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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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

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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Sally Sargeson

Biographical statement

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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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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Abdulloh Fuadi

Abdulloh Fuadi is currently part of the PIES (Partnership in Islamic Education Scheme) program in the Department of Political and Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National...

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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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Trevor Wilson

Biography

Trevor Wilson retired in August 2003 after 36 years in the Australian foreign service, serving as Australian Ambassador to Myanmar (2000-03). Since October 2003 he has been a Visiting Fellow on Myanmar/...

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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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