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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.