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13
Jun
2017

Local security in the contested Bangsamoro zone: Informality, hybridity and pragmatic imperatives

Steven Rood

Abstract The Bangsamoro area in the southern Philippines is a contested space where state security forces (military, police, paramilitary) face various armed groups – Moro insurgents, violence...

08
Jun
2017

Sago production in the Sepik foothills of Papua New Guinea

John Sowei

A case study of the process of agriculture change of the Beli people of Rangwe

The population in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been growing at an average rate of 2.5% per annum. Rural people in PNG...

08
Jun
2017

Integrated Asia: Australia’s Dangerous New Strategic Geography

Professor Nick Bisley

Globalization and major power rivalry are creating a China-centric integrated Asian strategic system, drawing together the once-discrete theatres of Northeast, Southeast, South and Central Asia....

05
Jun
2017

Festschrift Book Launch: Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb AM

Please join us as for the Festschrift Book Launch,Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy, Essays in the Honour of Paul Dibb.

Launched by the Hon Kim Beazley AC

Emeritus...

30
May
2017

The Spectre of the ‘Ethnic Outbidder’: Rebels, Fanatics and Demagogues in Malaysia, Fiji and Northern Ireland

Jon Fraenkel (Victoria University of Wellington)

This paper revisits the arguments in Rabushka and Shepsle’s influential 1972 book, The Politics of Plural Societies, concerning the role of ethnic ‘entrepreneurs’ or ‘outbidders’ in deeply divided...

26
May
2017

Socio-economic Development in Myanmar's Delta: Insights from Maubin Township, Ayeyarwady Region

Prof Khine Myint Cho,Head of Geography, Dawei University

After 1988, the Government of Myanmar led a transition from a centrally controlled to a more open–market economy. As a consequence, several development programs emerged in Maubin township, as in...

Image: Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons Pete B.
23
May
2017

Economic Ideas in Political Time: The Crisis of Neoliberalism and Rise of a New Nationalism?

Dr Wes Widmaier, Griffith University

Over the past century, economic policy orders – rooted in ideas that shape interests – have spanned the Progressive, Keynesian, and Neoliberal eras, marked by periods of prolonged growth and...

National memorial for the Gwangju uprising that many South Korean conservatives believe was inspired by communist North Korea.
18
May
2017

Gwangju Uprising of 18 May 1980 and the Struggle for Democracy in Korea

Rev. Dr. John Brown

Public lecture presented by the Department of Political and Social Change, and the ANU Korea Institute

On 18 May, 1980, students in Gwangju City in South Chollado took to the streets to...

WomanStats Project
16
May
2017

The WomanStats Project and Database

Professor Valerie Hudson, Bush School of Government and Public Service

The WomanStats Project began in 2001, with the goal of investigating the relationship between the security of women and the security of nation-states. To that end, it began an ambitious data...

 Ribuan umat Islam mengikuti aksi super damai 212 di Lapangan Monas, Jumat (2/12).
16
May
2017

Explaining the 2016 Islamist Mobilisation in Indonesia: Religious Intolerance, Militant Groups and the Politics of Accommodation

Marcus Mietzner and Burhanuddin Muhtadi

Abstract There has been an intense scholarly debate about what caused the unprecedented Islamist mass demonstrations in Indonesia in late 2016. Some scholars have argued that increasing...

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