Amy L. Freedman

Amy Freedman is department chair and professor of political science and international studies at LIU Post and she is an adjunct associate research scholar at Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University. Dr. Freedman's work looks at Southeast Asia; with a particular focus on Indonesia and Malaysia. Recent journal articles include: “Progress and Caution: Indonesia’s Democracy” co-authored with Robert Tiburzi, Asian Affairs: an American Review, 2013;   “Food Security in Southeast Asia: Beggar Thy Neighbor or Cooperation?”  Pacific Affairs, fall 2013, and “An Update on Democracy in Asia: Models or Cautionary Tales?<>” fall, 2012. Her most recent book is Threatening the State: the Internationalization of Internal Conflicts (Routledge, 2013). Previous books include: Political Change and Consolidation: Democracy's Rocky Road in Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Malaysia (Palgrave, 2006), and Political Participation and Ethnic Minorities (Routledge, 2000). She is a co-editor of Asian Security and the author of numerous journal articles relating to political economy questions, minority politics, and questions about political Islam. Her work appears in Journal of Civil Society, Religion and Politics, World Affairs, and elsewhere.


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