Events

October 2014

07
Oct
2014

Research Methods and your PhD: Reflections on the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Reseach (IQMR)

Joanna Spratt and Ben Day

Jo and Ben were selected as delegates of ANU’s College of Asia Pacific to attend the 2014 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (

07
Oct
2014

The Fallacies of ‘State-Building’ in Solomon Islands

Jon Fraenkel

The 2003-13 Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is widely depicted as an ambitious ‘state-building’ project in the mould of interventions in Bosnia, Iraq, East Timor and Kosovo.

14
Oct
2014

Recalling the War: the PNG in WWII Oral History project

Jonathan Ritchie, Deakin University

In November 2013, Ovoru Indiki, thought to be among the last of the famous ‘fuzzy wuzzy angels’ who supported Australian soldiers fighting along the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1942, died, reportedly aged 105.  Ben Moide, slightly younger

20
Oct
2014

International Development Decisionmaking since the GFC: Revisiting "Why Do States Give Aid?"

Ben Day

The international relations literature, despite having paid it substantial attention, does not offer an adequate answer to the seemingly straightforward question, “Why do states give aid?” Instead, more than half a century after Hans Morganthau first m

21
Oct
2014

Access and exclusion in the betel nut market, Papua New Guinea

Tim Sharp

In Papua New Guinea (PNG) marketplaces are central to the lives and livelihoods of both rural and urban people. But they are equally sites in which some people belong and others do not.

28
Oct
2014

Militarised Democracy and Fiji’s 2014 Election

Scott MacWilliam

This seminar continues and expands on a description first given to Fiji’s political economy after the 1999 election.

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