States and peoples in conflict

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

This event marks the launch of ‘States and Peoples in Conflict: Transformations of Conflict Studies’, edited by Michael Stohl, Mark Lichbach, and Peter Grabosky.

The book explores the origins, processes, patterns and consequences of political conflict, protest, repression and rebellion. It examines key ‘pillars’ of conflict such as religion, state authority and discrimination, and key ‘forms’ of conflict such as terrorism, revolution and civil war. It is a key text for people interested in the interactions between the rulers and the ruled, authorities and challengers, co-operation and conflict, accommodation and resistance, and the changing context of conflict from the local to the global.

To celebrate the launch of the book, a panel of leading scholars from ANU College of Asia and The Pacific in the fields of conflict, political science, international relations, peacebuilding, crime and regulation will be speaking about their research, using the book as a broad frame of reference.

About the speakers

Peter Grabosky, a co-editor of the book, is Professor Emeritus at ANU and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He worked previously at the Australian Institute of Criminology. His publications include Crime and Terrorism with Michael Stohl (Sage Publications 2010) and The Politics of Crime and Conflict with Ted Robert Gurr and Richard C. Hula (Sage Publications 1977).

Cecilia Jacob is Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU. Her work focuses on civilian protection, internal conflict and political violence in South and Southeast Asia, and international norms of sovereign responsibility and protection. Her books include Child Security in Asia: The Impact of Armed Conflict in Cambodia and Myanmar (Routledge, 2014) and (co-edited with Alistair D.B. Cook) Civilian Protection in the Twenty-First Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Roderic Broadhurst is a Professor of Criminology at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at ANU. He is Director of the ANU Cybercrime Observatory and non-residential fellow of the Korean Institute of Criminology. Prior appointments include various posts in the Western Australian Prison Service and Health Department. He was formerly Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong (1994-2005), and Professor and Head of the School of Justice (Queensland University of Technology 2005-2008). His current research focuses on crime and development, recidivism, criminal behavior, cybercrime and organized and transnational crime.

Haroro Ingram is a Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU. His primary postdoctoral research project analyses the role of propaganda in the strategies of violent non-state political movements with Islamic State and the Afghan Taliban as major case studies. As a research associate with the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT, The Hague), Ingram is working on the Counter-terrorism Strategic Communications (CTSC) Project team and has authored or co-authored several articles on a range of topics related to how best to understand and counter extremist propaganda.

John Braithwaite is a Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at ANU. He became a scholar of states and peoples in conflict with the start of the Peacebuilding Compared project in 2004, which he leads. The next book from that project will be Cascades of Violence (co-authored with Bina D’Costa). He is best known for his work on restorative justice, responsive regulation, criminological theory and on the globalization of regulation.