Debating China and International Order

Centre for Governance and Public Policy
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By Diego Leiva, School of Government and International Relations On 17th and 18th of January 2018, the Griffith Asia Institute, with generous support of the The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, hosted a conference on “Debating China and International Order: Contending Perspectives on the Rise of China”. Leading scholars from Australia, mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, […]

Sustaining livelihoods in an Indonesian dryland environment

Department of International Business and Asian Studies
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Living in a remote area has many disadvantages, especially in dryland regions where poor access to water means households are not growing food at home, drinking insufficient water, and paying less attention to personal and public hygiene. During her Griffith University PhD research fieldwork in rural West Timor, Dr Yenny Tjoe experienced this challenge first-hand […]

Indonesian officials learn about Australian fiscal policy

Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
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A member of both APEC and the G20, Indonesia has the largest economy in South East Asia which, since the Global Financial Crisis, has experienced strong sustained economic growth around five per cent.  With a population over 260 million, more than ten times Australia’s, Indonesia is the world’s third largest democracy. In 2017-18 Australia will […]

Nationalism, populism… or pragmatism in an evolving context?

Business and government
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It’s not uncommon to see China under President Xi Jinping labelled as ‘nationalistic’ and ‘populist’ – along with Trump and Brexit. But should they be lumped together? And how should foreign business engaging with China react? Adjunct Professor Clinton Dines shared his thoughts on these and other questions at a public event hosted by Griffith […]

The troubling reality of Southeast Asia’s ‘democratic recession’

Business and government
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By Dr Diego Fossati and Dr Lee Morgenbesser Griffith Asia Institute and the Centre for Governance and Public Policy The notion that democracy had triumphed over authoritarianism became an irresistible conclusion following the downfall of the Soviet Union. In what amounted to a historic transformation, 46 countries transitioned to democracy between 1991 and 2006. This process […]

If a royal commission is good news for the public, it’s even better for APRA

Business and government
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By Professor David Grant, Pro Vice Chancellor (Business), Griffith University Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently bowed to widespread pressure and called for a royal commission into Australia’s banking sector. This reluctant yet auspicious move is one that undoubtedly will have been welcomed by a broad spectrum of stakeholders including, quite possibly, those at the Australian […]