Past events

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...

 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...

PIE Night May 2017
15
May
2017

Postgraduate Information Evening

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Whether you are an experienced professional looking for a career change, or just finished your degree and are thinking about further study, come along to this event to learn about postgraduate...

Picture Source: Today Online (http://www.todayonline.com/world/indonesian-president-sails-south-china-sea-islands-message-beijing)
02
May
2017

The Politics of Indonesia’s Foreign Policy under President Joko Widodo

Gatra Priyandita

Abstract The South China Sea disputes continue to be one of the most pertinent security issues in Southeast Asia. Historically, Indonesia has adopted a hedging strategy that combines maintaining...

Photo by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic
27
Apr
2017

Excavating the Future of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Yangon

Professor San Shwe

Understanding and preserving historical sites and artefacts are essential to the past, present and future of Myanmar and global scholarship. This presentation by Professor San Shwe, Head of...

18
Apr
2017

The Structure of Ethnic Inequality and Ethnic Voting

Paul Kenny

While some ethnic groups engage in a high level of ethnic voting, many others do not. We argue that where class and ethnic differences overlap, ethnic voting should be elevated. More specifically...

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