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Katharine Adeney

Katharine Adeney

Director of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, Nottingham

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“They Are Not Colonies but Jails”: Indian Indentured Labour in Colonial Mauritius, 1852-1900

By Sascha Auerbach, Department of History, The University of Nottingham To understand the rationale for the research conducted with the generous aid of IAPS seedcorn funding, a little background on the topic of study is necessary. Today, the constant flow of population across the globe—whether as workers, visitors, or refugees—is a common feature of life.  …

Violence Against Women in India: Is ‘Culture’ The Culprit, or Structure?

We’re getting excited about the annual Tomlinson Lecture on 3rd March at 6pm. Kavita Krishnan will speak on ‘Violence Against Women in India: Is ‘Culture’ The Culprit, or Structure?’ Kavita Krishnan is the Secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association. Lecture open to all but please register at

UK-India Business Council, growing trade, and reverse colonialism

Written by 3rd year International Relations student, Priyanka Mistry, who undertook an internship in India in July 2015 as part of the British Council Scheme UKIBC, the UK–India Business Council, is a membership based organisation founded in 2007 to promote and increase bilateral trade between the UK and India. Some companies which are part of …

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Africa – Is China a competitor or not?

By Celine Herren – MSCi  International Relations and Global Issues (2015). After China opened to foreign investments in the 1970s, its economic growth was to be sustained by capturing new markets and resources. To this aim, China implemented the ‘go out’ policy in 2001. This policy aimed at expanding trade and investments globally by encouraging …

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Globalisation and Convergence: The Example of South Korea

IAPS visiting fellow, Professor Chris Rowley has won a Korea Foundation 2016 Fellowship for Field Research on the subject of  Globalisation and Convergence: The Example of South Korea Some of the most popular buzzwords and debated topics for governments, business and academia are ‘internationalisation’ and ‘globalisation’. The implication is that under the influence of globalisation’s standardisation …

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Successful blog series on Hindu Nationalism

By Professor Katharine Adeney IAPS was proud to organise a series of Blog posts on Hindu Nationalism. Contributors from comparative politics, history, journalism, law and political theory reflected on the various issues raised by the election of Modi and the BJP in 2014. The blog series ran in the week of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s …

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Why Indians abroad succumb to ‘Modimania’

Honorary Professor Andrew Whitehead writes: “Of all the world leaders who have visited Britain, only Nelson Mandela and the Pope have addressed bigger public gatherings than Narendra Modi’s rally at Wembley,” boasts a spokeswoman for the UK Welcomes Modi organisation. It is billed as a grand community reception, and 60,000 Modi supporters – almost all …

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Tri-campus workshop on ‘Human Security in the Global South’

We are pleased to announce the first tri-campus IAPS and Sustainable Development RPA workshop: Human Security in the Global South Tentative date: end of February 2016 This workshop acts as a research collaboration and exploration platform, bringing 10-15 academics from three campuses working on Human Security Issues in the global south together for future collaboration …

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Subhas Chandra Bose: Looking for India’s ‘lost’ leader

Honorary Professor, Dr Andrew Whitehead writes on Modi’s meeting with Subhas Chandra Bose’s family for the BBC News website.  Subhas Chandra Bose was a prominent Indian nationalist, who headed the Indian National Army alongside the Japanese to force the British out of India during the Second World War.    

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IAPS BA Tomlinson Prize Awarded for 2014-15

IAPS is delighted to announce that Jack Davies is the recipient of the IAPS UK BA Dissertation Award for 2014-15. Jack’s dissertation was on the topic of ‘Does the United States consider ‘illicit drugs; to be a ‘security issue’?  The dissertation had a focus on US foreign policy specifically in relation to Afghanistan.  Many congratulations to Jack, …

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