Past events

Afghan housing
22
Feb
2018

Afghanistan in 2017: Lessons from a survey of the Afghan People

George Varughese, Tabasum Akseer (Asia Foundation)

For more than a decade The Asia Foundation has conducted an annual and very rigorous survey of opinion in Afghanistan that provides a unique source of data on attitudinal and social-structural...

20
Feb
2018

Electoral rules, clientelism and partisanship in Indonesia

Diego Fossati

A vast literature studies the effects of electoral institutions on party systems. Research on the relationship between electoral systems and the strength of partisan identities, however, is...

16
Feb
2018

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in conflict-affected contexts: An alternative development partnership between an international non-governmental organisation and a non-state armed group in Shan State, Myanmar

Sharon Bell, PhD Candidate, Massey University, New Zealand

As the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is advanced, ascertaining how conflict-affected contexts can impact on achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is vital. The United...

15
Feb
2018

The UN in the Pacific: Supporting Pacific Island Countries to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals

Various speakers

The United Nations Pacific Strategy (UNPS) 2018-2022 is a five year strategic framework that outlines the collective response of the UN system to the development priorities in 14 Pacific Island...

12
Feb
2018

Unwinnable Wars: Afghanistan and the Limits of Western Military Power

Professor Theo Farrell, The University of Wollongong

At sixteen years and counting, Afghanistan is the longest war for western states of the post-Cold War period, and NATO’s first overseas war. At its height, the US and its NATO allies deployed 130,...

Young men taking a break from garden work, Melkoi 2013
12
Feb
2018

Negotiating What It Means to be a “Good” Man in Contemporary Papua New Guinea

Stephanie Lusby

The figure of the “good man” or “real man” is a common trope in Papua New Guinean and international campaigns to address HIV and AIDS, and violence against women. This figure is imagined as a...

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...

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