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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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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Greg Fealy

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Greg Fealy is a scholar of Indonesian politics and history, who specialises in Islam. He has written extensively on the politics and culture of major Islamic parties and organisations such as Nahdlatul Ulama,...

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Nick Cheesman

Nick Cheesman is a scholar of the politics of law and policing in mainland Southeast Asia, in particular, Myanmar (Burma). His work is concerned generally with how language animates actions, how categories determine...

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Thearith Leng

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Dr. Thearith Leng is currently a visiting fellow at the Department of Political and Social Changes of the Australian National University (ANU). He has concurrently served as the director of the Mekong...

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Tamara Jacka

Tamara Jacka is a feminist scholar, whose main research interests are in gender and rural-urban inequalities, rural-urban migration and social change in contemporary China. She is the author of several books,...

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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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