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A Liberal Model of Minority Rights for an Illiberal Multiethnic State? The Case of the Lao PDR

Vatthana Pholsena

in Multiculturalism in Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199277629
eISBN:
9780191603303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277621.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the reasons why Kymlicka’s liberal model of minority rights is not (or not yet) applicable in Laos. Nonetheless, Kymlicka’s theories are relevant to the search for a form of ... More


Indonesia

Jürgen Rüland

in Elections in Asia and the Pacific : A Data Handbook: Volume II: South East Asia, East Asia, and the South Pacific

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249596
eISBN:
9780191600012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249598.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Includes all relevant information on national elections held in Laos since its independence in 1945. Part I gives a comprehensive overview of Laos’ political history, outlines the evolution of ... More


Staggering to the Finish

Gregory A. Daddis

in No Sure Victory: Measuring U.S. Army Effectiveness and Progress in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199746873
eISBN:
9780199897179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746873.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This final chapter concentrates on the final two years of U.S. Army participation in Vietnam, 1971–1972. It first considers any refinements made to counterinsurgency theory since the early 1960s and ... More


Market Integrators for Rural‐based Industrialization: The Case of the Hand‐Weaving Industry in Laos

Akihiko Ohno

in Communities and Markets in Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241019
eISBN:
9780191601217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241015.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses how traders in Laos emerge as market integrators in the hand-weaving industry. It presents a profile of the Lao handloom industry, the marketing process and contractual ... More


The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980

Christina Elizabeth Firpo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847579
eISBN:
9780824869007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847579.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the untold history of the removal of métis [mixed-race] children from their Vietnamese, Cambodian and Lao mothers as part of a colonial plan to reproduce the French race in ... More


The State and Economic Reform in Vietnam and the Lao PDR  

Brian van Arkadie

in The Role of the State in Economic Change

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289845
eISBN:
9780191684777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289845.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with the reforms and transitional period undergone by Vietnam and Laos and compares it to the transition and reforms made in their Eastern European counterparts. As part of their ... More


The Universe Unraveling: American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos

Seth Jacobs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801445477
eISBN:
9780801464041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801445477.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, Laos was positioned to become a major front in the Cold War. Yet American policymakers chose to resist communism in neighboring South Vietnam ... More


Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture

John Clifford Holt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833275
eISBN:
9780824869991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833275.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book contributes to the understanding of religious culture in Laos and Southeast Asia. This book brings this nation into focus. With its overview of Lao Buddhism and analysis of how shifting ... More


Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Wendy Cadge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Theravada is one of the three main branches of Buddhism. In Asia it is practiced widely in Thailand, Laos, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. This ethnography opens a window onto two communities of ... More


Natural Potency and Political Power: Forests and State Authority in Contemporary Laos

Sarinda Singh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835712
eISBN:
9780824871765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835712.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Forests, as physical entities, have received considerable scholarly attention in political studies of Asia and beyond. Much less notice has been paid to the significance of forests as symbols that ... More


The Campaign for the Lines of Communication

Charles R. Shrader

in A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 11, the author describes the third logistical campaign of the First Indochina War, which encompassed the battles for control of the lines of communication, particularly in Tonkin (fall ... More


Cultural Logic and Syntactic Productivity: Associated posture Constructions in Lao

N. J. ENFIELD

in Ethnosyntax: Explorations in Grammar and Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266500
eISBN:
9780191719363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266500.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter argues that event typicality is a cultural phenomenon which can be accounted for and described in terms of cultural representations: typifications which are carried, ... More


Laos

Ira A. Hunt

in Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813142081
eISBN:
9780813142449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142081.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter Six looks at the events in Laos after the Vietnamese ceasefire agreement. Not a month after, the Royal Laotian government (RLG) and the communist-inspired Lao Patriotic Front (LPF) signed an ... More


Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos

Simon Creak

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838898
eISBN:
9780824869724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838898.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines how sport and ideas of physicality have shaped the politics and culture of modern Laos. Viewing the country's extraordinary transitions—from French colonialism to royalist ... More


Waging a Secret War

Howard Jones

in Death of a Generation: How the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176056
eISBN:
9780199850051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176056.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Cold War intensified during the spring of 1961, raising South Vietnam's importance in the Kennedy administration's deliberations. In June, fourteen nations gathered in Geneva and issued a ... More


Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961

William Rust

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813135786
eISBN:
9780813136844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813135786.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book discusses the formulation and execution of U.S. foreign policy in Laos from 1954, when the Geneva Accords ended the First Indochina War, until January 1961, when John F. Kennedy became ... More


Laos

John Ure

in Telecommunications Development in Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099029
eISBN:
9789882207486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099029.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter focuses on the telecom market structure of Laos. The “New Economic Mechanism” (NEM) allowed for the entry of foreign strategic investors into the mobile-cellular market and encouraged ... More


Dichotomy

William J. Rust

in Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813135786
eISBN:
9780813136844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813135786.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the “dichotomy” in the U.S. mission in Laos in late 1959, when Ambassador Smith backed Prime Minister Phoui Sananikone and CIA Chief of Station Henry Hecksher supported the ... More


Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam: Linguistic context and the role of English

Andy Kirkpatrick

in English as a Lingua Franca in Asean: A Multilingual Model

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028795
eISBN:
9789882206922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028795.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the development and roles of the English and the national language in several members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) including Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, ... More


The Utility of Meaning: What Words Mean and Why

N. J. Enfield

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198709831
eISBN:
9780191780141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709831.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book uses semantic and pragmatic case studies to argue that the anthropocentric and culture-grounded nature of language is a product of its social utility. It brings together several key strands ... More


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