George Floyd was not just killed — he was tortured

Dr Nick Cheeseman, Fellow at our Department of Political & Social Change explains how the conduct resulting to George Floyd's death constituted torture.

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Asia illiteracy

Ed Aspinall from our Department of Political and Social Change discusses the recent National Library of Australia policy to dramatically downgrade the most...

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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.

Our people

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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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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Greg Fealy

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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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Virginia Hooker

Biographical statement

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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Marcus Mietzner

I have been interested in the politics of Indonesia since my first visit to Jakarta as a teenager in 1986. While pursuing an MA degree at Goethe University in Frankfurt in the mid-1990s, I spent one year in Ambon to...

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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 Indonesia and China, including the highest concentration of academic staff and PhD students specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself.

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