Definitions of War, Torture, and Terrorism in South and Southeast Asia

  • Janice Jones
  • Ma. Regina E. Estuar
  • Sherri McCarthy
  • Ellora Puri
  • Megan Reif
  • Leslie Flores
  • Nisha Raj
  • Dylan Rose
  • Darshini Shah
  • Haslina Muhammad
  • Jas Jafaar
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Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Abstract

Southeast Asia is a region of the world located between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. There are many countries that comprise this region, but for the most part, we focus in this chapter on Laos, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Singapore, and Vietnam. This region has a complex history and complex current political structures. American naval strategists coined the term Southeast Asia in the 1940s, belying its increasing significance. War, political insurgencies, and colonization have all had an effect on the people of this region. In 2005, there were roughly 557 million people living in this region of the world (United States Census Bureau 2011).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janice Jones
    • 1
  • Ma. Regina E. Estuar
    • 2
  • Sherri McCarthy
    • 3
  • Ellora Puri
    • 4
  • Megan Reif
    • 5
  • Leslie Flores
    • 6
  • Nisha Raj
    • 7
  • Dylan Rose
    • 8
  • Darshini Shah
    • 9
  • Haslina Muhammad
    • 10
  • Jas Jafaar
    • 11
  1. 1.Doctoral Leadership Studies DepartmentCardinal Stritch UniversityMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Department of information Systems and Computer ScienceAteneo de Manila UniversityQuezon CityPhilippines
  3. 3.Educational Psychology, Counseling and Human RelationsNorthern Arizona UniversityYumaUSA
  4. 4.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of JammuJammuIndia
  5. 5.Political Science and International StudiesUniversity of Colorado DenverDenverUSA
  6. 6.Department of PsychologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  7. 7.Neuroscience ProgramEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  8. 8.Psychology DepartmentBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  9. 9.Health Education Library for PeopleMumbaiIndia
  10. 10.Department of Anthropology and SociologyUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  11. 11.Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Faculty of Arts and SciencesUniversity of MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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