Past events

05
Dec
2017

How is ethnicity realised in everyday life? A study of a town in eastern Shan State, Myanmar

Sai Maung

Abstract Since Myanmar’s political transition began in 2010, the country has been experiencing intense ethno-nationalist politics, particularly among competing elites. Many studies have focused on...

20
Nov
2017

2017 Vietnam Update: The Politics of Life

Various international, national and ANU speakers

LINK TO THE PROGRAM HERE

LINK TO THE ABSTRACTS HERE

LINK TO PREVIOUS UPDATE PUBLICATIONS HERE

For those interested in attending the conference dinner on Monday 20 November...

14
Nov
2017

Women, War and Military Reproduction in Kachinland, Myanmar

Jenny Hedström, doctoral student, Monash University

The on-going conflict in Kachinland poses a serious problem to the prospects of long-term peace and development in Myanmar. At the time of writing, over a 100,000 people have fled the weekly...

07
Nov
2017

For Whose Benefit? Distributive politics, inequality and informal institutions in Myanmar's transition

Gerard McCarthy

Abstract There are few advocates for state-mediated redistribution and social welfare in contemporary Myanmar. Social, economic and political reforms since 2012 culminated in the transfer of power...

02
Nov
2017

Nationalism and Natural Resources in Indonesia: A study of business and politics in the mining, palm oil and hydrocarbon sectors

Eve Warburton

Abstract During the global commodity boom, from approximately 2003-2013, the Indonesian government introduced an increasing number of nationalist policy interventions. Reflecting a global trend,...

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01
Nov
2017

The Rohingya of Myanmar: Past, Present and Future

Muhammed Aksu, Bluestar Intercultural, ACT and Trevor Wilson, Visiting Fellow, Department of Political & Social Change

Since 25 August 2017 international media have been overwhelmed by dramatic, visually graphic footage of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar for their lives. This is not the first time a mass exodus...

24
Oct
2017

Speaking Out: Public Political Criticism in Contemporary Vietnam

Ben Kerkvliet

In essays, books, blogs, magazines, petitions, and demonstrations, Vietnamese citizens in recent years have been publicly debating and criticizing government agencies, policies, and the ruling...

17
Oct
2017

Villager responses to drought: An ethnographic study in southwest China

Aisi Shang

Abstract This thesis explores the social underpinnings of disasters associated with natural hazards. In existing disaster studies, it is common to classify people into different vulnerable groups...

10
Oct
2017

The Persistence Ethic: Debts and everyday politics in a rural East Javanese village

Colum Graham

Abstract In this midterm review seminar, I will present my research that investigates the politics of persistence in a rural village in East Java. I conceive of persistence as indebtedness,...

03
Oct
2017

Adversarial Linkages: The urban poor and electoral politics in Jakarta

Amalinda Savirani and Edward Aspinall

Abstract How do social movements rooted among poor and marginalized citizens bargain and forge coalitions with politicians, and win concessions from them, when electoral competition is...

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