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Amy L. Freedman

Amy L. Freedman

Chair, Political Science and International StudiesProfessor of Political Science and International Studies

Ph.D., New York UniversityM.A., New York University B.A., Barnard College

Description

In addition to being a professor of political science at LIU Post, Amy Freedman is an adjunct associate research scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University. Dr. Freedman's work looks at Southeast Asia, mostly Indonesia and Malaysia. She is the author of several books; recent ones include “Threatening the State: the Internationalization of Internal Conflicts,” forthcoming with University of Toronto Press, and “Political Change and Consolidation: Democracy's Rocky Road in Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Malaysia,” with Palgrave (2006). She is also 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. Dr. Freedman also has three children, and she enjoys playing tennis, running and competitive swimming.

Specialties

Comparative Politics, International Relations, Asian Politics

Publications

  • Co-author, “Islamic Contestation in Indonesia and Malaysia” (in progress)
  • Editor, “Threatening the State: the Internationalization of Internal Conflicts” (2010)
  • Author, “Political Change and Consolidation: Democracy’s Rocky Road in Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Malaysia” (2006)
  • Author, “Political Participation and Ethnic Minorities: Chinese Overseas in Malaysia, Indonesia, and The United States” (2000)
  • Author, “Civil Society, Moderate Islam, and the Quest for Democracy in Indonesia and Malaysia,” published in the Journal of Civil Society (2009)
  • Author, “Political Viability, Contestation and Power: Islam and Politics in Indonesia and Malaysia,” published in the Journal of Religion and Politics (2009)
  • Author, “Consolidation or Withering Away of Democracy? Political Changes in Thailand and Indonesia,” published in Asian Affairs: An American Review (2007)
  • Author, “Thailand’s Missed Opportunity for Democratic Consolidation,” published in the Japanese Journal of Political Science (2006)
  • Author, “SARS and Challenges to Regime Legitimacy in China,” published in Asian Affairs (London, 2005)
  • Author, “Economic Crises and Political Change: Indonesia, South Korea and Malaysia, ” published in World Affairs (2004)
  • Co-author, “The Implications of Ballistic Missile Defense for Northeast Asia,” published in Orbis (2004)
  • Author, “Political Institutions and Ethnic Chinese Identity in Indonesia,” published in Asian Ethnicity (2003)
  • Author, “The Effect of Government Policy and Institutions on Chinese Overseas Acculturation: The Case of Malaysia,” published in Modern Asian Studies (2001)
  • Co-author, “Globalized Chinese Capital in Central America,” published in Asia Pacific: Perspectives (2001)
  • Author, “Ethnic Politics In Asia and the Treatment of Chinese Indonesians,” published in the Bulletin of the Institute for Research in Law and Political Science (1999)
  • Author, “Islamic Extremism in Southeast Asia,” published in “Asian Security Studies Handbook” (2009)
  • Author, “Progress and Pitfalls in Asian Democracies,” published in “Comparative Democratization” (2009)
  • Author, “Politics from Outside: Chinese Overseas and Political and Economic Change in China,” published in “International Migration and the Globalization of Domestic Politics” (2004)
  • Author, “Civil Society and Political Change in South Korea, Indonesia, and Malaysia,” published in “Politics and Economics of Asia” (2002)
  • Author, “Ethnic Conflict in Malaysia,” published in “Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Ethnic Conflict” (2003)
  • Author, “Review: William A. Callahan’s ‘Contingent States Greater China and Transnational Relations,’” published in Perspectives on Politics (2006)
  • Author, “Review: ‘Ethnic Relations and Nation-Building in Southeast Asia. The Case of the Ethnic Chinese, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies,’” published in the Journal of Chinese Overseas (2006)
  • Author, “Comparative Review: Wang Gungwu ‘Don’t Leave Home: Migration and the Chinese’ and ‘Only Connect!: Sino-Malay Encounters,’” published in Pacific Affairs (2001)
  • Author, “Review: Wang Gungwu’s ‘The Chinese Overseas: From Earthbound China to the Quest for Autonomy,’” published in the Review of Politics (2001)
  • Author, “Review: Stanley B. Lubman’s ‘Bird in a Cage Legal Reform in China After Mao,’” published in Law and Politics (2000)
  • Author, “Review: Baogang He’s‘The Democratic Implications of Civil Society in China,’” published in China Information (1999)
  • Speaker, “Political Change and Consolidation: Democracy’s Rocky Road in Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Malaysia,” invited talk, Columbia University Southeast Asia Seminar Group (2006)
  • Speaker, “Chinese Immigration in NYC: Changes in the Push and Pull Factors,” invited talk, The New School (2006)
  • Author, “Political Viability, Contestation and Power: Islam and Politics in Indonesia and Malaysia,” presented at the APSA National Meeting (2006)
  • Author, “Thailand’s Missed Opportunity for Democratic Consolidation,” presented at the Northeast Political Science Association Meeting (2005)
  • Author, “SARS and Regime Legitimacy in China,” presented at the New England Political Science Association Meeting (2004)
  • Author, “Understanding Policy-Making in the People’s Republic of China,” presented at Manhattanville College (2003)
  • Author, “Economic Crises and Political Change: Indonesia, South Korea, and Malaysia,” presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (2002)
  • Author, “Civil Society and Political Change in South Korea, Indonesia, and Malaysia,” presented at the mary Washington College Conference on Civil Society in Asia (2002)
  • Author, “After the Crash: Political Transformation in Asia after 1998,” presented at the American Political Science Association – Northeast Meeting (2001)
  • Author, “Ethnic Chinese in Malaysia and Indonesia: Differences in Political Incorporation,” presented at the Columbia University Southeast Asia Seminar Series (2001)
  • Author, “Politics from Outside: Chinese Overseas and Political and Economic Change in China” presented at the Rutgers University Diaspora Colloquium (2001)
  • Co-author, “Globalization of Capital: Chinese Investment in Latin America,” presented at the ISSCO Annual (1999)
  • Author, “Ethnic Politics in Asia and the Treatment of Chinese Indonesians,” presented at Tohoku Gakuin University (1999)
  • Author, “The Effect of Government Policy and Institutions on Chinese Overseas Acculturation: The Case of Malaysia,” presented at the ISSCO Annual Meeting (1998)
  • Author, “Political Incorporation or Continued Marginalization? Asian Americans and District Reapportionment in California,” presented at The American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (1998)
  • Author, “Chinese Overseas Communities and Political Participation,” presented at the Association for Asian Studies - New England Conference (1996)
  • Author, “Work Units in Reform Era China: A Reevaluation of the Civil Society Approach,” presented at the New York State Political Science Association Conference (1996)
  • Contributor, United Nations Development Programme (2007)
  • Consultant/Reporter, Academic Global Watch, Department of Defense (2005)

Honors/Awards

  • Recipient, Weatherhead East Asian Institute Innovative Programming Award (2008)
  • Recipient, Weatherhead East Asian Institute Innovative Programming Award (2009)
  • Recipient, Hackman Award, research fellowship (2005)
  • Recipient, Hackman Award, research fellowship (2002)
  • Recipient, Hackman Award, research fellowship (2001)
  • Recipient, Penfield Award, New York University (1997)
  • Recipient, Social Science Research Council Grant (1997)

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Associate Research Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
  • Co-editor, Asian Security (2009-present)
  • Managing Editor, Asian Security (2006-2008)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Lynne Rienner, Broadview Press, Routledge
  • Journal Article Reviewer, Defense Analysis, Asian Security, Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research
  • Member, American Political Science Association
  • Member, International Studies Association
  • Member, Association of Asian Studies

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