How ISIS survives defeat: Propaganda and decisive minorities

Despite suffering major losses of territory and personnel, Islamic State (ISIS) has continued to produce propaganda.

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ISIS, propaganda

ANU ranked number one in Australia for politics and international studies

The latest world subject rankings have strengthened the ANU position as among the best universities of the world and the top university in Australia.

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Eye witness to early reform in Myanmar

Department of Political and Social Change fellow, Dr Trevor Wilson releases new book providing the first ‘on the ground’ account of the sweeping change carried...

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Tackling the region’s policy challenges

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concerns

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Seoul at night. Image from Flickr, courtesy of Brad Hammonds.

The meaning of Myanmar's 2015 election - summary paper

On 13 November 2015, a closed-session roundtable was held at University of Yangon’s Department of International Relations in collaboration with The Austral

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The meaning of Myanmar's 2015 election - summary paper

The ANU Department of Political and Social Change is a leading centre for the study of Asian politics and society. We have considerable depth of expertise on the political and social dynamics of the countries of Asia, in particular Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Korea and China, including the highest concentration of academic staff and PhD students specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself. Academic specialisations include democratisation, national and local politics, gender, conflict and conflict resolution, religious politics and political theory.

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Haroro Ingram

Dr Haroro J. Ingram is a research fellow with the Coral Bell School, Australian National University (Canberra). His primary postdoctoral research project analyses the role of propaganda in the strategies of violent...

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Phillip Winn

My field-based research has emphasised eastern Indonesia, particularly the Maluku region and more recently, Southeast Sulawesi. I have held teaching and/or research positions in academia, government and non-...

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Nova Effenty Muhammad is a doctoral candidate at the UIN Alauddin Makassar, South Sulawesi . She currently lectures at the State Islamic Institute Sultan Amai Gorontalo. Nova conducted field work on problems of...

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Harold Crouch

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Professor Harold Crouch is a professor in the Department of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. He obtained his BA...

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Tamara Jacka

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Before coming to the ANU in 2001, Tamara Jacka taught Chinese language and courses on contemporary Chinese society and politics for ten years at Murdoch University. Her main research...

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Contemporary China Centre

The Contemporary China Centre was set up in 1970 at The Australian National University as a research facility concerned with scholarly social science analysis of post-1949 China. In 2010, the Centre merged with the Department of Political & Social Change.

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