OCIS 2020 - Save the Date - Oceanic Conference on International Studies

Held every two years, OCIS is the premier conference in international studies held in Australasia. It brings together scholars working across all fields of...

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Parliament House, Canberra

Populism and the Australian election: what could fringe voters deliver to our parliament?

Populist voters could tip the balance to a Coalition government, writes Paul Kenny in The Guardian.

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Clive Palmer. Photo: Kelly Barnes/AAP

CAP fellows receive Australia Day honours

Congratulations to Dr Peter McCawley and Dr Alison Broinowski!

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Peter Cosgrove

Bell School Professor elected President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia

Professor Edward Aspinall is elected President of Asian Studies Association of Australia.

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A time of celebration for our 2018 graduates

Farewell and good luck to 118 new Bell School graduates.

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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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Umi Najikhah Fi...

Umi Najikhah Fikriyati joined the Department of Political and Social Change as a visiting fellow through the Partnership in Islamic Education Scheme (PIES). Before coming to ANU, she was a PhD candidate in the...

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Sally Sargeson

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Sally Sargeson’s research is motivated by an enduring interest in the political and social construction of capitalism in China. She currently is examining the local politics of rural...

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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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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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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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