Constructing a grassroots Muslim majoritarian project

The case of Wahdah Islamiyah in Makassar, Indonesia

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Absolute monarchy and the legal state in Thailand

The modern legal system in Thailand was established in the early twentieth century not as much to save the country from colonialism as to secure the absolutist...

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Backlash against Rohingya refugees in Malaysia during COVID-19

Norm scholarship in International Relations (IR) tends to investigate the contestation of actors operating at the peak of governance. It therefore overlooks...

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The coalitions presidents make: Presidential power and its limits in democratic Indonesia

Political scientists have conventionally suggested that presidential systems operating in multi-party regimes face problems of stability and effectiveness.

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The ANU Department of Political and Social Change is a leading centre for the study of Asian politics and society. We have considerable depth of expertise on the political and social dynamics of the countries of Asia, in particular Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Korea and China, including the highest concentration of academic staff and PhD students specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself. Academic specialisations include democratisation, national and local politics, gender, conflict and conflict resolution, religious politics and political theory.

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Paul Kenny

Associate Professor Kenny is a comparative political economist. His research on populism, corruption, and institutions has been published in journals including The Journal of Politics and the British Journal of...

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Jonathan Unger

Professor Jonathan Unger holds a PhD in Sociology, and his research interests include social stratification in China; rural Chinese social, political and economic change; urbanisation; workers and factory life;...

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Harold Crouch

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Professor Harold Crouch is a professor in the Department of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. He obtained his BA...

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Anita Chan

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Anita Chan was born and educated in Hong Kong. She received her first degree at the University of Hong Kong and Masters degrees at York University (Toronto) and the School of Oriental and...

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Virginia Hooker

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Daughter of a father who served in the Pacific campaigns in World War II in the Australian Navy, and in the early 1950s served in Korean and Japanese waters, Virginia grew up with a sense that...

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The ANU Department of Political and Social Change is a leading centre for the study of Asian politics and society. We have considerable depth of expertise on the political and social dynamics of Indonesia and China, including the highest concentration of academic staff and PhD students specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself.

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