Past events

24
Nov
2022

Double agents and the making of globalisation: How boardrooms shape the world polity

Leonard Seabrooke and Alexander E. Kentikelenis

Globalisation is underpinned by international organisations that develop policy scripts to diffuse around the world, and we present an integrative model for understanding how boardroom dynamics...

08
Nov
2022

Governing garbage: the interplay between formality and informality in solid waste management in the Indonesian urban context

Nur Azizah

This research focuses on the interplay between formality and informality in waste management and its impact on urban governance. It investigate how formal and informal waste systems interact in...

01
Nov
2022

Clientelism and Public Health: Explaining Variation in Healthcare Services in Three Indonesian Cities

Lila Dwilita Sari

What explains the disparity of healthcare services in Indonesia, with inadequate and uneven distribution of healthcare resources and technical capacities across regions?

Many studies have...

18
Oct
2022

Protests in the city of fear: Hong Kong’s anti-government movement under the Covid-19 pandemic and the National Security Law

Victor Cheng

Hong Kong’s large-scale pro-democratic and anti-government street protests made media headlines around the world in 2019. The Beijing-Hong Kong authority bypassed Hong Kong’s legislature to impose...

27
Sep
2022

Chasing freedom: The Philippines’ long journey to democratic ambivalence 

Adele Webb

How did Rodrigo Duterte, and more recently Ferdinand Marcos Jr, earn the support of large segments of the Philippine middle class, despite elevating arbitrary rule and offering little tolerance...

13
Sep
2022

Everyday politics of resistance in rural Tuscany, 1943-44

Judith Pabian

Studies of everyday politics and resistance developed initially with a focus on the peasant societies in Southeast Asia. Kerkvliet (2009) elaborated on their description as weapons of the weak...

06
Sep
2022

The poverty of China’s rural-to-urban migrants: A case study of Shanghai

Gao Chunyuan

This seminar discusses the research questions, theoretical framework, methodology, and findings of Gao Chunyuan’s PhD project.

This project sets out to resolve a paradox: Why do China’s...

11
Aug
2022

Bongbong at the Helm: What to expect from the Marcos Jr administration in the Philippines

Various

This forum will provide a prospective examination of the administration of Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. in the Philippines, with a focus on issues and dynamics that can be expected to define...

19
Jul
2022

An eventful year ahead in Thai Politics and Foreign Policy: Change or continuity?

Various

Eight years on from the 2014 military coup d’état, Thailand seems poised for political change. After years of youth-led protests, and slowing economic growth, the pressure is mounting on the...

12
Jul
2022

The reversal progress of Thai clientelism: The return of authoritarian bureaucratic polity after the dawn of electoral democracy

Viengrat Nethipo

Viengrat Nethipo’s recent Thai book, Uppatham kam Krai [Clientelism and Election in the Thai Authoritarian Regime, is the source for this talk. The book investigates changes in the clientelism...

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