ANU graduates rated Australia's most employable

Graduates from The Australian National University (ANU) have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers...

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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 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.

Our people

Paul Kenny

Biographical statement

I am currently Research Fellow in Indian Political and Social Change in the School of International, Political, and Strategic Studies at Australian National University. I was previously...

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Jonathan Unger

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Academic staff member of the UK’s Institute of Development Studies, University of Kansas, University of Washington and Leiden University before coming to ANU.

Research interests...

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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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Jiang Yangpeng

Yangpeng Jiang joined ANU in 2015 and is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change. He received my PhD in Geography from the University of Leeds.

His book project, Monograph...

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Jong-sung You

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My research interest in democracy, inequality and corruption originates from my earlier activist career. Before pursuing an academic career, I worked for democratization and social...

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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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