Prof. Jacqui True | The United Nations and Violence Against Women
Professor True draws implications from political economy analysis for international peace operations that seek not only to protect against and prosecute perpetrators of this violence but to prevent it in the long run.
Prof. Richard Robison | The Political Economy of the Patchwork Economy: Who Wins and Who Loses?
Prof. Richard Robison's discussion focusses, at its most general level, on defining the way political struggles shape processes of restructuring and how they can explain why outcomes are so different.
Dr Chengxin Pan | Fears and Fantasies: A Bifocal Lens in Western Representations of China's Rise
Dr Chengxin Pan-discusses the rise of China and the international implications that have been subject to constant debate in the Western 'China-watching' community. Integral to this debate are two seemingly contrasting paradigms: the China threat and the China opportunity.
Prof. Taggart Murphy | The Dollar-Centered Floating Rate System in the Light of the Euroland Crisis
Taggart Murphy--Chair of the MBA Program in International Business at the Tokyo campus of the University of Tsukuba-discusses how the Euroland crisis may shed new light on some of the anomalies and contradictions of the system.
Prof David Arase | Tri-Border North East Asian Economic Cooperation
David Arase--Professor of International Relations at Pomona College and Visiting Professor, The Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies-discusses the potential for economic cooperation between China, North Korea and Russia in the creation and maintenance of the North Korean port of Rajin (Rason).
Shahar Hameiri | Securitisation and the Governance of H5N1 Avian Influenza in Southeast Asia
Dr Hameiri discusses the management of H5N1 in Southeast Asia as a case study of the politics associated with the securitisation of non-traditional security issues. It is argued that crucial to the complex governance terrain that has emerged to manage H5N1 in Southeast Asia are struggles between dynamic coalitions of experts, transnational and domestic business and governments, over the scale at which these issues are governed.
Prof. Swaran Singh Multilateralizing China India Relations
Professor Swaran Singh of Jawaharlal Nehru University discusses relations between China and India, and the potential for multilateralism to facilitate cooperation between the two rising powers.
Andrew Rosser : Operationalising Political Economy Analysis for Development
The Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre agenda encompasses critical issues of social and political governance, including institutional reform, which relate to new forms of aid governance and participation, migration and inequalities, and environmental and human security. In adopting this approach we hope to generate a better understanding of more effective strategies for improving governance, which will in the long run enhance public policy making in key areas such as climate change, poverty reduction, gender equality, social policy and human security.