Critical Asian Studies (launched in 1968 as the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly articles and other materials that challenge the accepted formulas for understanding the Asia and Pacific regions, the world, and ourselves.

Current Issue: Vol. 47, No. 2 (June 2015)

Thematic Issue:
Illicit Economies, Sublegal Practices, and the State in Southeast Asia

This entire issue is available for free for a limited time.

Introduction
Dirty Money States: Illicit Economies and the State in Southeast Asia

– Jacqui Baker and Sarah Milne, guest editors

Undermining the State?
Informal Mining and Trajectories of State Formation in Eastern Mindanao, Philippines

– Boris Verbrugge

Cambodia's Unofficial Regime of Extraction:
Illicit Logging in the Shadow of Transnational Governance and Investment

– Sarah Milne

State Territorialization and Illegal Logging: The Dynamic Relationships between Practices and Images of the State in Vietnam
– Phuc Xuan To

Fortifying or Fragmenting the State? The Political Economy of the Opium/Heroin Trade in Shan State, Myanmar, 1988–2013
– Patrick Meehan

In Search of White Elephants:
The Political Economy of Resource Income Expenditure in East Timor

– James Scambary

The Rhizome State: Democratizing Indonesia's Off-Budget Economy
– Jacqui Baker


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