holistic approach towards the study of IR in the region.

This is the flagship series of the Philippine International Studies Organization ( There are three categories or types of works that represent IR in the region and are offered by the series: (1) Theories and Methodologies, (2) Praxes and Applications, and (3) Thematic Issues and Trends. The first category includes works that explore, discover and innovate methods in attaining new theories or theoretical engagement with Western IR. The second type mostly concentrates on critical approaches to the academic structure of IR establishment in the region as well as studies on traditional and human security. The last, but not the least, is contemporary issues and trends affecting the whole region and its relatedness to other regional worlds. Book proposals may encompass a wide range of issues and themes, including but not limited to the following:

Theories and Methodologies
– Sociological IR
– Philosophy and IR
– Nationalism and IR
– Methodological issues in IR
– International Political Theory
– Historicism and Behavioralism
– Nationalist thinkers (Rizal et al)
– End of IR theory (EJIR special)
– Normative international thought
– Rationality, reflexivity, or relationality
– Contributions of the Humanities to IR
– Relations between Area Studies and IR
– Gap between Theory and Practice in IR
– Regions, regionalization and regionalism
– Indigenous theorizing; homegrown theorizing
– Alternate ontologies and epistemologies of IR
– Pre-modern, Modernity, or modern IR thoughts
– Multiplexity; multiculturality; civilizational plurality
– Historical, cultural, linguistic and visual turns in IR
– Trust, morality, and ethics in International Relations
– Positivist, non-positivist, or post-positivist approaches
– Textuality, Spatiality, Temporality in theory and research
– Colonial, neocolonial, postcolonial, or decolonial thinking
– Western IR; post-Western IR; non-Western IR; Global IR
– The religious-secular domains/binary of the ‘international’
– Ontological power (real politik); ontology of societal multiplicity
– Borders, Frontier, Borderland, Borderlessness and Border Thinking
– Feminism, Queer theory, Gender and Sexuality in IR in Southeast Asia
– Disciplinary boundaries between International Relations and Political Science

Praxes and Applications
– Scholarship in IR
– Development Studies in IR
– Culture and the praxis of IR
– Education and Pedagogy in IR
– International Political Economy
– Diplomacy and Foreign Service
– International financial implications
– Consular practices in Southeast Asia
– International Law and legal implications
– Relevant policy-making implications of IR
– Configuration of IR Academia in Southeast Asia
– Structural issues and gatekeeping in the discipline

Thematic Issues and Trends
– Religion and IR
– Maritime piracy
– Democratization
– Migration and IR
– Aesthetics and IR
– Human trafficking
– Global health in IR
– Geography and IR
– Development and IR
– Politics of memory in IR
– Water and food security
– Peace, War, and Conflict
– Authoritarianism and populism
– Minorities and Substate Actors
– Geopolitics and maritime disputes
– Security and non-traditional Security
– Radicalism, extremism and terrorism
– Domestic and transnational civil society
– Climate change and environment in IR
– Small arms manufacturing and smuggling
– Human rights challenges in Southeast Asia
– Pre-modern faiths, modern religions and rituals in IR
– International Organizations, Multinational Corporations and transnational actors

Submission: Please send your book proposals and inquiries to Simon Bates, the Editor for Asian Studies, at

The Distinguished Advisory/Editorial Board Members
– Adam Simpson, University of South Australia, Australia
– Amitav Acharya, American University, USA
– Amy L. Freedman, Columbia University, USA
– Ann Marie Murphy, Seton Hall University, USA
– Anthony Milner, Australian National University, Australia
– Archill Niña Faller-Capistrano, University of the Philippines Cebu
– Catherine Goetze, University of Tasmania, Australia
– Christopher K. Lamont, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
– Clarita R. Carlos, University of the Philippines-Diliman
– Darryl S.L. Jarvis, The Education University of Hong Kong, China
– David Shim, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
– Erickson D. Calata, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
– Frances Antoinette Cruz, University of the Philippines-Diliman
– George Lawson, London School of Economics & Political Science, UK
– Henelito A. Sevilla, Jr., University of the Philippines-Diliman
– I Gede Wahyu Wicaksana, Airlangga University, Indonesia
– James Ockey, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
– Jivanta Schoettli, National University of Singapore
– John Harvey D. Gamas, Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines
– Jonathan T. Chow, University of Macau, China
– Jürgen Haacke, London School of Economics & Political Science, UK
– K S Balakrishnan, University of Malaya, Malaysia
– Kelly M. Kadera, University of Iowa, USA
– Kerstin Steiner, La Trobe University, Australia
– Kitti Prasirtsuk, Thammasat University, Thailand
– Kosal Path, City University of New York, USA
– Kumiko Haba, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
– Mietek P. Boduszynski, Pomona College, USA
– Narayanan Ganesan, Hiroshima City University, Japan
– Pauline Eadie, University of Nottingham, UK
– Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Kyoto University, Japan
– Rikard Jalkebro, University of St. Andrews, UK
– Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr., University of Leiden, the Netherlands
– Shine Choi, Massey University, New Zealand
– Siew Mun Tang, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore
– Sorpong Peou, Ryerson University, Canada
– Temario C. Rivera, University of the Philippines-Diliman
– Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
– Titus C. Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
– Yoon Hwan Shin, Sogang University, South Korea



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