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Research

During the 2014-2015 academic year, the Center’s research will focus on three broad themes: the power transition in the Asia-Pacific, the impact of democracy on the policy making process in emerging powers, and transnational threats in Southeast Asia.    The Center’s research will build upon the following publications.

Power Transitions in the Asia Pacific

  • Ann Marie Murphy, “Indonesia Responds to China’s Rise” in Bruce Gilley and Andrew O’Neil, editors Seeing beyond Hegemony: Middle Powers and the Rise of China (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2014).
  • Ann Marie Murphy, “Indonesia in Asia’s Changing Balance of Power” World Politics Review, March 11, 2013.
  • Ann Marie Murphy, “Strategic Posture Review: Indonesia” World Politics Review, September 20, 2011.
  • Ann Marie Murphy, “Beyond Balancing and Bandwagoning: Thailand Responds to China’s Rise” Asian Security, Vol. 6 , No. 1, February 2010.

Democracy and Emerging Powers 

  • Ann Marie Murphy, “Thai Foreign Policy in Crisis” in Michael J. Montesano, Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Aekapol Chongvilaivan, editors, in Bangkok May 2010: Perspectives on a Divided Thailand (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2012).
  • Ann Marie Murphy, “Democratization and Indonesian Foreign Policy: Implications for the United States” Asia Policy, No. 13, January 2012.
  • Benjamin Goldfrank, Deepening Local Democracy in Latin America: Participation, Decentralization, and the Left, University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011.
  • Benjamin Goldfrank, “The Left and Participatory Democracy:  Brazil, Uruguay, and Venezuela,” in The Resurgence of the Latin American Left, edited by Steven Levitsky and Kenneth Roberts. Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
  • Benjamin Goldfrank, “Participatory Budgeting and Urban Sustainability:  Reviewing Lessons from Latin America,” in Institutional and Social Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development, edited by Harald Mieg and Klaus Töpfer.  New York: Routledge, 2013.
    • Published in Spanish as, “Democracia participativa y sostenibilidad ambiental: Una revisita a las Lecciones de América Latina,” in Nueva Sociedad, Buenos Aires, Argentina, No. 240 (July-August 2012).

Transnational Threats in Southeast Asia 

  • “Indonesia Confronts the Challenge of Climate Change: Technical Difficulties, Coordination Problems and Politics,” paper presented at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, March 15-18, 2012.
  • “Patients Versus Patents: Thailand and the Politics of Access to Pharmaceutical Products” The Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring 2010.
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