Past events

18
Jan
2018

Book Launch: Populism and Patronage

Paul Kenny, Edward Aspinall and David Doyle

Populists pose a serious threat to democracy yet in country after country they are coming to power. Why? Populism and Patronage: Why Populists Win Elections in India, Asia, and Beyond (Oxford...

17
Jan
2018

The social contract, preferences for redistribution, and tax morale

David Doyle, Associate Professor of Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford; Gerard McCarthy, Doctoral Fellow, Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University (ANU)- Associate Director of ANU Myanmar Research Centre

Taxation is central to the social contract between citizens and the state. Yet little research has explored the relationship in developing countries between individual attitudes towards the social...

16
Jan
2018

The Centrality of Pork Amidst Weak Institutions: Presidents and the persistence of particularism in post-Marcos Philippines

Ronald Holmes

Abstract Pork barrelling, the common term for targeted spending driven by electoral incentives, is practised across many countries. The focus is generally upon projects and programs directed to...

Trump voters
15
Jan
2018

The Populist Voter

Professor David Doyle, University of Oxford

Populism is on the rise. From Brexit to Donald Trump to Victor Orbán to Nicolàs Maduro, populism has dominated the news headlines over the last year. Increasingly, we are beginning to understand...

Anita Togolo
19
Dec
2017

Understanding Local Landowner Companies Associated with the Ok Tedi Mine, Western Province, Papua New Guinea

Anita Togolo

Anita’s doctoral research aims to better understand the factors that determine the success and sustainability of local business development associated with extractive resource industry. These...

15
Dec
2017

From Sinking to Syncing: Pacific diplomacy and consensus in multilateral climate change negotiations

George Carter

How and when do states agree not to disagree in multilateral negotiations? Consensus is more than a conference procedure or an outcome of decision making; it is a process norm in contemporary...

14
Dec
2017

Narrative and the meaning of democracy: the example of the Burmese democracy movement

Tamas Wells, University of Melbourne

Abstract The question of how the word ‘democracy’ is given meaning, by citizens and political actors in emerging democracies, has received increasing scholarly attention. If democracy does not...

14
Dec
2017

11th CSCAP General Conference

CSCAP

14 Dec 2017

The 11th CSCAP General Conference will be held in on 14 and 15 December 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The theme of the conference will be: Towards a peaceful transformation of...

12
Dec
2017

Saffron Salaams: How Muslims become Hindu nationalists

Felix Pal

Abstract In 2002 the paramilitary Hindu nationalist organisation, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), founded the Muslim Rashtriya Manch. The Manch was designed by RSS leaders to be an...

05
Dec
2017

How is ethnicity realised in everyday life? A study of a town in eastern Shan State, Myanmar

Sai Maung

Abstract Since Myanmar’s political transition began in 2010, the country has been experiencing intense ethno-nationalist politics, particularly among competing elites. Many studies have focused on...

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