A time of celebration for our 2018 graduates

Farewell and good luck to 118 new Bell School graduates.

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Indonesian democracy: from stagnation to regression?

For much of the past decade, observers have praised Indonesian democracy but events since 2014 have cast doubt on the consensus idea that Indonesia's democracy...

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New Caledonia's Independance Referendum

A revealing insight into the history and internal politics of New Caledonia and its recent independance referendum

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New Caledonia's Independance Referendum

Postgraduate Information Evening - Start Studying in 2019

Talk to us about postgraduate study in 2019

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Meet the new Director of the ANU Coral Bell School

Highly respected Professor of International Politics Toni Erskine has joined The Australian National University (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs...

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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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Nikmatullah Nik...

Nikmatullah is currently a PIES (Partnership in Islamic Education Scheme) student, taking a one year program at the Department of Politics and Social Change at ANU. Her interest is in the study of Islamic Sciences,...

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Nick Cheesman

Nick Cheesman is a scholar of the politics of law and policing in mainland Southeast Asia, in particular, Myanmar (Burma). His work is concerned generally with how language animates actions, how categories determine...

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Steven Rood

Biography

Ph.D. in Political Science, Boston University, 1981 (“Interpretation in American Electoral Studies”)

Professor of Political Science, University of the Philippines Baguio, 1981-1999 (Research...

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Harold Crouch

Biographical statement

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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Greg Fealy

Bio

Greg Fealy is a scholar of Indonesian politics and history, who specialises in Islam. He has written extensively on the politics and culture of major Islamic parties and organisations such as Nahdlatul Ulama,...

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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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