Democratic responses to populist challenges

Four authors of four new books reflect on how opposition parties, activist groups, global institutions and new political alliances contest the rise of the...

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Philadelphia July 25, 2016. Protesters marched from City Hall to the Wells Fargo Center

Supporting democratic values and institutions in Southeast Asia

DFAT has doubled the funding on a wide-ranging research project by PSC to explore how domestic political concerns in Southeast Asian countries are impacting...

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Shedding light on the Vietnamese LGBTIQ+ movement

As a recipient of the Ben and Melinda Tria Kerkvliet Southeast Asia Research Award, Huyen Truong has been able to further her research into the LGBTIQ+...

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Huyen Truong

'Strong Patronage, Weak Parties' and 'Democracy for Sale'

Join us for the launch of two books: 'Strong Patronage, Weak Parties: The Case for Electoral System Redesign in the Philippines' edited by Professor Paul...

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'Strong Patronage, Weak Parties' and 'Democracy for Sale'

Changing immigration stance in focus at 2019 Japan Update

Leadership in a time of uncertainty - 2019 Japan Update

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Japan Update 2019

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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Win Listyaningr...

Win Listyaningrum obtained her BA from STAIN Salatiga (now IAIN Salatiga) in the English Department. She received a scholarship from Indonesian Religious Affairs Ministry in collaboration with CIDA, McGill University...

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Tamara Jacka

Tamara Jacka is a feminist scholar, whose main research interests are in gender and rural-urban inequalities, rural-urban migration and social change in contemporary China. She is the author of several books,...

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Sally White

The PIES (Partnership in Islamic Education Scheme) program is an externally funded program which brings Indonesian PhD students from the Islamic higher education sector to ANU for two semesters. Sally’s own research...

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Paul Hutchcroft

Biographical Statement

Paul’s interests in Southeast Asian politics can be traced to1980-81, when he first lived in the Philippines and witnessed mounting opposition to the rule of Ferdinand Marcos. This...

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Anita Chan

Anita Chan

Biographical Statement

Anita Chan was born and educated in Hong Kong. She received her first degree at the University of Hong Kong and Masters degrees at York University (Toronto) and the School of Oriental and...

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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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