The Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre
Welcome to the web site for the IPGRC.
The IPGRC agenda encompasses issues of social and political governance – which are often transnational in scope and origin – pertaining to key problems and issues confronting states, civil society, and citizens in the Indo-Pacific region. These include questions of institutional reform and development, inequalities, human rights, financial and economic governance, environmental and human security. In adopting this approach we hope to generate a better understanding of more effective strategies for improving governance, which hopefully in the long run will enhance public policy making in key areas such as climate change, poverty reduction, gender equality, social policy and human security.
A key aspect of the research agenda of the IPGRC is the identification and analysis of the impact of the emerging Indo-Pacific Powers for the institutions and processes of global and regional governance as well as their implications for Australian politics, institutions and public policy.
The centre's strategic objectives are to
- produce high quality academic research publications
- to consolidate and develop a research concerntration and cluster on governance within the University of Adelaide
- to foster collaborative research partnerships with national and international research institutions
- to train and develop high quality graduate students including from the Indo Pacific region
and to constructively contribute to public policy debate and understanding of issues and process of governance in the Indo-Pacific.
Region spanning the western Pacific Ocean to the western Indian Ocean along the eastern coast of Africa