In an exclusive interview, Professor James Scott discusses anarchism and State resistance by so-called “powerless” actors. Excerpts for The Conversation France.
The bearded boar is rarely honoured, yet its role in the forest of this island in the Malay archipelago is as crucial as it is emblematic.
Annual water requirements of a PHES-supported 100% renewable electricity grid would be much less than the current fossil fuel system, because wind and PV do not require cooling water.
Identity politics can take an exclusionary or even predatory form, but can they also be more progressive and emancipatory?
The spread of infectious diseases such as chikungunya is closely linked to urban mobility, yet small Indian cities could play a crucial role in the resilience process.
An invasive insect native to Asia, Halyomorpha halys, has been detected in the US, Canada and southern Europe. It’s now made its debut in Paris.
Fresh earthquakes and aftershocks hit parts of Papua New Guinea following February's deadly quake. It's Australia's slow push north that's part of PNG's seismic activity.
Instead of a clear movement toward more formalised economic transactions, demonetisation in India has reinforced the informal economy.
Unstable relations between China and Vietnam are affecting the lives of Hmong highlanders in surprising ways.
To help ensure that environmental and health services are available in slums, Indian women are asserting their rights thanks to solidarity networks and non-confrontational approaches.
Clive Hamilton’s book is perhaps a useful reminder that we must not be naïve about our relationship with China, but his prescription is the wrong direction for tackling the genuine issues he raises.
On March 11, 2011, a nuclear disaster struck Japan. Translated testimony by the power plant's manager reveals how close the world came to a greater catastrophe -- and how much there is to be learned.
When Aung San Suu Kyi led her party to victory in 2015, many hoped Myanmar's worst days were behind them. But the government's complicity in the Rohingya crisis has tarnished her reputation.
The 1988 Seoul Olympics shed light on South Korea's institutionalised practice of international adoption.
To avoid another refugee 'crisis' that would take the world by surprise, East Asia would do well to be prepared for an influx of people from North Korea.
The mistrust between the two Koreas is so deep that there are more sceptics than enthusiasts over North Korea's involvement in the Winter Olympics.
The contestation of Asia will continue this year, with many countries facing internal and external battles.
The underlying implication of Malcolm Turnbull's Tokyo visit was the interest shared by Japan and Australia to counter the strategic rise of China.
Throughout the centuries, a number of coal miners have documented their lives with paintings. Some of their works are now in museums and bring the stories of the "pitmen" back to life.
With an election due by August, Malaysian politics has been spiced up – with a former prime minister re-entering the fray.