Politics and International Studies at ANU jumps to 6th place in 2017 QS Rankings

The 2017 QS World University Rankings has seen Politics and International Studies at ANU move from 8th place in the world to 6th place. It is the third year in...

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Jakarta election tests Indonesia's limits of tolerance

Jakarta will go to the polls in an election that presents an unusually stark choice between religious solidarity and governmental performance.

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A masked man holds an anti-Ahok sign during a protest against Jakarta's Christian Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama. Source: AP/AFR

American Diplomacy

American Diplomacy, Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman (eds) a "Gem From The Past"

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ANU ranked in the top 10 international universities

The ANU has been named in the top 10 of the world's most international universities. The 2017 Times Higher Education international universities rankings has...

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United Nations Association of Australia Academic Network

APCD hosted a workshop of the Academic Network of the United Nations Association of Australia

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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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John Funston

John Funston is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU. He was previously Associate Director (2002-2004) and Executive Director (2005-2007) of the...

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Maev O'Collins

Emeritus Professor Maev O’Collins is an honorary visiting fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University. She obtained her BA from the University of Melbourne, and a Doctorate...

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Jong-sung You

Biographical statement

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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Ed Aspinall

Edward Aspinall

Edward Aspinall is a specialist of the politics of Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia. His interest in the study of politics, especially Southeast Asian politics, began when he lived in Malang, East Java, as a...

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Robert Cribb

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Robert Cribb is a historian of modern Indonesia, with wider interests in other parts of Asia. He completed his BA at the University of Queensland and his PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies in...

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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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