Publications: Australia and New Zealand Members

University of Melbourne

2018 La difficile convivenza di Cina e Russia in Asia Centrale

2017 Media.  Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia. Routledge.

2016 Causes and consequences of Kashmir’s escalation.  Osservatorio Strategico.

2016 Exploring the role of the United States in Indian bid for nuclear independence.  Osservatorio Strategico.

2016 Finalising Indian Economic Reforms: An Update.  Osservatorio Strategico.

2016 South Asia and terrorism: The Bangladesh problem.  Osservatorio Strategico.

2016 The Ambiguities in the China-India Relationship.  The Role of the European Union in Asia China and India as Strategic Partners. Routledge.

2016 The strategic significance of Indian surgical strikes against Pakistan.  Osservatorio Strategico.

2016 Asian thought on China’s changing international relations

2016 Cina e Stati Uniti: la nuova guerra fredda

2016 Da Jawaharlal Nehru a Narendra Modi: ascesa e declino della dinastia Nehru-Gandhi

2016 Géopolitique de la nouvelle route de la soie

2014 China and India in Asia Paving the Way for a New Balance of Power

2013 L’atomica di Kim il regime nordcoreano e la sicurezza internazionale

2013 China-India Relations in the Twenty-First Century: Decoding Border Disputes with Critical Junctures

2013 L’imprevedibile future del regionalismo asiatico

2012 Cina e India: Stabilità Impossibile Senza Riforme.  Scenari internazionali. La politica internazionale nel XXI secolo. Societa Editrice Il Mulino.

2012 Rare Earths: the New “Great Game”.  Peace and Stability in Asia Pacific Region: Assessment of the Security Architecture.

2012 Japan, India and Australia: is this “Anti-China” Alliance Feasible?

2011 La crescita della presenza militare cinese nell’Oceano Indiano

2009 Problemi e prospettive delle Zone economiche speciali indiane.  Produrre nella terra dei servizi. Le imprese italiane in India. Societa Editrice Il Mulino.

2009 The Ambiguities in the China-India Relationship.  The Role of the European Union in Asia. China and India as Strategic Partners. Ashgate.

2009 The Evolution of the Image of China in the United States during the Cold War.  China Report: a journal of East Asian studies.  45.

2008 China’s Role in the Evolution of Southeast Asian Regional Organizations

2008 Il ruolo della Repubblica popolare cinese nella questione coreana

2007 China and India: Rivals or Partners? An Analysis of the Background of the Interactions between the Two Major Emerging Asian Powers

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific


Avenell, S. 2017. Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. (OAPEN) (UH Press) (Amazon)

Avenell, S. 2010. Making Japanese Citizens: Civil Society and the Mythology of the Shimin in Postwar Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press. (UC Press)


Avenell, S. 2016. “Antinuclear Radicals: Scientific Experts and Antinuclear Activism in Japan.” Science, Technology, and Society: An International Journal 21 (1): 88-109.

Avenell, S. 2015. “Japanese Environmental Activism in Asia: The Power of Translocal Sentiment.” Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies 2 (2): 111-131.

Avenell, S. 2015. “Transnationalism and the Evolution of Post-National Citizenship in Japan.” Asian Studies Review 39 (3): 375-394.

Avenell, S. 2014. “What is Asia for Us and Can We Be Asians? The New Asianism in Contemporary Japan.” Modern Asian Studies 48 (6): 1594-1636.

Avenell, S. 2014. “Japanese Debates on Asia and Asianism: A Conceptual Framework.” History Compass 12 (8): 619-631

Avenell, S. 2013. “The Borderless Archipelago: Toward a Transnational History of Japanese Environmentalism.” Environment and History (19): 397-425.

Avenell, S. 2012. “From Fearsome Pollution to Fukushima: Environmental Activism and the Nuclear Blind Spot in Contemporary Japan.” Environmental History 17 (2): 244-276.

Reproduced in Jeff Kingston, ed., 2012. Critical Readings on Contemporary Japanese Politics vol.3, Bedfordshire, UK: Brill Academic Publishers.

Avenell, S. 2012. “Japan’s Long Environmental Sixties and the Birth of a Green Leviathan.” Japanese Studies 32(3): 423-444.

Avenell, S. 2011. “Japan and the Global Revival of the ‘Civil Society’ Idea: Contemporaneity and the Retreat of Criticality.” Japan Forum 23(3): 311-38.

Avenell, S. 2010. “Facilitating Spontaneity: The State and Independent Volunteering in Contemporary Japan.” Social Science Japan Journal 13(1): 69-93.

Avenell, S. 2009. “Civil Society and the New Civic Movements in Japan: Convergence, Collaboration, and Transformation.” The Journal of Japanese Studies 35(2) Summer: 247-83.

Avenell, S. 2008. “From the ‘People’ to the ‘Citizen’: Tsurumi Shunsuke and the Roots of Civic Mythology in Postwar Japan.” positions: east asia cultures critique 16(3): 711-42.

Avenell, S. 2006. “Regional Egoism as the Public Good: Residents’ Movements in Japan during the 1960s and 1970s.” Japan Forum 18(1) 2006: 89-113. Daiwa Japan Forum Prize (2007).

Asia Institute, University of Melbourne


Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East (Cambridge University Press 2016).

Localising Power in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia: A Southeast Asia Perspective (Stanford University Press 2010)

Workers and the State in New Order Indonesia (Routledge 1997)

(With Richard Robison) Reorganising Power in Indonesia: The Politics of Oligarchy in an Age of Markets (Routledge Curzon 2004,)

(co-edited) Between Dissent and Power: The Transformation of Islamic Politics in the Middle East and Asia (Palgrave Macmillan 2014)

Empire and Neoliberalism in Asia (Routledge 2004).

Journal Articles

Imagine All the People? Mobilising Islamic Populism for Right-Wing Politics in Indonesia.  Journal of Contemporary Asia.  48. 2018

Competing populisms in post-authoritarian Indonesia.  International Political Science Review.  38. 2017

Indonesia: a tale of misplaced expectations.  Pacific Review.  30. 2017

Populism in world politics: A comparative cross-regional perspective.  International Political Science Review.  38. 2017

Three Islamist generations, one Islamic state: the Darul Islam movement and Indonesian social transformation.  Critical Asian Studies.  49. 2017

Capitalism, primitive accumulation and the 1960s’ massacres: revisiting the New Order and its violent genesis.  Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.  16. 2015

A New Islamic Populism and the Contradictions of Development.  Journal of Contemporary Asia.  44. 2014

Islamic Politics in Southeast Asia: A Critical Reassessment 2013

The Rise of Capital and the Necessity of Political Economy.  Journal of Contemporary Asia.  43. 2013

The political economy of oligarchy and the reorganization of power in Indonesia.  Indonesia.  2013. 2013

Political Economy and Islamic Politics: Insights from the Indonesian Case.  New Political Economy.  17. 2012

Towards a sociological understanding of Islamic radicalism in Indonesia.  Journal of Contemporary Asia.  38. 2008

Understanding social trajectories: Structure and actor in the democratization debate.  Pacific Affairs: an International Review of Asia and the Pacific.  81. 2008

Asia Institute, University of Melbourne 


Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan: Risk, Knowledge, and Community.  Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, November 2015; Paperback available from July 2016

The Failure of Civil Society?: The Third Sector and the State in Contemporary Japan. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. March 2009; Paperback available from December 2009

Edited Volume

Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia. London; New York: Routledge. Editor. September 2017

Journal Articles

Security Paradigms and Social Movements: The Changing Nature of Japanese Peace Activism. Asian Journal of Social Science. Forthcoming

The Right to Evacuation: The Self-Determined Future of Post-Fukushima Japan. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 15(4): 648-658. December 2014

Akihiro Ogawa (2014) The right to evacuation: the self-determined future of post Fukushima Japan, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 15:4, 648-658, DOI: 10.1080/14649373.2014.977516

Lifelong Learning in Tokyo: A Satisfying Engagement with Action Research in Japan. Anthropology in Action: Journal of Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice 20(2): 46-57. Summer 2013

Young Precariat at the Forefront: Anti-Nuclear Rallies in Post-Fukushima Japan. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 14(2): 317-326. June 2013

Demanding a Safer Tomorrow: Japan’s Anti-Nuclear Rallies in the Summer of 2012. Anthropology Today 29(1): 21-24. February 2013

Risk Management by a Neoliberal State: Construction of New Knowledge through Lifelong Learning in Japan. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 34(1): 132-144. June 2012

Facilitating Self-Regulated Learning: An Exploratory Case of Teaching a University Course on Japanese Society. International Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education 23(2): 166-174. October 2011

Peace, a Contested Identity: Japan’s Constitutional Revision and Grassroots Peace Movements. Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research 36 (3): 373-399. July 2011

Protecting the Right to Live Peacefully: A Report from Takae, Okinawa. Co-authored with Yasushi Ikeo. Global Change, Peace & Security 22 (3): 377-383. October 2010

Japan’s New Lifelong Learning Policy: Exploring Lessons from the European Knowledge Economy. International Journal of Lifelong Education 28(5): 601-614. September 2009

Invited by the State: Institutionalizing Volunteer Subjectivity in Contemporary Japan. Asian Anthropology 3: 71-96. Fall 2004

School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne

The Effectiveness of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in Promoting Employment and Social Inclusion.  Employment Policy in Emerging Economies. The Indian Case. Routledge. 2018

India.  Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia. Routledge. 2017

Diversity of Indian Identity in Multicultural Melbourne.  The Indian Diaspora. Hindus and Sikhs in Australia. 2015

Collusion, Co-option and Capture: Social Accountability and Social Audits in Karnataka, India.  Oxford Development Studies.  43. 2015

The Making of a Diasporic Muslim Family in East Africa.  Being Muslim in South Asia: Diversity and Daily Life. 2014

“Sustainable” Microfinance.  Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance. Common Ground Publishing. 2013

Balancing Democracy and Globalisation: The Role of the State in Poverty Alleviation in India.  South Asia – Journal of South Asian Studies.  32. 2009

Introduction: Democracy, Governance and Civil Society: Rethinking the Study of Contemporary India..  South Asia – Journal of South Asian Studies.  32. 2009

Sustainability of microfinance institution: a term with multiple understandings.  International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability.  2. 2007

Negotiating the transnational workplace: Indian computer professionals in Australia.  Journal of Intercultural Studies.  26. 2005

Cyber gurus and social mobility in India’s ‘Silicon Valley’.  Capital and knowledge in Asia: Changing power relations. Routledge Curzon. 2003

From Swadeshi to globalisation: the Bharatiya Janata party’s shifting economic agenda.  South Asia – Journal of South Asian Studies.  3. 2002

Indian identity in multicultural Melbourne: some preliminary observations.  Journal of Intercultural Studies.  22. 2001

University of Melbourne

The state of civil society in Pakistan—an overview.  Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia. Routledge. 2017

Leaky pipes and leaky politics: Infrastructure, ruination and the state.  iNtergraph journal of dialogic anthropology.  5. 2017

Power-outage: the everyday rhythm of life in Ramadan and the state of Pakistan.  iNtergraph journal of dialogic anthropology.  5. 2017

Corporate Social Responsibility and Development in Pakistan.  Routledge. 2014

Development Studies: Discipline or Interdisciplinary Field?.  International Development: Linking academia with Development Aid and Effectiveness. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. 2011

Citizens and Governance in Pakistan.  Sanjh Publications. 2009

Religion, Gender and Identity Construction amongst Pakistanis in Australia.  Pakistani Diasporas: Culture, Conflict, and Change. Oxford University Press. 2009

Waiting for Imam Mahdi and Development: The Case of Pakistan.  Melbourne University Press. 2009

The modern face of traditional agrarian rule: local government in Pakistan.  Development in Practice: stimulating thought for action.  19. 2009

University of Sydney

Phillips, R., Waugh, F. (2018). Emancipatory social work with older people: Challenging students to overcome the limitations of ageism and institutional oppression. Social Work and Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory, 1(1).

Phillips, R. (2018). The Third Sector. In Akihiro Ogawa (Eds.), Routledge handbook of civil society in Asia, (pp. 362-375). Oxon: Routledge.

Phillips, R. (2017). Women’s poverty: Risks and experiences of poverty for Australian women. In Klaus Serr (Eds.), Thinking about poverty (4th ed.), (pp. 137-147). Annandale: Federation Press.

Phillips, R. (2016). ‘Empowerment’ as women’s emancipation? A global analysis of the empowerment paradigm and the influence of feminism in women’s NGOs. In Christina Schwabenland, Chris Lange, Jenny Onyx and Sachiko Nakagawa (Eds.), Women’s emancipation and civil society organisations: Challenging or maintaining the status quo?, (pp. 21-45). Bristol: Policy Press.

Phillips, R. (2015). Feminist Research and Social Work. In James D. Wright (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, (pp. 935-941). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Phillips, R. (2015). How ’empowerment’ may miss its mark: Gender equality policies and how they are understood in women’s NGOs. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 26(4), 1122-1142.

Goodwin, S., Phillips, R. (2015). Policy capacity in the community sector. In Brian Head, Kate Crowley (Eds.), Policy Analysis in Australia, (pp. 245-258). Bristol: Policy Press.

Jung, Y., Lee, S., Phillips, R. (2015). The influence of ideational contests of social policy on government welfare efforts. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 25(2), 57-67.

Goodwin, S., Phillips, R. (2015). The marketisation of human services and the expansion of the not-for-profit sector. In Gabrielle Meagher, Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Markets, Rights and Power in Australian Social Policy, (pp. 97-113). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Phillips, R., Goodwin, S. (2014). Third Sector social policy research in Australia: New actors, new politics. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 25(3), 565-584.

Phillips, R., Cree, V. (2014). What does the ‘fourth wave’ mean for teaching feminism in twenty-first century social work? Social Work Education, 33(7), 930-943.

Phillips, R., Jung, Y. (2013). The Clash between Social Policy and Traditional Values: Unmet Welfare Needs Sustained by the Culture of Familism in South Korea. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 7(1), 18-27.

Phillips, R. (2012). Non-government Organisations in a Sustainable Relationship for Sustainable Mining? The Australian NGO Perspective on what happened after the MMSD initiative. Third Sector Review, 18(1), 171-193.

Fawcett, B., Goodwin, S., Phillips, R. (2011). Challenges and Futures for Social Work and Social Policy Research Methods. In Markauskaite L, Freebody P, Irwin J (Eds.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research, (pp. 267-276). New York: Springer.

Phillips, R. (2011). Postcolonial Scholarship in Social Justice Research. In Markauskaite L, Freebody P, Irwin J (Eds.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research, (pp. 157-166). New York: Springer.

Phillips, R. (2010). Social-Policy Research in Human-Service Non-Government Organisations in Australia: Towards a Theorisation. Third Sector Review, 16(3), 7-24.

Phillips, R. (2009). Food security and women’s health: A feminist perspective for international social work. International Social Work, 52(4), 485-498.

Fawcett, B., Goodwin, S., Meagher, G., Phillips, R. (2009). Social Policy for Social Change. Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.

Phillips, R. (2008). Feminism(s) and domestic violence within national policy contexts. In Barbara Fawcett and Fran Waugh (Eds.), Addressing Violence, Abuse and Oppression: Debates and Challenges, (pp. 57-66). New York London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Phillips, R. (2008). Feminism, Policy and Women’s Safety During Australia’s ‘War on Terror’. Feminist Review, 89(2), 55-72.

Phillips, R. (2007). Diverse Histories, Shared Social Issues: The Australian and Korean Welfare States. In Ruth Phillips (Eds.), Generational Change and Social Policy Challenges: Australia and South Korea, (pp. 1-32). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Phillips, R. (2007). Generational Change and Social Policy Challenges: Australia and South Korea. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Kendig, H., Phillips, R. (2007). Health, Economic and Policy Implications of an Ageing Australia. In Ruth Phillips (Eds.), Generational Change and Social Policy Challenges: Australia and South Korea, (pp. 164-191). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Phillips, R. (2007). Tamed or Trained? The Co-option and Capture of ‘Favoured’ NGOs. Third Sector Review, 13(2), 27-48.

Phillips, R. (2007). The Place of Feminism in Contemporary Social Work Education in Australia. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 9(1), 54-68.

Phillips, R. (2006). The role of nonprofit advocacy organizations in Australian democracy and policy governance. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 17(1), 59-75.

Phillips, R. (2006). Undoing an activist response: feminism and the Australian government’s domestic violence policy. Critical Social Policy, 26(1), 192-219.

Phillips, R. (2006). Women and poverty: The application of feminism in overcoming women’s poverty in the global context. In Serr K (Eds.), Thinking about Poverty, (pp. 24-34). Sydney: The Federation Press.

Phillips, R. (2005). Australian NGOs: Current Experiences of Corporate Citizenship. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 17, 21-25.

Phillips, R. (2004). Democracy, Advocacy And Critique: The Search For Civil Approaches For Community Development. Community Development Human Rights and the Grassroots, Geelong, Victoria: Deakin University.

Phillips, R. (2004). From Waves Of Action To The ‘Dead Calm’ – Responses Violence Against Women In The New Millenium. Women in Welfare Education, 7(1), 17-32.

Phillips, R. (2004). Global Social Policy: Expanding Social Policy Ideas In Social Work Teaching In Australia. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 6(1), 64-76.

Phillips, R. (2004). Human rights and social work: challenges for teaching and practice. Human Rights Defender, 13(1), 13-14.

Phillips, R. (2004). Undoing a Civil Society Response: What has happened to feminism in the Australian Government’s Domestic Violence Policy? Global Social Work Congress 2004, ” Reclaiming Civil Society” Presented by the International Federation of Social Workers, International Association of Social Work and Welfare Educators.

Phillips, R. (2003). Confronting corporate citizenship: NGOs and the new-wave advocacy of corporate engagement. Cultural Citizenship: Challenges of Globalisation, Victoria, AUS: Deakin University.

Phillips, R. (2003). Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Power: Outside Stakeholder’s Perspectives. Corporate Citizen: the journal of company involvement in the community, 3(1), 10-19.

Phillips, R. (2003). It’s an Issue of Responsibilities and Rights, Not Violence Versus Discipline.

Phillips, R. (2003). Micro-engagement: Possibilities for learning outcomes and knowledge transfer. Graduates for the World: Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Showcase.

Phillips, R. (2002). Confrontation to partnership: corporations and NGOs. In Goodman J (Eds.), Protest and globalisation : prospects for transnational solidarity, (pp. 154-169). Sydney: Pluto Press.

Phillips, R. (2002). Is Corporate Engagement an Advocacy Strategy for NGOs? The Community Aid Abroad Experience. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 13(2), 123-137.

Phillips, R. (2001). Engagement or Confrontation? In Geoff Evans, James Goodman & Nina Lansbury (Eds.), Moving Mountains: Communities Confront Mining and Globalization, (pp. 205-218). United Kingdom: Zed Books Ltd.

University of Melbourne

​“Chinese Youth and Alternative Narratives of Volunteering” – Published in China Information

Dai, Jingyun and Anthony J. Spires. 2018. “Advocacy in an Authoritarian State: How Grassroots Environmental NGOs Influence Local Governments in China.” The China Journal, no. 79, pp. 62–83.

Spires, Anthony J. 2018. “China.” Pp. 49–65 in Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia, edited by Akihiro Ogawa. New York, NY: Routledge.

Lai, Weijun, Jiangang Zhu, Lin Tao, and Anthony J. Spires. 2015. “Bounded by the State: Government Priorities and the Development of Private Philanthropic Foundations in China,” The China Quarterly, vol. 224, pp. 1083-1092.

Spires, Anthony J., Lin Tao, and Kin-man Chan. 2014. “Societal Support for China’s Grassroots NGOs: Evidence from Yunnan, Guangdong, and Beijing.”The China Journal, no. 71, pp. 65-90.

Spires, Anthony J.  2012. “Lessons from Abroad: Foreign Influences on China’s Emerging Civil Society.” The China Journal, no. 68, pp. 125-146.

Spires, Anthony J.  2011.  “Contingent Symbiosis and Civil Society in an Authoritarian State:  Understanding the Survival of China’s Grassroots NGOs.”  American Journal of Sociology, vol. 117, no. 1, pp. 1-45.

Spires, Anthony J.  2011. “Organizational Homophily in International Grantmaking: US-Based Foundations and their Grantees in China.” Journal of Civil Society, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 305-331.

Erni, John N. and Anthony Spires.  2005.  “The Formation of a Queer-imagined Community in Post-Martial Law Taiwan.”  Pp. 225-252 in John Erni and Chua Siew Keng (eds.), Asian Media Studies: Politics of Subjectivities.  Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers.

Erni, John Nguyet and Anthony J. Spires.  2001.  “Glossy Subjects:  G&L Magazine and ‘Tongzhi’ Cultural Visibility in Taiwan.”  Sexualities, 4(1): 25-49.

University of Melbourne

Conclusion: What works in language revitalization.  The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization. 2018

Language Revitalization of Tibetan.  Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization. Routledge. 2018

Language Revitalization of Tibetan.  Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization. Routledge. 2018

ROCHE G., SUZUKI H. Tibet’s Minority Languages: Diversity and endangerment.  Modern Asian Studies.  52:1227-1278. 2018

Roche G., Tsomu Y. Tibet’s Invisible Languages and China’s Language Endangerment Crisis: Lessons from the Gochang Language of Western Sichuan.  China Quarterly: an international journal for the study of China.  233:186-210.

Roche G. Introduction: the transformation of Tibet’s language ecology in the twenty-first century.  International Journal of the Sociology of Language.  2017:1-35. 2017

Roche GJ. Linguistic Vitality, Endangerment, and Resilience.  Language Documentation and Conservation.  11:190-213. 2017

Roche G. The Tibetanization of Henan’s Mongols: ethnicity and assimilation on the Sino-Tibetan frontier.  Asian Ethnicity.  17:128-149. 2016

Roche G., J. Nadun: Ritual and history on the northeast Tibetan plateau.  310-347. 2015

Roche G. Flows and Frontiers: Landscape and Cultural Dynamics on the Northeast Tibetan Plateau.  The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology.  15:1-25. 2014

Roche G., JWen X. Modernist Iconoclasm, Resilience, and Divine Power among the Mangghuer of the Northeast Tibetan Plateau.  Asian Ethnology.  72:85-117. 2012