Past events

05
Nov
2013

Village self-government and representation in China

Dr Tamara Jacka

According to recent law, villages in China are €œself-governed€ by villager committees, whose members are elected by villagers and held accountable to villager assemblies and representative...

28
Oct
2013

Opposing authoritarianism in Malaysia

Haris Ibrahim

In this seminar, Haris Ibrahim, one of Malaysia's most prominent social activist, will reflect on his long experience in organising political reform and rights movements in Malaysia, such as...

25
Oct
2013

Democracy and Vietnam

Ben Kerkvliet

The two words €œdemocracy€ and €œVietnam€ are rarely paired even in scholarly literature. Yet one can credibly say that democracy and politics in contemporary Vietnam go hand in hand.  One...

22
Oct
2013

The Politics of Aristocracy in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

Bayu Dardias Kurniadi

The seminar focuses on the question why some aristocrats have staged successful political comebacks in post-Suharto politics, while others have failed to do so. Since Indonesia's democratization...

18
Oct
2013

Civilian women, female ex-combatants and the challenges of transitional justice in Sri Lanka

Nirmala Paranavitana

At the end of the three-decade long conflict in Sri Lanka in May 2009, the majority of victims in the north and east of Sri Lanka were women €“ both civilians and ex-combatants €“ who face a...

27
Sep
2013

Repression on the Cheap: responses to anti-state dissent in post-new order Indonesia

Dominic Berger

Abstract

My thesis looks at one aspect of Indonesia's democratic quality that remains contentious, namely the state's treatment of peacefully expressed anti-state dissent, such as Islamism,...

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