広島平和研究所

Researchers at the Hiroshima Peace Institute

 

 

Name: GANESAN, Narayanan
Title: Professor
Date of Birth: October 12, 1958
Specialization: Political Science / Southeast Asia
Place of Birth: Selangor, West Malaysia
Nationality: Singapore
Email:
ganesan@peace.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp

 

1. Education

1984 B.A. Cum Laude (Political Science and History), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1986

M.A. (Political Science), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

1989 Ph.D. (Political Science), Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois, U.S.

 

2. Professional Career

   

1984-86

Tutor, Political Science, Department of Political Science, McMaster University

1987-88 Instructor, Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University
Sep. 1988-Jan. 1989 Visiting Associate, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
Aug. 1989-Dec. 1989 Instructor, Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University
Jun. 1990-Jun. 1996 Lecturer, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore
Jul. 1996-Dec. 2003 Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore
Jan. 2004-Dec. 2006 Associate Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University
2011-2013 Invited Visiting Professor, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo (concurrent appointment)
Jan. 2007- Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University
 

3. Core Teaching and Research Competence

  • Theories of Comparative Politics
  • Theories of International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
  • Contemporary Southeast Asian Politics and Foreign Policy
  • Individual country modules on Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore

 

4. Selected Recent Publications
 [Books/Monographs]

  • 2015 State-society Relations in Southeast Asia and Turkey (co-edited with Colin Duerkop) (Istanbul: KAS).
  • 2015 *Bilateral Legacies in East and Southeast Asia (editor) (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).
  • 2013 *Conjunctures and Continuities in Southeast Asian Politics (editor) (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).
  • 2013 *State Violence in East Asia (co-edited with Sung Chull Kim) (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky – Asia in the New Millennium Series).
  • 2011 East Asian Regionalism (co-edited with Colin Duerkop) (Seoul: KAS).
  • 2010 *International Relations in Southeast Asia: Between Bilateralism and Multilateralism (co-edited with Ramses Amer) (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).
  • 2010 East Asia Facing A Rising China (co-edited with Lam Peng Er) (Seoul: KAS).
  • 2007 *Myanmar: State, Society and Ethnicity (co-edited with Kyaw Yin Hlaing) (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Reprint 2008).
  • 2005 *Realism and Interdependence in Singapore’s Foreign Policy (London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, Reprint 2007).
  • 1999 *Bilateral Tensions in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) Pacific Strategic Papers, No. 9, 81 pages.

 [Articles/Book Chapters]

  • 2017 *“Appraising Myanmar’s Democratic Transition and Evolving Challenges”, Japanese Journal of Political Science (Cambridge, U.K., March 2017), Volume 18, No. 1, forthcoming.
  • 2017 “Assessing civil conflicts in Southeast Asia”, Hiroshima Peace Research Journal, (March 2017), Volume 3, forthcoming.
  • 2016*“Democratization and Its Implications for the Resolution of Ethnic Conflict in Myanmar”, Asian Journal of Peacebuilding (Seoul National University), forthcoming.
  • 2015 “Ethnic Insurgency and the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Myanmar”, Asian Journal of Peacebuilding (Seoul National University, November 2015), Volume 3, No. 2: 272-286.
  • 2015. “Singapore in 2014: Managing Domestic and Regional Concerns and Signalling a New Regional Role”, Southeast Asian Affairs 2015 (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore), pp. 305-320.
  • 2014 “The Myanmar Peace Center: Its Origins, Activities, and Aspirations”, Asian Journal of Peacebuilding (Seoul National University, May 2014), Volume 2, No. 1: 127-141.
  • 2013 “Singapore in 2012: A Year of Scandals, Attempted Political Engagement, and Socio-economic Anxieties”, Southeast Asian Affairs 2013 (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), pp. 257-273.
  • 2013. *“Interpreting Recent Developments in Myanmar as an Attempt to Establish Political Legitimacy”, Asian Journal of Peacebuilding (Seoul National University, November 2013), Volume 1, No. 2:253-274.
  • 2011 "Comprehensive Security and Civil-Military Relations in Southeast Asia: A Comparative Survey," in Hari Singh and Colin Durkop (eds.), Comprehensive Security in the Asia Pacific Region (Seoul: KAS), pp. 60-81.
  • 2011 "Singapore: Structural changes have regime consequences," in&nbsnbsp;Regional Outlook 2011-2012 (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), pp. 62-68. 
  • 2011 *"China-Myanmar Bilateral Relations: Interlocking Interests but Independent Output," Japanese Journal of Political Science (Cambridge, U.K., January 2011), Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 95-111. 
  • 2010 *"Thailand-Malaysia Bilateral Relations" and "Conclusion" in N. Ganesan and Ramses Amer (eds.), International Relations in Southeast Asia (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2010), pp. 143-169 and 313-337.
  • 2010 *"Myanmar’s Relations with its Near Neighbours," in International Studies Review (Ewha, Seoul), pp. 1-24.
  • 2010 *"Worsening Schisms in Thai Domestic Politics," in Japanese Journal of Political Science (Cambridge, U.K., 2010), Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 125-147.
  • 2010 *"Singapore in 2009: Structuring Politics, Priming the Economy, and Working the Neighborhood," in Asian Survey (Berkeley, U.S.A., 2010), Vol. 50 No. 1, pp. 253-259.
  • 2010 *"Malaysia-China Relations: Structural and Domestic Factors," in N. Ganesan and Lam Peng Er (eds.), East Asia Facing a Rising China (Seoul: KAS), pp. 243-276.
  • 2009 "Bilateral tensions in ASEAN" in Routledge Handbook of Asian Security (eds.), Sumit Ganguly, Joseph Liow and Andrew Scobell (London and New York: Routledge), pp. 217-229.
  • 2009 *"The evolving democratic and political party system in Thailand" in Mark Notaras (ed.), Participation, the State and the People: Democratic Voices from the South (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2009), pp. 160-183.
  • 2009 "Singapore in 2008: A Few Highs and Lows while Bracing for the Future," in Asian Survey (Berkeley, U.S.A., 2009), Vol. 49 No. 1, pp. 213-219.
  • 2008 *"Connecting the Dot: Singapore in ASEAN" in Bridget Welsh et al. (eds.), Impressions: Goh years in Singapore (Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2008), pp. 138-146.
  • 2007 *"State-society relations in Southeast Asia" in N. Ganesan and Kyaw Yin Hlaing (eds.), Myanmar: State, Society and Ethnicity (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), pp. 10-29.
  • 2007 *"The Future Prospects of Multilateralism in Southeast and East Asia" in Ooi Kee Beng and Ding Choo Ming (eds.), Prospects of Regionalism in Eastern Asia (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2007), pp. 139-155.
  • 2007 "International Relations" and "Security Perspective" in Takashi Shiraishi (ed.), Malaysia-Singapore Relations (Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2007), pp. 139-151 and 175-186.
  • 2006 *"Thai-Myanmar-ASEAN Relations: The Politics of Face and Grace," in Asian Affairs (Washington DC, U.S.A.), Vol. 33 No. 3 (November 2006), pp.1 31-150.
  • 2006 "Thai-Myanmar Relations since 1988" in Daniel H. Ungar and Clark D. Neher (eds.), Bureaucracy and National Security in Southeast Asia: Essays in Honor of M. Ladd Thomas (Dekalb: Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, 2006), pp. 105-130.
  • 2006 *"Appraising Democratic Consolidation in Thailand under Thaksin’s Thai Rak Thai Government," in Japanese Journal of Political Science (Cambridge, UK), Vol. 7 No. 2 (June 2006), pp. 1-22.
  • 2005 "Japan’s Place in Myanmar’s Bilateral Relations," in Panorama: Insights into Southeast Asian and European Affairs (Singapore) 2/2005, pp. 35-44. 
  • 2005 "Myanmar’s foreign relations: reaching out to the world" in Kyaw Yin Hlaing, Robert Taylor and Tin Maung Maung Than (eds.), Myanmar.  Beyond Politics to Societal Imperatives (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2005), pp. 30-55.
  • 2005 *"Ethnic political accommodation in Malaysia," in Will Kymlicka and He Baogang (eds.), Asian Minorities and Western Liberalism (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 136-151.
  • 2004 "Newly industrializing country" and "Regional trade blocs" in Martin Griffith (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of International Relations and Global Politics (New York and London: Routledge, 2004).
  • 2004 "ASEAN: A Community Stalled?" in Jim Rolfe (ed.), The Asia-Pacific: A Region in Transition (Honolulu: Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies, 2004), pp. 116-132.
  • 2004 *"Thaksin and the Politics of Domestic and Regional Political Consolidation in Thailand," in Contemporary Southeast Asia (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore) Vol. 26 No. 1 (April 2004), pp. 26-44.
  • 2004 "Malaysia in 2003: Leadership transition with a Tall shadow," in Asian Survey (Berkeley, U.S.A.) Vol. 44 No. 1 (January/February 2004), pp. 70-77.
  • 2004 *"The Collapse of Authoritarian Regimes in Indonesia and Thailand: Structural and Contextual Forces," in Asian Journal of Social Science (Leiden, Brill), Vol. 32 No. 1, (2004), pp. 3-19.
  • 2003 "And the Twain Shall Meet: A Review Essay," Centre for Asian Studies Quarterly (Hong Kong University), 2003.
  • 2003 *"Mirror, mirror, on the wall: misplaced polarities in the study of Southeast Asian security," International Relations of the Asia-Pacific (Oxford, UK), Vol. 3 No. 2, (2003), pp. 221-240.
  • 2003 "The Political History of Interethnic Relations in Singapore," in Lai Ah Eng (ed.), Beyond Rituals and Riots   (Singapore, Eastern Universities Press), pp. 38-61.
  • 2003 "Malaysia in 2002: political consolidation amid change?" in Asian Survey (Berkeley, U.S.A.), Vol. 43 No. 1 (January/February 2003), pp. 147-155.
  • 2002 *"Domestic and Regional Responses to the Asian Financial Crisis in Southeast Asia," in Purnendra Jain (ed.), Crisis In Asia: Local, Regional and International Responses (New York: Nova Scientific), pp. 91-106.
  • 2001 *"Thailand’s Relations with Malaysia and Myanmar in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia," in Japanese Journal of Political Science (Cambridge, U.K.), Vol. 2 No. 1 (2001), pp. 127-145.
  • 2001 *"Appraising Democratic Developments in Post-Authoritarian States: Thailand and Indonesia," in Asian Affairs: An American Review (U.S.A.) Vol. 28 No. 1 (Spring 2001), pp. 3-18.
  • 2001 "Governance: Its Complexity and Evolution," in Derek da Cunha (ed.), Singapore in the New Millennium (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), pp. 50-68.
  • 2001 *"Challenges in Governance," in Yap MuiTeng (ed.), Perspectives 2001 (Singapore: Times Academic Press for The Institute of Policy Studies), pp. 58-71.
  • 2001 *"Illegal Fishing and Illegal Migration as Issues in Thailand’s Foreign Policy Towards Malaysia and Myanmar," in Kenneth Boutin (ed.), Non-Traditional Security Issues in Southeast Asia (Singapore: Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies), pp. 507-527.
  • 2000 *"ASEAN and its Relations with Major External Powers," Contemporary Southeast Asia (Singapore) Vol. 22 No. 2 (August 2000), pp. 258-278.

*An asterisk indicates anonymously peer reviewed publications.

 

 [Book Reviews] (By invitation only)

  • 2010 Michael J. Green and Bates Gill (eds), Asia’s New Multilateralism: Cooperation, Competition and the Search for Community (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009) in Pacific Affairs (Canada), Vol. 83 No. 4, (December 2010), pp. 741-742.
  • 2007 Donald Seekins, Burma and Japan since 1940 (Copenhagen: Nordic Insitute of Asian Studies, 2007) in Contemporary Southeast Asia (Singapore), Vol. 30 No. 1, (2007).
  • 2006 Pavin Chachavolpongpun, A Plastic Nation (New York: University Press of America) in Contemporary Southeast Asia (Singapore), Vol.28 No.3, (2006), pp. 512-515.
  • 2005 Kanishka Jayasuriya (ed.), Asian Regional Governance: Crisis and Change (London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon/City University of Hong Kong Southeast Asia Studies, 2004) in Journal of Contemporary Asia 35:4 (2005), pp. 548-551.
  • 2004 Christopher R. Duncan (ed.), Civilizing the Margins: Southeast Asian Government Policies for the Development of Minorities, (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004) in Contemporary Southeast Asia (ISEAS, Singapore) 26:3 (December 2004), pp. 560-564.
  • 2004 Christopher R. Duncan (ed.), Civilizing the Margins: Southeast Asian Government Policies for the Development of Minorities in Contemporary Southeast Asia (Singapore).
  • 2003 Michael Kelly Connors, Democracy and National Identity in Thailand (London and New York: Routledge, 2003) in Asian Journal of Political Science (Singapore), Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 117-120.
  • 2003 Vidhu Verma, Malaysia: State and Civil Society in Transition (Boulder, Colorado and London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003) in Asian Journal of Political Science (Singapore), Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 121-123.
  • 2003 John Hilley, Malaysia: Mahathirism, Hegemony and the New Opposition (London and New York: Zed Books, 2001) in Contemporary Southeast Asia (Singapore), Vol. 24 No. 1 (April 2002), pp. 170-173.
  • 2002 Michael Leifer, Singapore’s Foreign Policy: Coping With Vulnerability (London: Routledge, 2000) in Pacific Affairs (Canada), Vol. 74 No. 4 (2001/02), pp. 620-621.
  • 2001 Andrew Tan, Intra-ASEAN Tensions (London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, 2000) in International Relations of the Asia Pacific (United Kingdom), Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 320-323.