Nationalism

Research report

27 Apr 2017

Executive summary

During the global commodity boom, Indonesia emerged as an exemplar of resource nationalism. The government introduced a range of nationalist policies in the mining sector, ranging from export bans to forced foreign divestment. Once commodity booms end, however, analysts generally predict...

Research report

19 Jan 2017

Abstract

On Easter Day 1916, the radical Irish Republican Brotherhood launched a rebellion against British rule with support from the Irish Volunteers. In the hope of inspiring a mass movement across they country, the rebels occupied a number of key buildings across Dublin...

Research report

8 Nov 2016

Summary

After Indonesia experienced a surge in economic growth between 2010 and 2014, its Gross Domestic Product growth rate has slowed, sinking from 6.2 per cent in 2010 to 4.8 per cent in 2015. While the Indonesian Government can do little to combat...

Commentary

Article

27 Jun 2016

Europe, outsiders, parties, experts, London, the United Kingdom itself – all were rejected in Britain’s referendum

here are days that concentrate decades. 23–24 June 2016, when Britain voted to leave the European Union, was one. The decision to end forty-three years of economic...

Journal article

23 Feb 2016

President Joko Widodo will not be able to achieve his ambitious development goals without foreign investment, but the measures he must take to encourage foreign investment will upset Indonesians' nationalist sensibilities.

Key findings:

The greatest success of Jokowi’s administration has been the...

Journal article

12 Feb 2016

Debates concerning the nature, purpose and importance of Australian values have resurfaced in Australia following the election of the Liberal-led Coalition Government in September 2013. Two dominant discourses on Australian values have emerged within recent government rhetoric and public policy, both of which have included...

Commentary

Article

22 Nov 2015

Even before the Paris terrorist attacks, far-right groups in Europe were capitalising on anti-Muslim sentiment. In Australia there's been a surge in support for extremist organisations like the United Patriots Front and Reclaim Australia. Christine El-Khoury asks how far their hate will go.

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Commentary

Article

11 Nov 2015

It is oppressive and impractical to compel everyone to make English their first language, argues George Vasilev against Helen Kroger's recent claim that Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs are descending into ethnic ghettoisation.

"Politicians who resort to this strategy are interested not in offering policies justifiable...

Working paper

30 Oct 2015

Islamisation of laws in Pakistan has been severally explained as a revival of Islam, as the implementation of the vision of Pakistan formulated as Objective Resolution in 1949 passed by the Constituent Assembly soon after its independence in 1949. It is justified as a requirement...

Journal article

7 Oct 2015

On 11 December 2005 at Sydney’s Cronulla Beach about 5000 Australians, mostly young men from Sutherland Shire, wrapped themselves in Australian flags and asserted that Cronulla Beach belonged to them through abusive language against Lebanese Australians. Subsequently, on 12 December 2005 a group of Australians...

Commentary

Article

27 Sep 2015

A "redshirts" movement in Malaysia has emerged from the politically charged interaction between three key organising principles in Malaysian public life: race, religion and a sixty-year-old government in crisis.

They reflect a confluence of forces unleashed by the critically important election result in 2013,...

Journal article

23 Sep 2015

Abstract: Since 1957, Malaysian public life has been organized around a historic conflation of three important political themes: “race, religion and royalty”, or “3R”, all of which are purportedly championed and defended by the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). This article explores how this...

Discussion paper

12 Aug 2015

The formal curricular and pedagogical elements of schooling in Solomon Islands have as yet largely failed to fulfil their potential as a ‘stepping-stone to national consciousness’.

Abstract

The paper is structured as follows. In the first section, we provide an analysis of...

Journal article

28 Jun 2015

Changes in the conception of the Australian court system occurred in parallel with fundamental shifts in the creation, formulation and discernment of national identity.

Abstract

The history of Australian federal courts, from the creation of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration...

Discussion paper

22 Jun 2015

Abstract: This paper provides an account of the rise and fall of chiefly leadership and the apparent ebbing of a longstanding ideology of traditionalism among indigenous Fijians in the context of national politics and of the claims made in the name of indigenous nationalism....

Commentary

Article

19 May 2015

Indonesia’s Papua, covering its two easternmost provinces, simmers with the highest levels of deadly violence — inter-ethnic, electoral, land-related and domestic — in the country. Home to a Melanesian and largely Christian indigenous population, it became part of Indonesia in 1969 after a highly contested...

Journal article

16 Mar 2015

Abstract: Based on interviews with Australian parents and service providers and examination of parenting resources, this study examined the respective influence of cultural nationalism and cosmopolitanism on parenting in the early years. This analysis found, contrary to research on children's social identities, that ideas of...

Commentary

Article

14 Sep 2014

In the next week there will be a referendum in Scotland to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country; polls currently show a very close race, with NO to independence slightly ahead. A general election will also be held in New Zealand, where the...

Research report

12 Sep 2014

This report explores some of the ways in which complex legacies related to Bougainville’s civil war, and mining, are intersecting with equally complex debates over the country’s economic and political future.

Background and context

The Panguna copper and gold mine has played...

Commentary

Article

7 Aug 2014

As the centenary of the Gallipoli landings approaches Australians need to consider the other half of the ANZAC acronym. The rise of Anzac Day (1) as Australia’s national day has been paralleled by the increasing importance of Anzac Day in New Zealand.

For both...