Past events

11
Jul
2017

In Plain Sight: Impunity and Human Rights in Thailand

Tyrell Haberkorn

Abstract Across regimes both dictatorial and democratic since the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932, Thai citizens have experienced a range of forms of extrajudicial violence at the hands of...

03
Jul
2017

Buying Votes in Indonesia: Partisans, Personal Networks and Winning Margins

Burhanuddin Muhtadi

How prevalent is vote buying in Indonesia, and how effective is it? My PhD research deals with these two questions that have vexed scholars for the last 15 years. Using data from nationally...

27
Jun
2017

Thai Press Accounts and Images of the 2016 Royal Succession

Peter Jackson

Abstract From the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol on 13 October 2016 until the formal accession to the throne of his son and appointed successor King Maha Vajiralongkorn on 1 December, there...

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...

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