Past events

01
Dec
2014

The Role of Volunteers and Changing Social Movement Characteristics in the 2014 Indonesian Presidential Election

Ahmad Suaedy

The changes that occurred in the 2014 Indonesian presidential election may be seen as a transition in Indonesia's social movements and democracy traditions. They identified a social movement with...

25
Nov
2014

Indonesia's Post-Reformasi Rule of Law Discourse: New Space, New Actors

Bivitri Susanti

This presentation, taken from the speaker's PhD research, argues that in post-Reformasi Indonesia, there is more institutional and virtual space for contesting and constructing the rule of law...

20
Nov
2014

Defence Diplomacy: Is the game worth the candle?

Associate Professor Brendan Taylor, Dr John Blaxland, Professor Nick Bisley, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Peter Leahy

Few Defence topics have been as...

19
Nov
2014

Fresh from the lab: What the latest techniques can tell us about how Australians view our major foreign policy challenges

Dr Charles Miller

Abstract: The 2008 US Presidential Election introduced the general public to many of the innovative techniques which political scientists and others have developed to analyse survey...

18
Nov
2014

Promoting the human rights of people with HIV, men who have sex with men, and transgenders in Papua New Guinea

Tim Leach – PhD Candidate, School of Culture, History and Language, ANU

Igat Hope is the national organisation for people living with HIV in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Kapul Champions is the national organisation for men who have sex with men (or men with diverse...

17
Nov
2014

How Hierarchic was the Historical East Asian System?

Dr Feng Zhang

Hierarchy is becoming a central topic in recent International Relations scholarship, and the historical East Asian hierarchy offers an important case study. This research update...

11
Nov
2014

Escalation in the East China Sea: A Political and Military Possibility

Professor Robert Ayson and Emeritus Professor Des Ball

Even if the leaders of China and Japan can lessen the significant political tensions between North Asia's two biggest powers, the East China Sea dispute could still spark a bilateral...

11
Nov
2014

'Informality and "the Idea of the Town" in Hubert Murray's Papua'

John Conroy

The paper follows my study of informality among Chinese and indigenous Tolai in German New Guinea (GNG), where the goal was to impose conformity with a German  ideology of 'national-economic...

05
Nov
2014

Fiji: Return to Democracy Workshop

Stewart Firth @ Various TBA

In September, Fiji held its first election in eight years, the first under the 2013 constitution, and the first using a common roll of electors with proportional representation. In the new...

04
Nov
2014

Parties in opposition and government: exploring alternation in Indonesia's post-authoritarian party system

Tom Power

The existence of party-based opposition is generally accepted as intrinsic to democracy, yet has been deemed lacking in post-authoritarian Indonesia. Indeed, one influential assessment holds that...

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