The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) is Australia’s premier centre of interdisciplinary academic excellence on Southeast Asia. It aims to forge an innovative and engaged approach to the region that reflects its rich diversity and challenging problems.

From a central position within the University of Sydney, SSEAC brings together over 200 academics and honoraries from more than a dozen faculties. The centre responds to policy needs of Australian and Southeast Asian government agencies and the non-government sector as well as the intellectual challenges associated with understanding this complex region. It fosters regional engagement and equips Australian graduates to interact professionally and culturally in Southeast Asia.

For more details see the SSEAC website.

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  • The illegal as mundane 

    Ford, Michele; Lyons, Lenore (Taylor & Francis Online, 2019-10-28)
    Ways of studying illegal behaviour are important in the context of Indonesia, a country well known for its failure to deal adequately with the corruption that permeates every level of society. They are perhaps even more ...
  • The Go-Jek Effect 

    Ford, Michele; Honan, Vivian (ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017)
    Worldwide, debate is raging over the growth of app-based transport services as companies like Uber transform the way transport is provided and how consumers access it (Isaac 2014; Aloisi 2015). Often referred to as ...
  • From Migrant to Worker: Global Unions and Temporary Labor Migration in Asia 

    Ford, Michele (Cornell University Press, 2019-04-15)
    What happens when local unions begin to advocate for the rights of temporary migrant workers, asks Michele Ford in her sweeping study of seven Asian countries? Until recently unions in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, ...
  • Asia’s Labor Migration and Employment Relations Regimes 

    Ford, Michele (Cornell University Press, 2019)
    What happens when local unions begin to advocate for the rights of temporary migrant workers, asks Michele Ford in her sweeping study of seven Asian countries? Until recently unions in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, ...
  • From Migrant to Worker: Global Unions and Temporary Labor Migration in Asia. Introduction 

    Ford, Michele (Cornell University Press, 2019)
    What happens when local unions begin to advocate for the rights of temporary migrant workers, asks Michele Ford in her sweeping study of seven Asian countries? Until recently unions in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, ...

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