Development is ostensibly about ensuring the provision of basic material needs (food, clothing, shelter, health and education) and opportunities to live lives that are – in the words of Mahbub ul Haq – ‘long, healthy and creative’. Yet almost everything that development is understood to represent appears to be in question. A sense of crisis has emerged, prompted by changing circumstances in the Global North and South, the growing impact of global financial institutions, the changing nature of conflicts, intensifying environmental threats and ideological contestation that manifests in resistance against global capitalism in its neoliberal form. More than ever before, there is growing awareness that development demands a multidimensional, holistic approach. Researchers in this program work at the points of intersection between these complex tensions. Our work is framed through an examination of the relationship between the local and the global, macro and micro policies, endogenous and exogenous development, and relationships at the centre and the periphery. With more than a decade of research and policy experience across local, national and global settings, our researchers bring a critical, vibrant and applied dimension to development research.

Recent Publications

2018

Books

Lee, J.C.H. (2018) Women’s Activism in Malaysia: Voices and Insights. Basal: Palgrave.

2017

Book Chapters

Brown, M. (2017) ‘Global and National Governance’ in Ali Farazmand (ed), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer, 

Brown, M.,Grenfell, D. (2017). An ecology of governance: rethinking the state and political community In: Transformations in Independent Timor-Leste, Routledge/City University of Hong Kong Southeast Asia Series, Abingdon, Oxon, UK

Goldsmith, A. and Harris, V. (2017), ‘International policing missions: Establishing trustworthy policing in low-trust environments’, in Trust in International Police and Justice Cooperation, Hart Publishing Limited, Oxford, UK, pp. 51-73 ISBN: 9781849467681 

Sharma, R. (2017). Emerging trends in the dispute settlement mechanism in the Free Trade Agreements of China, South Korea and Japan In: International Arbitration Discourse and Practices in Asia, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom

Sharma, R.,Sajnani, S. (2017). Interpretation and application of the New York Convention in Hong Kong. In: Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, Springer, Switzerland

Warren, A.,Grenfell, D. (2017). Introduction: Rethinking the evolution, the limits of sovereignty, the ethics, the politics, and humanitarian engagement of interventions in the 21st century In: Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention in the 21st Century, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Ziguras, C.,Pham, A.,Chantarin, S. (2017). International influences on Vietnamese higher education: French and Soviet legacies meet contemporary globalism In: Higher Education in the Asian Century, Routledge, United Kingdom

2016

Book Chapters

Kath, E. (2016). On transculturation: Reenacting and remaking Latin American dance and music in foreign lands In: Narratives of Globalization: Reflections on the Global Condition, Rowman and Littlefield International, London, United Kingdom

Kath, E. (2016). Australia and Latin America in a global era In: Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in A Changing Global Landscape, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States

Urribarri, R.,Perez De Leon, V.,Favoretto, M.,Kath, E.,Sinclair, J.,Fergusson, A. (2016). A tale of two waves: Latin American migration to Australia In: Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in a Changing Global Landscape, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States

Ziguras, C. (2016). And fairness for all? Equity and the international student cohort In: Student Equity in Australian Higher Education, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands

Ziguras, C. (2016). The expansion of cross-border graduate education in the Asia Pacific: Developmental and financial challenges In: Asia Pacific graduate education, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States

Ziguras, C. (2016). Globalization and the transformation of Asian higher education In: The Palgrave Handbook of Asia Pacific Higher Education, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States

Ziguras, C.,Pham, A. (2016). Internationalization of higher education in Vietnam: Moving towards interdependence In: The Globalization of Internationalization, Routledge, United Kingdom

Conference Papers

Grenfell, D. (2016). Violence and spatiality in the context of hybridity In: Proceedings of the Timor-Leste: the local and the global conference, Dili, Timor-Leste, 9-10 July 2015

Journal Articles

Nadarajah, Y. and Grydehoj, A. (2016). Island studies as a decolonial project In: Island Studies Journal, 11, 437 – 446

Nadarajah, Y. (2016). Doing fieldwork in disaster areas – Nurturing the embodied for analytical insight In: Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 2, 57 – 76

Sharma, R. (2016). Is there any role of linguists among lawyers in arbitration? In: Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, 9, 249 – 271

Projects

Art Central

This project assesses the links between policies for community cultural development, community leadership, human wellbeing and individual capabilities.

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Key People

Researchers

Associate Professor Paul Battersby

Associate Professor Paul Battersby

Deputy Dean

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Associate Professor Damian Grenfell

Associate Professor Damian Grenfell

Associate Professor

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Dr Vandra Harris

Dr Vandra Harris

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Aiden Warren

Dr Aiden Warren

Senior Lecturer

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Associate Professor Roberto Guevara

Associate Professor Roberto Guevara

Associate Professor

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Professor Chris Ziguras

Professor Chris Ziguras

Deputy Dean

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Dr Elizabeth Kath

Dr Elizabeth Kath

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Rajesh Sharma

Dr Rajesh Sharma

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Dr Robin Cameron

Dr Robin Cameron

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Dr Julian Lee

Dr Julian Lee

Senior lecturer

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Dr Peter Phipps

Dr Peter Phipps

Senior Lecturer

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Associate Professor Yaso Nadarajah

Associate Professor Yaso Nadarajah

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Associate Professor Roberto Guevara

Associate Professor Roberto Guevara

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Dr Glenda Mejia

Dr Glenda Mejia

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Tommaso Durante

Dr Tommaso Durante

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Professor Tim Scrase

Professor Tim Scrase

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