Michael Leifer, who died in 2001, was one of the leading scholars of Southeast Asian international relations. He was hugely influential through his extensive writings and his contacts with people in government and business in the region.
In this book, many of Leifer's students, colleagues and friends come together to explore the key themes of his work on Southeast Asia, including the notion of 'order', security, maritime law and foreign policy. The book concludes with an overall assessment of Leifer's background, worldview and impact on his field.
A scholarly and personal volume devoted to Leifer's vast contributions to the discipline of international relations, this text is a must-read for students and scholars specializing in the region.
About the Author:
Joseph Chinyong Liow is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include Muslim politics and international politics of the Southeast Asian region, and his publications include Politics of Indonesia-Malaysia Relations; One Kin, Two Nations (RoutledgeCurzon, 2004),
Ralf Emmers is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests lie in security studies, international institutions in the Asia-Pacific and the international relations of Southeast Asia. He is the author of Cooperative Security and the Balance of Power in ASEAN and the ARF (RoutledgeCurzon, 2003).