China's brazen diplomatic stunt

Danielle Cave calls the actions of the Chinese delegation at the Kimberley Process, a diplomatic stunt.

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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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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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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

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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Paul Kenny

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I am currently a Research Fellow in the Dept of Political and Social Change in the Coral Bell School, Australian National University. I was previously Assistant Professor of Political Science...

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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 justice in...

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Virginia Hooker

Virginia Hooker

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Daughter of a father who served in the Pacific campaigns in World War II in the Australian Navy, and in the early 1950s served in Korean and Japanese waters, Virginia grew up with a sense that...

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Amrita Malhi

Dr Amrita Malhi is a Visiting Fellow in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. Amrita is a Historian of Southeast Asia, with a primary interest in Islam, shifting...

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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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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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