Southeast Asia

Supporting democratic values and institutions in Southeast Asia

DFAT has doubled the funding on a wide-ranging research project by PSC to explore how domestic political concerns in Southeast Asian countries are impacting the stability of the rules-based order in the region, and what Australia can do to assist.

Shedding light on the Vietnamese LGBTIQ+ movement

As a recipient of the Ben and Melinda Tria Kerkvliet Southeast Asia Research Award, Huyen Truong has been able to further her research into the LGBTIQ+ community in Vietnam.

Bringing serious authors and serious topics on Southeast Asia to the public

Taking research to the masses, Dr Nick Cheesman hosts a monthly podcast on Southeast Asian studies as part of the New Books Network. http://newbooksnetwork.com/category/southeast-asian-studies/

Understanding the Local: Good governance and Southeast Asia

Awarded funding for a massive new research project across Southeast Asia, Edward Aspinall and Paul Hutchcroft put local government under the microscope.

ANU illiberalism conference attracts Southeast Asian academics to return to Canberra

Top ANU graduates return to campus to discuss the state of liberal democracy in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar at the ‘Entrenched illiberalism in mainland Southeast Asia’ conference held 8 - 9 April

Thailand’s constitutional dispossession

Tyrell Haberkorn talks about how Thailand’s 20th constitution may fail to protect citizens from the rulers’ excesses and at worst may facilitate the dispossession of their rights.

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