Research Categories

Politics and Public Administration

This category covers:

  • International Studies
  • Politics/Comparative Politics
  • Public Administration/Management
  • Public Affairs

Politics deals with the theory and practice of political systems and political behavior. Public Administration is concerned with the way government operates. And International Studies focuses on international relations and international organizational studies.

Political Science
Research works under this subcategory covers Political philosophy and theory, Comparative Politics, Conflict process, Law and courts, Legislative studies, Political Parties, Representation and electoral system, Political methodology, Religion and politics, Geopolitics, Urban politics, Political economy, Political history, Political anthropology, Political sociology, Political psychology, Political communications, Women and Politics, Sexuality and Politics, Human Rights, Race, Ethnicity and Politics, Political Communication.

Public Administration and Policy
This subcategory covers research works on Public Administration Theory, Political environment of public administration, Inter-governmental relations and federalism, Public accountability and ethics, Public organization theory, Public organizational behavior, Public Leadership, Comparative Public Administration, Public performance management, Public strategic management, Public personnel management, Social justice and equity, Crisis management, Public financial management, Public budgeting, Public policy theory, Policy analysis and evaluation, Substantial policies.

International Studies
Research works on International studies include Foreign relations, diplomacy, international law, international relations theory, international organizations, political geography, international security, international political economy, Treaties, Conflict resolution and negotiation.

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NameResearch Interests
Asst Prof Ana Cristina Dias AlvesHer research interest lies broadly on South-South relations, particularly China’s relations with developing regions in the southern hemisphere. Over the past decade her research has focused on China’s economic cooperation with Africa, particularly its engagement in extractive industries on the continent. Her research interests also encompass comparative studies, namely regarding China’s engagement in different regions (Africa-South America and Southeast Asia), and comparing China’s approach with that of other emerging powers in the southern hemisphere.
Asst Prof Chen Chung-AnDr. Chen is interested in a variety of public and nonprofit management issues. His has published articles on work motivation, nonstandard work arrangements, knowledge creation, and government contracting. His most recent publications pertain to public service motivation, bonus pay, motivation crowding, and self-determination theory.
Asst Prof Chou Meng-HsuanRegionalism and regional integration (European Union, ASEAN) Institutional and organisational theory Migration and asylum policy Research and higher education policy (knowledge policies)
Asst Prof Christopher HolmanMy current research interests are in the history of political thought (particularly early-modern and modern), contemporary political theory, critical theory, democratic theory, political anthropology, and psychoanalysis and politics.
Asst Prof Christopher Peter TriggThe American Puritans The Radical Enlightenment Transcendentalism Political Theology Religion in American Literature
Mr Chua Chong JinCreative works (eg biographies, poetry, literary journalism, book and movie reviews) Commissioned works (eg coffee table books for clients to mark special events or anniversaries) In-depth features on issues in developing countries in Asia as well as profiles on movers & shakers in fields like politics, business, academia, IT, sports, entertainment and the arts. Communication strategies - eg the communication styles of leading personalities in different fields The increasing importance of communication skills in the new economy and its implications (eg the type of teachers needed; the nature of communications training in formal education etc) Changing media landscape and its implications Language patterns in speaking and writing
Prof Dewi Fortuna AnwarDewi Fortuna Anwar's research interests can be categorised as "intermestic", covering both the study about Indonesia's domestic politics as well as Indonesia's regional and international engagements. Dewi's research interests developed from her formal education. Dewi read Oriental and African History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, with focus on the history of South East Asia as well as the history of Islam and the Middle East. Dewi did an M.A. at SOAS on South East Asian Area Studies and her M.A. thesis was titled "The Ka'ba and the Garuda. The Dilemma of Islam in Indonesian Politics". Dewi obtained her PhD from the Department of Politics at Monash University with a thesis titled "ASEAN as an Aspect of Indonesia's Foreign Policy". The thesis was later published by ISEAS under the title "Indonesia in ASEAN: Foreign Policy and Regionalism". Dewi has written widely on the subject of Indonesia's foreign policy as well as on ASEAN political and security development. Dewi has also written about Indonesia's strategic culture, military reform and democratic transition. Selected Publication in English 1. Indonesia in ASEAN: Foreign Policy and Regionalism. Singapore: ISEAS, 1994. 2. “Indonesia’s Foreign Policy after the Cold War. In Southeast Asian Affairs. Singapore: ISEAS, 1994. 3. “Human Security: An intractable Problem in Asia”, in Muthiah Alagappa (ed) Asian Security Order. Instrumental and Normative Features. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003. 4. Dewi Fortuna, Helene Bouvier, Glenn Smith and Roger Tol (eds), Violent Internal Conflicts in Asia Pacific. Histories, Political Economies and Policies. Jakarta, Yayasan Obor Indonesia, 2005. 5. “How are New Regional and Global Security Situations Articulated from a Southeast Asian Perspective?, in Bertrand Fort (ed) Overcoming Vulnerability. Managing New Security Challenges in Asia and Europe. London etc: Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore), 2005. 6. “ The Fall of Suharto: Understanding the Politics of the Global”, in Francis Loh Kok Wah and Joakim Ojendal (ed) Southeast Asian Responses to Globalization. Restructuring Governance and Deepening Democracy. Singapore: ISEAS, 2005 and Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2005. 7. “Leadership in the history of Southeast Asian Integration: the role of Indonesia in ASEAN”, in Bertrand Fort and Douglas Webber (ed) Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe. Convergence or Divergence? London and New York: Routledge, 2006. 8. Resource Issues and Ocean Governance in Asia Pacific: An Indonesian Perspective” in Contemporary Southeast Asia. A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs. Volume 28, Number 3, December 2006. 9. “Indonesia’s Role in the Long-Term Prospects of ASEAN”, in Terence Chong (ed) Globalization and Its Counter-forces in Southeast Asia. Singapore: ISEAS, 2008. 10. “A Journey of Change: Indonesia’s Foreign Policy”, in Global Asia. Volume 4, Number 3, Fall 2009. 11. “The Impact of Domestic and Asian Regional Changes on Indonesian Foreign Policy”, in Daljit Singh (ed) Southeast Asian Affairs. Singapore: ISEAS, 2010. 12. “Foreign Policy, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia”, in Journal of Indonesian Social Sciences, Volume Three 2010. 13. “Indonesia, the region and the world” in East Asia Forum, Vol. 2 No.2 April-June 2010. 14. “The Cold War and its impact on Indonesia. Domestic politics and foreign policy”, in Albert Lau (ed) Southeast Asia and the Cold War. Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series. Abington and New York: Routledge, 2012. 15. Dewi Fortuna Anwar & Bridget Welsh (eds) Democracy Take-Off? The B.J. Habibie Period. Jakarta: PT. Sinar Harapan Persada, 2013. 16. “Indonesia’s Peacekeeping Operations: History, Practice, and Future Trend, in Chiyuki Aoi and Yee-Kuang Heng (eds) Asia Pacific Nations in Internatioal Peace Support and Stability Operations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Prof (Adj) Goh Nguen WahDr. Goh's areas of interests include: government and politics of Singapore, government's media, education and language policies, language planning; the rise of China and the global Chinese language fever, the prospects of Chinese language in a globalized world, cross-cultural studies, journalism of the West and the East.
Prof Guido GianassoCultural Intelligence, Global Leadership and Change Management
Asst Prof Ho Hau Yan AndyPrimary Area of Focus: Community Health Psychology, Qualitative Psychology, Participatory Action Research. Research Interest: Psychosocial Gerontology, End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Formal and Informal Caregiving, Expressive Arts and Holistic Therapy, Compassion and Mindfulness Training, Medical Humanities, Community Empowerment.