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4th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network
Activated Borders: Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships

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The conference was organized by the Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC), City University of Hong Kong, International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), the Netherlands and the Asian Borderlands Research Network (ABRN). It featured papers and panels that addressed continuities and transformations along routes and borders in Asia, broadly related to the theme “Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships.”

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The Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC) was inaugurated on 27 February 2001 as a faculty-based research centre within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (now the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, CLASS). It is the only research Centre focused on Southeast Asia in Hong Kong. SEARC has established a strong international reputation as an important setting for the study of political, economic, and social issues in contemporary Southeast Asia. While receiving funding in most years from City University of Hong Kong (CityU), SEARC members have actively sought competitive external grant funding, helping to foster a steady output of high-quality publications and working papers. The Centre has also attracted many respected scholars as visitors who, in carrying out research projects and conducting seminars, have further energized the Centre. And in regularly sponsoring international conferences, workshops, public addresses, and roundtables, SEARC has contributed widely to public debate and intellectual life at CityU.



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Recent Seminars

Operationalizing UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in South East Asia
17 Oct 2016 (Mon)
Abstract: Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR 1325) on 31 October 2000, the international community has seen the emergence of a normative framework o... details
Under the Boot: Military-Civil Relations in Thailand since the Coup
12 Sep 2016 (Mon)
Abstract Thailand’s May 2014 military putsch has ushered in a period of authoritarian control not seen in the country for 40 years. A spiraling number of Thais suspect... details
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Recent Working Papers

Date Title Author
13 Oct 2016 (Thu) Operationalising UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in South East Asia Amy Barrow
06 Oct 2016 (Thu) Environmental Governance under Authoritarian Rule Singapore and China Stephan Ortmann
12 Sep 2016 (Mon) Authoritarian Constitution-Making in Thailand, 2015-16: Elite (aphichon) Capture Turns a “Dual Polity” into a “System of Elite Rule with Elections,” or a “Thai-style Authoritarianism” Michael H. Nelson
01 Sep 2016 (Thu) Under the Boot: Military-Civil Relations in Thailand since the 2014 Coup Paul Chambers
11 Jul 2016 (Mon) Assessing non Traditional Security Issues between Indonesia and Australia - Case Study: Food Security Dr. Sartika SOESILOWATI
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