Sven Cederroth


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Sven Cederroth has been associated with Gothenburg University, and their Centre for Asian Studies.  From 1988 to 1997 he worked as a researcher at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies in Copenhagen.  His expertise lies in Indonesia, Lombok and Java in particular, and in peninsular Malaysia.

Sven Cederroth has been associated with Gothenburg University, and their Centre for Asian Studies.  From 1988 to 1997 he worked as a researcher at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies in Copenhagen.  His expertise lies in Indonesia, Lombok and Java in particular, and in peninsular Malaysia.

Books by this author

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Managing the Irrigation

Tharu Farmers and the Image of the Common Good

Is it possible to achieve economic development by voluntary co-operation or is state intervention mandatory? The author addresses these and other issues by focusing on the organization and results of farmer-managed irrigation schemes in lowland Nepal.
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From Syncretism to Orthodoxy?

The Struggle of Islamic Leaders in an East Javanese Village

Discusses the decay of traditional Javanese syncreticism and rise of orthodox Islam in rural Indonesia.
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Basket Case or Poverty Alleviation

Bangladesh Approaches the Twenty-First Century

Outlines Bangladesh's achievements and examines the chances of achieving moderate prosperity, then looks at population growth, economic performance, political instability and the role international donors might play in the development of the country.
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A Sacred Cloth Religion?

Ceremonies of the Big Feast among the Wetu Telu Sasak (Lombok, Indonesia)

An examination of Islamic syncretism and Indonesia's wetu telu cosmology.
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