The Asian Politics, Security and Development research program builds on existing strengths in areas of Asian studies and political science at Griffith with expertise from the Griffith Asia Institute; and the Centre for Governance and Public Policy. Both research centres have a record of excellence in publications and external competitive grants. In the 2012 and 2015 Excellence in Research Australia exercises, Political Science at Griffith received consecutive rankings of 5 - ‘well above world standard’.
Developments in the Asia Pacific region will have a great influence on Australia’s regional future and the world in general. Pressing contemporary and future questions surround the abilities of the Asian countries to manage the challenges they face, and the ways in which they will channel their development and burgeoning influence. Regional politics, security and governance issues form the basis for policy-focused research within both research centres.
The Griffith Asia Institute is an internationally recognised research centre that aims to lead both academic and public debate about Australia’s region. The Institute builds on over 40 years of Griffith University’s commitment to producing policy relevant and cutting edge research on key developments in the politics, economies, societies and cultures of the Asia-Pacific.
The Centre for Governance and Public Policy is devoted to enhancing knowledge of governance and public policy in Australia and globally. Research programs include Global Health Governance; Leadership and Democratic Governance; International Political Economy; and Comparative Political Philosophy.