Past events

18
Aug
2017

Moderator or manipulator? Norodom Sihanouk and the nature of UN authority-building in Cambodia (1992-93)

Katrin Travouillon

Abstract Evaluations of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia make little mention of a contentious proposal that almost led to the amendment of UNTAC’s mandate: To safeguard...

25
Jul
2017

Jihadists Assemble: the rise of militant Islamism in Southeast Asia

Quinton Temby

Abstract After the attacks of September 11, 2001, in the US and the Bali bombings in Indonesia the following year, Southeast Asia came under scrutiny for its role in the rise of militant Islamism...

11
Jul
2017

In Plain Sight: Impunity and Human Rights in Thailand

Tyrell Haberkorn

Abstract Across regimes both dictatorial and democratic since the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932, Thai citizens have experienced a range of forms of extrajudicial violence at the hands of...

03
Jul
2017

Buying Votes in Indonesia: Partisans, Personal Networks and Winning Margins

Burhanuddin Muhtadi

How prevalent is vote buying in Indonesia, and how effective is it? My PhD research deals with these two questions that have vexed scholars for the last 15 years. Using data from nationally...

27
Jun
2017

Thai Press Accounts and Images of the 2016 Royal Succession

Peter Jackson

Abstract From the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol on 13 October 2016 until the formal accession to the throne of his son and appointed successor King Maha Vajiralongkorn on 1 December, there...

13
Jun
2017

Local security in the contested Bangsamoro zone: Informality, hybridity and pragmatic imperatives

Steven Rood

Abstract The Bangsamoro area in the southern Philippines is a contested space where state security forces (military, police, paramilitary) face various armed groups – Moro insurgents, violence...

30
May
2017

The Spectre of the ‘Ethnic Outbidder’: Rebels, Fanatics and Demagogues in Malaysia, Fiji and Northern Ireland

Jon Fraenkel (Victoria University of Wellington)

This paper revisits the arguments in Rabushka and Shepsle’s influential 1972 book, The Politics of Plural Societies, concerning the role of ethnic ‘entrepreneurs’ or ‘outbidders’ in deeply divided...

26
May
2017

Socio-economic Development in Myanmar's Delta: Insights from Maubin Township, Ayeyarwady Region

Prof Khine Myint Cho,Head of Geography, Dawei University

After 1988, the Government of Myanmar led a transition from a centrally controlled to a more open–market economy. As a consequence, several development programs emerged in Maubin township, as in...

National memorial for the Gwangju uprising that many South Korean conservatives believe was inspired by communist North Korea.
18
May
2017

Gwangju Uprising of 18 May 1980 and the Struggle for Democracy in Korea

Rev. Dr. John Brown

Public lecture presented by the Department of Political and Social Change, and the ANU Korea Institute

On 18 May, 1980, students in Gwangju City in South Chollado took to the streets to...

 Ribuan umat Islam mengikuti aksi super damai 212 di Lapangan Monas, Jumat (2/12).
16
May
2017

Explaining the 2016 Islamist Mobilisation in Indonesia: Religious Intolerance, Militant Groups and the Politics of Accommodation

Marcus Mietzner and Burhanuddin Muhtadi

Abstract There has been an intense scholarly debate about what caused the unprecedented Islamist mass demonstrations in Indonesia in late 2016. Some scholars have argued that increasing...

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