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Professor Kanishka Jayasuriya

Biography/ Background

Kanishka Jayasuriya is currently Professor of   International Politics  and Director of the Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre (IPGRC) , University of Adelaide. Prior to this he was Principal Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Centre (ARC), Murdoch University.

He has held teaching and research appointments in several Australian and overseas universities including the ANU, the University of Sydney, Murdoch University , National University of Singapore, and City University of Hong Kong.


Research Interests

Global governance, law and regulation.

New forms and spaces of legal governance in hybrid public and private institutions, and private law; issues of regulation and global governance with a particular focus on global social and education governance.

Issues of regional regulation and the framework of regulatory regionalism

The rise of the regulatory state

The transition from social democracy to market liberalism.

The dynamics of the shift from post war social democratic models and the implications of this for citizenship, inequality, social policy, and global political economy.

Australian politics, political economy and foreign policy.

Australia as a middle power and Australian-Asian engagement.


Statecraft, Welfare and the Politics of Inclusion. Palgrave, Macmillan, 2006

Reconstituting the Global Liberal Order: Legitimacy and Regulation. Routledge, 2005

Asian Regional Governance: Crisis and Change. Routledge, 2004.

Governing the Asia Pacific: Beyond New Regionalism. Macmillan/Palgrave, 2004.

Law, Capitalism and Power in Asia: the Rule of Law and Legal Institutions. London: Routledge, 1999.

(ed.) with R. Robison, M. Beeson and Hyuk Rae Kim: Politics and Markets in the Wake of the Asian Crisis. London: Routledge, 2000.

co-author witb D.A. Bell, D.M. Jones, and D. Brown: Towards Illiberal Democracy in Pacific Asia Macmillan (St Anthony’ Series, 1995.

Australian Structural Adjustment: International Markets and Politics. Australia - Asia Papers No. 63, CSAAR, Griffith University, Brisbane, 1993

(ed.) with A. McIntyre: The Dynamics of Economic Reform in South-East Asia and the South-West Pacific. Oxford University  Press, 1992.

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesPolitics & Government, Foreign Countries & People
ExpertiseEU financial crisis, International economic governance, global financial crisis, Global political economy, Asia Pacific institutions and governance, trade policy. APEC, Australian politics, the politics of economic policy , East Asia, Inequality and politics
NotesWritten a large number of opeds. Contributor to major international encylopedias in political science and international relations, c
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Entry last updated: Sunday, 24 Jan 2016

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