Associate Professor Peter Mayer

Associate Professor Peter Mayer
 Position Visiting Research Fellow
 Org Unit School of Social Sciences
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5609
 Location Floor/Room 3 ,  Napier ,   North Terrace
  • Research Interests

    * Political, Economic and Social Change in India
    * Suicide and Violence in India
    * India's Political Economy

  • Publications

    Publications 2019-2022

    Book Chapters

    Mayer, P. (2022) “Militarism and Development in Underdeveloped Societies”. In: Kurtz L (ed) Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict. Third Edition: Elsevier, Academic Press, Vol. 3, pp. 192–206.

    Mayer, P. (2022) “The Jajmani System”. In: S.S. Jodhka and J. Naudet (eds) The Oxford Handbook on Caste in the Modern World. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (in press)

    Girard, V., C. Chassonnery-Zaïgouche and P. Mayer (2022) “Measuring Caste-based Discrimination ”. In: S. Pai, S. Babu and R. Verma (eds) Dalits in the New Millennium. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. (in press)

    Arya, V., A. Page, G. Armstrong and P. Mayer. (2022) “Suicide rates among Dalits”. In: S. Pai, S. Babu and R. Verma (eds) Dalits in the New Millennium. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. (in press)


    Refereed Journal Articles

    Mayer, P. (2022) “They Did Not Have to Burn My Sister Alive”: Causes and Distribution by State of Dowry Murders in India”. Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence 7(1): Article 9.

    Mayer, P. (2022) “Disease & Democracy: Which way does the arrow of causality point in India?” accepted for publication in New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies.

    Arya, V., A. Page, R. Dandona and P. Mayer (2019) “The Geographic Heterogeneity of Suicide Rates in India by Religion, Caste, Tribe, and Other Backward Classes”. Crisis The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000574.


    Opinion Pieces and Policy Briefs

    M. Oak and P. Mayer (2019) "Modi appeals to voters by putting on khaki and saffron"  East Asia Forum 11th April, 2019

    Mayer, P. and M. Oak (2019) “The Modi Era: India’s Prime Minister Towers Over Party and Opponents” The Globe Post 30 May, 2019

    Mayer, P. and M. Oak (2019) “Modi’s High Stakes Gamble: How Will India’s Citizenship Act Play Out?” The Globe Post 30 December, 2019

    Oak, M. and P. Mayer (2020) “India’s Lockdown Locks Out the Poor” (with Mandar Oak) East Asia Forum 20 June 2020


    Media appearances



    2SER Community Radio with Sean Britten

    2019 Citizenship Bill



    2SER Community Radio with Sean Britten

    India-Pakistan armed conflict



    2SER Community Radio with Sean Britten

    Indian Elections 2019



    2SER Community Radio with Sean Britten

    Kashmir 2019



    2SER Community Radio with Sean Britten

    New Delhi Riots



    2SER Community Radio with Sean Britten

    US Commission on International Religious Freedom concerns about India



    Interviewed by Gavin Fernando, SBS

    #ModiMustResign: As India's coronavirus crisis deepens, its leader faces a growing backlash



    2SER Community Radio with Sean Britten

    State elections in India

  • Files

  • Media Expertise

    CategoriesPolitics & Government, Foreign Countries & People
    ExpertiseAsian politics, economic reform in Asia, India, Pakistan, South Asia, reform, politics (development, economic reform in Asia), Indian politics, Pakistan politics, Pakistani politics, suicide; social change, failed states
    NotesAlt phone: (08) 8303 5610/5699
    After hours(08) 8339 1724

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