Past events

20
May
2014

Developing indicators of gender equity in Pacific economies: working from the bottom up

Katerine Gibson, Michelle Carnegie and Katharine McKinnon

ABSTRACT

This paper applies a broad conception of what constitutes an economy in the process of engaging communities in developing indicators of gender equity. Rather than assuming we know what...

13
May
2014

The Chinese in colonial Rabaul: an informal history

John Conroy

ABSTRACT

This paper is concerned with the economic history of immigrant Chinese in colonial Rabaul and its hinterland (in German, later Australian, New Guinea) over almost a century to the...

06
May
2014

Book Launch for "Deep Field" by Tom Bamforth; presented by SSGM

Tom Bamforth

Deep Field follows the footsteps of Tom Bamforth, an aid worker responding to the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid under extreme circumstances to some of the most dangerous and difficult...

06
May
2014

Why war ended in Somaliland but continued in Somalia: A political settlements approach

Sarah Phillips

 ABSTRACT

The case of Somaliland offers insights into why some domestic power struggles €“ including violent ones €“ build the foundations for relative political order while others perpetuate...

06
May
2014

Jokowi: populism and democracy in Indonesia

Liam Gammon

Much of the literature on Indonesia's post-Suharto politics has focused on the mechanisms through which oligarchic elites have managed to monopolise political power. Wealthy and well-connected...

01
May
2014

Democratization by elections in Indonesia: are we on the right track?

Chusnul Mar’iyah

Since the election of Soeharto in 1999, Indonesia has been conducting elections every five years. There has been some progress in the implementation of elections, but some challenges remain. For...

01
May
2014

Southern Thailand: from conflict to negotiations

Professor Duncan McCargo

Since 2004 separatist violence in southern Thailand has claimed over 6000 lives. Malaysian government backed peace talks, which were officially endorsed by the Thai government in 2013, have now...

30
Apr
2014

Is international relations too 'hard' for women?

Melissa Conley Tyler

Decades after formal barriers were removed, women remain demonstrably underrepresented in senior positions in Australia's international affairs. A number of barriers remain which women and men...

29
Apr
2014

Colonial origins of the informal economy on the Gazelle Peninsula

John Conroy

 

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the accommodation of Tolai people, indigenous to the Gazelle Peninsula in the hinterland of Rabaul, to the market economy. 'The market' was introduced...

29
Apr
2014

Money politics: a report from the Indonesian elections

Professor Edward Aspinall

In this presentation, Professor Edward Aspinall illustrates the variety of €˜money politics' found in Indonesia today, as well as the challenges such strategies pose for political candidates and...

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