Main Article Content

David Martin Jones


JATI has, over the years, provided an important space for the views of local scholars on aspects of economic and political development, indigenous culture, literature and history which would not otherwise find an outlet. The current edition continues and develops this important role of the journal in promoting regional understanding. The articles in this edition deal with both contemporary and historical practices that offer insight into a range of cultural practices not otherwise understood or available to a wider public. A number of the essays adopt a comparative framework to discuss shared concerns about migration and economic development.

In the first essay in this edition Sumanto Al Qurtuby examines the contemporary problem of religious radicalism in Indonesia and discusses the peacebuilding approaches that government might adopt to curb Islamist militancy. Staying with Indonesia, Singgih Tri Sulistiyono and his colleagues evaluate the pre and post-independence evolution of the understanding and implementation of the cabotage principle, whereby Indonesia asserts authority over its maritime archipelagic waterways. This is followed by Habid’s Buhigiba bin Mohamad Bustamam and his colleagues interesting attempt to shed light on the rise and fall of the People’s Party of Brunei between 1973-1979. Subsequently, Tuan Pham Anh, Ha Thi Tran, and Nguyen Manh Hung discuss the role of exchange rate policy in facilitating or deterring bilateral trade between China and Vietnam.

Staying with the issue of regional socio- economic development Jiraporn Phornprapha and Weerayuth Podsatiangool revisit the notion of innovation in Thailand’s economic policy through an evaluation of the impact of Japanese manga in Thai popular publications. Meanwhile Sophana Srichampa and her colleagues explore the vexed issue of unskilled migrant labour and the role of the state in catering for the problem of language..


Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

How to Cite
MARTIN JONES, David. GUEST EDITORIAL JATI-JOURNAL OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES (VOLUME 24(1)). JATI - JOURNAL OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 1, p. i-ii, june 2019. ISSN 2600-8653. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 04 aug. 2020.
Editor's Note