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Researcher: Chin, JU (Professor James Chin)

Fields of Research

Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Tourism Management
Culture, Gender, Sexuality

Research Objectives

Government and Politics
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Gender and Sexualities

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

13th Malaysian General Elections: 4 part series
50 Years of Malaysia: Federalism Revisited; Marshall Cavendish
50 years of Malaysia: Federalism Revisted; Marshall Cavendish
A Brief History of The Malay Peninsula and Northern Borneo and The Formation Of Malaysia
A Decade Later: The Lasting Shadow of Mahathir; Malaysia Post- Mahathir: A Decade of Change?
A new balance: the Chinese vote in the 1999 Malaysian general election; South East Asia Research
Anti-Christian Chinese Chauvinists and HDB Upgrades: The 1997 Singapore General Election; South East Asia Research
Aquino, Benigno and Corazon’ and ‘New People's Army
Australian Studies in Malaysia: Why there is none, yet; Otemon journal of Australian studies
Autonomy: Politics in Sarawak; Reflections: The Mahathir Years
Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia; Strategic Information and Research Development Centre
Back to Square One: The 1995 General Election in Sabah and Sarawak; Borneo Research Bulletin
Barsian Component Parties
Blood Ties or Political Under-development?
Chapters on ‘Malaysia’ and 'Papua New Guinea
Chapters on ‘Malaysia’ and 'Papua New Guinea
Chinese Politics in Sarawak: a Study of the Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP); Oxford University Press
Contemporary Chinese Community in Papua–New Guinea: Old Money versus New Migrants; Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies
Country entries for Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Brunei and East Timor
Domestic Faultlines in Southeast Asia
East is East and West is West
East Malaysia: Primus inter pares
Editorial: Chinese Tsunami or Urban Revolt? It is Both Actually; The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
Electoral Battles and Innovations: Recovering Lost Ground; Impressions of the Goh Chok Tong Years in Singapore
Exporting the BN/UMNO Model: Politics in Sabah and Sarawak; Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia
Federal-East Malaysia Relations: Primus-Inter-Pares?; 50 Years of Malaysia: Federalism Revisited
Federal-State relations under Mahathir; Mahathir’s Administration: Performance And Crisis In Governance
Fifty Years of Malaysia: Reflections and Unanswered Questions; 50 Years of Malaysia: Federalism Revisited
Fiji: A Nation in Waiting; New Zealand International Review
Fiji: Lessons from Paradise
Forced to the Periphery: Recent Chinese politics in East Malaysia; Malaysian Chinese: Recent Developments and Prospects
From Ketuanan Melayu to Ketuanan Islam: UMNO and the Malaysian Chinese; The End of UMNO? Essays on Malaysia’s Dominant Party
Going Against the Tide: Sabah and the 2008 Malaysian General Election; Asian Politics and Policy
Going east: UMNO's entry into Sabah politics,; Asian Journal of Political Science
History and Context of Public Administration in Malaysia; Public Administration in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau
Impressions of the Goh Chok Tong Years in Singapore; Institute of Policy Studies and NUS Press Singapore.
Introduction: A Redefined Singapore; Impressions of the Goh Chok Tong Years in Singapore
Introduction: Awakening, Transformations and the Abdullah Badawi Years; Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia
It Had to Happen: The Chinese Backlash in the 2008 General Elections; Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia
Kataks’, Kadazan-Dusun Nationalism and Development: The 1999 Sabah State Election; Department Of Political And Social Change, Research School Of Pacific And Asian Studies, Australian National University
Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia; Round Table
Mahathir's The Malay Dilemma', and 'Censorship in Papua New Guinea
Mahathir’s Administration: Performance and Crisis in Governance; Times Books International
Mahathir’s Black Eye: The 2000 Umno General Assembly; New Zealand International Review
Malaysia in 1996: Mahathir-Anwar Bouts, UMNO Election, and Sarawak Surprise; Asian Survey: A Monthly Review of Contemporary Asian Affairs
Malaysia in 1997: Mahathir's Annus Horribilis; Asian Survey: A Monthly Review of Contemporary Asian Affairs
Malaysia in 2013: Najib’s Pyrrhic Victory and the Demise of Malaysia; Southeast Asian Affairs
Malaysia Post-Mahathir: a decade of change?; Marshall Cavendish
Malaysia the fragile federation
Malaysia – towards a topology of an electoral one-party state; Democratization
Malaysia: Centralized Federalism in an Electoral One-Party State; Varieties of Federal Governance - Major Contemporary Models
Malaysia: Clear and Present Danger
Malaysia: Heading for Sharia Domination?; The Round Table
Malaysia: Pseudo-democracy and the making of a Malay-Islamic State; Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization
Malaysia: The Barisan National Supremacy; How Asia Votes
Malaysia: The Rise of Najib and 1Malaysia; Southeast Asian Affairs
MalaysiaKini.com and its Impact on Journalism and Politics in Malaysia; Asia.com: Asia Encounters the Internet
Malaysian Chinese Association Politics a Year Later: Crisis of Political Legitimacy; The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
Malaysian Chinese politics in the 21st century: Fear, service and Marginalisation; Asian Journal of Political Science
Malaysian Politics: Anwar and Najib's Moment of Truth; The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
Malaysia’s Electoral Upheaval; Journal of Democracy
Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2002; The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs
Najib Razak: Malaysia’s Teflon prime minister
Najib’s China legacy: Is Malaysia turning its back on the West?
New Chinese Leadership in Malaysia: The Contest for the MCA and Gerakan Presidency; Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs
No Easy Win for Singapore's PAP
Obama-mania Coming!
One year later- UMNO holding all the cards
Papua New Guinea; The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs
Papua New Guinea in 2001: Election fever begins; Asian Survey: A Monthly Review of Contemporary Asian Affairs
Papua New Guinea in 2004: Recolonization, Somare's Staying Power, and a Slight Economic Recovery; Asian Survey: A Monthly Review of Contemporary Asian Affairs
Papua New Guinea in 2006: Somare's U-Turn and Legacy; Asian Survey: A Monthly Review of Contemporary Asian Affairs
Papua New Guinea in 2009: anti-Chinese rioting and the liquefied natural gas deal; Asian Survey
Papua New Guinea: Politics of the Expected; New Zealand International Review
PBDS and ethnicity in Sarawak politics; Journal of Contemporary Asia
Politics of federal intervention in Malaysia, with reference to Sarawak, Sabah and Kelantan; Commonwealth and Comparative Politics
Royal transition central to Thai unrest
Sabah and Sarawak at 50, ignoring history at your own peril
Sabah and Sarawak: The More Things Change the More They Remain the Same; Southeast Asian Affairs
Sabah RCI Roundtable
Sarawak political machine will keep propping up Najib
Sarawak's 1987 and 1991 Elections: An Analysis of the Ethnic Vote; Borneo Research Bulletin
Sarawak’s Wayang Kulit
Second Class Bumiputera? The Taming of the Dayaks and Kadazandusun of East Malaysia; Misplaced Democracy: Malaysian Politics and People
Singapore’, ‘Moro National Liberation Front’ and ‘Brunei
So Close and Yet So Far: Strategies in the 13th Malaysian Elections; The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
South East Asia; State of the World's Minorities 2006
South East Asia Treaty Organisation
Special Issue: The 2015 Singapore General Elections in The Round Table: the commonwealth journal of international affairs; The Round Table: the commonwealth journal of international affairs
Special Issue: the 2015 Singapore General Elections in the Round Table: the commonwealth journal of international affiars; The Round Table: the commonwealth journal of international affairs
Special Issue: The Malaysian 13th General Elections
The 'Pek Moh' Factor and the Sarawak Parliamentary Seats; Coalitions in Collision Malaysia's 13th General Elections
The 1991 Sarawak election: continuity of ethnic politics; South East Asia Research
The 1994 Fiji General Election; Electoral Studies
The 1995 Malaysian general election: Malathir's Last Triumph?; Asian Survey: A Monthly Review of Contemporary Asian Affairs
The 1997 Singapore General Election; Singapore (International Library of Social Change in Asia Pacific)
The 2015 Singapore General Elections (GE): Lee Kuan Yew’s Last Hurrah?; The Round Table
The 2015 Singapore Swing: Depoliticised Polity and the Kiasi/Kiasu Voter; The Round Table
The Costs of Malay Supremacy
The general election in Singapore, May 2006; Electoral Studies
The Iranun Of Sabah: Language And Culture Of An Endangered Minority In Malaysia; Pelanduk Publications
The Malaysian Chinese Dilemma: The Never Ending Policy (NEP); Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies
The Media and Politics in Contemporary Papua New Guinea; Point
The Melanau-Malay Schism Erupts Again: Sarawak at the Polls; New Politics in Malaysia
The One and Only Problem in Malaysia
The Politics of Minority Bumiputera; The Iranun Of Sabah: Language And Culture Of An Endangered Minority In Malaysia
The Rising Dragon: Opportunity or fear?
The Sabah State Election of 1994: End of Kadazan Unity; Asian Survey: A Monthly Review of Contemporary Asian Affairs
The Sarawak Chinese Voters and their support for the Democratic Action Party (DAP); Southeast Asian Studies
The Worst Election Ever? PNG at the Polls 2002; Catalyst
Why Najib’s prime ministership is over

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