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  • Thoughts on the UUK Offer of 23 March 2018

    March 24, 2018

    UUK and UCU released a statement on Friday setting out a way forwards on the USS dispute. This (very lengthy) post examines the statement point by point, emphasising the concessions made by both sides. The summary/ conclusion of my analysis is as follows: Employers have made major concessions only as a result of industrial action. […]

  • The Ruling Elite of Singapore

    May 5, 2014

    My review of Michael D. Barr’s The Ruling Elite of Singapore has been published in ASEASUK News no. 55 (spring 2014), 17-19. You will shortly be able to read the review here. In the meantime, here it is: MICHAEL D BARR The ruling elite of Singapore: networks of power and influence London: IB Tauris, 2014 […]

  • The Political Economy of Myanmar’s Transition

    February 7, 2013

    My new article has appeared ‘early online‘ in the Journal of Contemporary Asia. Here is the abstract. Since holding elections in 2010, Myanmar has transitioned from a direct military dictatorship to a formally democratic system and has embarked on a period of rapid economic reform. After two decades of military rule, the pace of change […]

  • Beyond Securitization

    March 20, 2011

    A new journal article of mine has been published online as an early preview of a forthcoming issue of International Relations of the Asia Pacific: Beyond Securitization: Explaining the Scope of Security Policy in Southeast Asia. It is available to read for free from IRAP’s website. Abstract: Since the late 1980s, the scope of security […]

  • The Crackdown in Bangkok

    April 11, 2010

    Yesterday (10 April), the Thai government launched an armed crackdown on the red-shirted protestors of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD). At the time of writing, 20 people are dead and over 900 are injured. This is the worst political violence the capital has seen since 1992 when a military regime led by […]

  • Oxford Admissions

    November 11, 2007

    One of my students is interviewed by the BBC in this piece on the forthcoming visit of Jesse Jackson to Oxford. Jackson will deliver a lecture next Tuesday on ‘Freedom and Education’ before being made an honorary fellow of Regents Park College, to whose undergraduates I teach IR. This is part of a broader effort […]

 
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