PhD Scholarship for research on political representation in Southeast Asia

A fully funded three-year PhD scholarship is available to work under the supervision of Australian Professorial Fellow Garry Rodan who is undertaking a 5-year project entitled `Representation and Political Regimes in Southeast Asia,’ funded by the Australian Research Council.

Applications are invited for candidates with similar or complementary research interests. These interests can be pursued through study of one or more political regime in Southeast Asia. This includes, but is not limited to, projects oriented towards: analysing new forms of political participation including examination of ideologies and/or institutions of political representation; analysing the significance of state political cooption and/or independent civil activity for ideologies and/or institutions of political representation. Projects may be dedicated to the study of formal or informal political institutions of political representation; and can be focused on democratic and/or non-democratic
ideologies of political representation.

The successful candidate will be based at Murdoch University’s Asia Research Centre in Perth, Australia, which has a strong concentration of scholars with specialist research expertise on Southeast Asian politics and societies. Joint supervision between Professor Rodan and a relevant Centre colleague is thus possible, depending on the precise project. The Centre holds workshops, seminars and conferences that further enrich the intellectual climate on offer to the successful candidate. For details of the Centre’s researchers and activities see

The three-year scholarship carries a stipend of $27,222 per annum plus fieldwork and conference attendance support. Please forward expressions
of interest or enquiries to Professor Garry Rodan ( Expressions of interest should include completion of the Asia Research Centre’s thesis proposal form ( and a current curriculum vita. These can be submitted at any time before and up to 15 October. The successful candidate can take up the scholarship from as early as late 2011 and would be expected to start no later than May 2012.

Dr Lee Jones
Lecturer in International Politics
School of Politics & International Relations
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS | 020 7882 8585 |


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