Prof Damien Kingsbury

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Personal Chair And Professor Of International Politics

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Master of Arts, Monash University, 1992
Master of Science, Columbia University, 1993
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1997

Contact

Biography

Professor Damien Kingsbury is the Director of the Master of International and Community Development, teaching ADS734 The Political Development Record, ADS735 Conflict Resolution and Development, and ADS733 The Economic Development Record, as well as supervising Honours, Masters and PhD candidates.

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Biography summary

  • Damien is Deputy-Chair of the Balibo House Trust, a small NGO operating in Timor-Leste, where he has worked extensively since the mid-1990s, and is a board member with the Australia Myanmar Institute.
  • Damien coordinates the largest international observer group to Timor-Leste’s 1999 ballot for independence, and to Timor-Leste’s elections in 2007 and 2012 (and again in 2017).
  • He recently coordinated the Australian observer mission to Myanmar’s general elections.
  • He was adviser to the Aceh peace talks, which ended three decades of separatist war with a democratic outcome
  • Has advised the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on its recent peace agreement and in 2013 brokered a peace agreement between warring factions in the northeast of India.
  • Damien is a regular national and international media commentator on international affairs, including his regular ‘World According To ...’ segment on ABC774.

Research interests

South-East Asian/Indonesia/East Timor/Sri Lanka Politics, Political Development, the role of the military in politics, security and terrorism, post-colonial political structures and nation formation, assertions of self-determination, and civil and political rights.

In 2007 and 2012, Professor Kingsbury led the Australian NGO observer group to the East Timor presidential and parliamentary elections, following a similar task to the ballot on self-determination in 1999. In 2005, Professor Kingsbury was invited by the Crisis Management Initiative to advise the Free Aceh Movement in the Aceh peace talks being held in Helsinki. He has since advised a number of other regional organisations on methods of negotiating peaceful resolution to conflict.

Affiliations

Asian Studies Association

Teaching interests

Off-campus, AID734, AID735, Master of International and Community Development

Expertise

International politics,politics of development, security issues.

Professional activities

twice Associate Head of School, A/Chair Academic Appeals Board, ARC reader, Balibo House Trust board, covenor Friends of Balibo, member Friends of Baucau.

Research groups

Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights.

Projects

Challenges to nation building in Timor-Leste, comparative separatist movements.

Publications

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2017

Politics in contemporary Southeast Asia : authority, democracy and political change

D Kingsbury

(2017), Abingdon, Eng., A1

book

Political development

D Kingsbury

(2017), pp. 444-462, Handbook of globalisation and development, Cheltenham, Eng., B1

chapter
2016

Timing and sequencing peace in Aceh

D Kingsbury

(2016), pp. 375-392, Building sustainable peace: timing and sequencing of post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding, Oxford, Eng., B1

chapter
2015

Introduction: territorial separatism in context

D Kingsbury, C Laoutides

(2015), pp. 1-11, Territorial separatism in global politics : causes, outcomes and resolution, London, Eng., B1

chapter

Conclusion

C Laoutides, D Kingsbury

(2015), pp. 169-176, Territorial separatism in global politics : causes, outcomes and resolution, London, Eng., B1

chapter

The role of resources in the resolution of the Western Sahara issue

D Kingsbury

(2015), Vol. 27, pp. 253-262, Global change, peace and security, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Vertical distinction as civic failure: state-nation disjuncture

D Kingsbury

(2015), pp. 44-58, Territorial separatism in global politics : causes, outcomes and resolution, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter
2014

Democratic consolidation in Timor-Leste: achievements, problems and prospects

D Kingsbury

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. 181-205, Asian journal of political science, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Political transition in Myanmar: prospects and problems

D Kingsbury

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 351-373, Asian politics and policy, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Challenges of development in difficult sociopolitical contexts

D Kingsbury

(2014), pp. 48-67, Development in difficult sociopolitical contexts : fragile, failed, pariah, Basingstoke, Eng., B1-1

chapter
2013

The good governance-human rights nexus

D Kingsbury

(2013), pp. 90-103, Critical reflections on development, London, England, B1

chapter

Introduction

D Kingsbury

(2013), pp. 1-12, Critical reflections on development, London, England, B1

chapter

Timor-Leste in 2012: The harsh reality of independence

D Kingsbury

(2013), Vol. 2013, pp. 305-322, Southeast Asian affairs, Pasir Panjang, Singapore, C1

journal

Indonesia: arbitrary polity, unitary state

D Kingsbury

(2013), pp. 401-412, Routledge handbook of regionalism and federalism, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter
2012

Sri Lanka and the responsibility to protect : politics, ethnicity and genocide

D Kingsbury

(2012), London, England, A1

book

Mediated constitutionality as a solution to separatism

D Kingsbury

(2012), pp. 16-35, Autonomy and armed separatism in South and Southeast Asia, Singapore, B1

chapter

Challenges to Constructing Post-Colonial Unity : the case of Timor Leste

D Kingsbury

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 15-32, Asian politics and policy, Manila, Philippines, C1

journal

Introduction : East Timorese politics in transition

M Leach, D Kingsbury

(2012), pp. 1-24, The politics of Timor-Leste : democratic consolidation after intervention, Ithaca, N. Y., B1

chapter

The constitution : clarity without convention

D Kingsbury

(2012), pp. 69-84, The politics of Timor-Leste : democratic consolidation after intervention, Ithaca, N. Y., B1

chapter

Decentralization

D Kingsbury

(2012), pp. 259-274, The politics of Timor-Leste : democratic consolidation after intervention, Ithaca, N. Y., B1

chapter

Indonesia

D Kingsbury

(2012), pp. 573-575, Oxford companion to comparative politics, New York, N. Y., B1-1

chapter

Devotional Islam and democratic practice: the case of Aceh's qanun jinayat

D Kingsbury

(2012), pp. 168-178, Culture, religion and conflict in muslim Southeast Asia: negotiating tense pluralisms, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter
2011

Sri Lanka

D Kingsbury

(2011), pp. 298-315, Responsibility to protect : the promise of stopping mass atrocities in our time, New York, N. Y., B1

chapter

Separatism in Mindanao

D Kingsbury

(2011), pp. 471-473, Ashgate research companion to secession, Aldershot, England, B1

chapter

West Papua : secessionism and/or failed decolonization?

D Kingsbury

(2011), pp. 491-493, Ashgate research companion to secession, Aldershot , England, B1

chapter

Post-colonial states, ethnic minorities and separatist conflicts : case studies from Southeast and South Asia

D Kingsbury

(2011), Vol. 34, pp. 762-778, Ethnic and racial studies, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal
2010

Deconstructing Aceh's reconstruction

S Kenny, M Clarke, I Fanany, D Kingsbury

(2010), pp. 3-25, Post-disaster reconstruction : lessons from Aceh, London, England, B1

chapter

Political reconstruction in Aceh

D Kingsbury

(2010), pp. 61-78, Post-disaster reconstruction : lessons from Aceh, London, England, B1

chapter

Decentralisation and democratic engagement in Timor-Leste

D Kingsbury

(2010), pp. 33-41, Locating democracy : representation, elections and governance in Timor-Leste, Darwin, N.T., B1

chapter

The Aceh peace process

D Kingsbury

(2010), pp. 135-154, Aceh : history, politics and culture, Singapore, B1

chapter

Policing, rule of law, state capacity and sustainable peace in Timor-Leste

D Kingsbury

(2010), Vol. 14, pp. 353-374, Journal of international peacekeeping, Leiden, Netherlands, C1

journal

National identity in Timor-Leste: challenges and opportunities

D Kingsbury

(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 133-159, South East Asia research, London, England, C1

journal
2009

East Timor : the price of liberty

D Kingsbury

(2009), New York, N.Y., A1

book

Timor-Leste : national building and lessons learned

D Kingsbury

(2009), World politics review, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

East Timor in 2008 : year of reconstruction

D Kingsbury

(2009), Vol. 2009, pp. 357-370, Southeast Asian affairs, Pasir Panjang, Singapore, C1

journal

Lessons learned in Timor-Leste

D Kingsbury

(2009), World politics review, Washington D.C., C1

journal
2008

Globalization and development

D Kingsbury

(2008), pp. 127-151, International development : issues and challenges, Basingstoke, England, B1

chapter

Indonesia

D Kingsbury, C Fernandes

(2008), pp. 91-117, Hot spot : Asia and Oceania, Westport, Conn., B1

chapter

Secessionist legitimacy : a comparative analysis

D Kingsbury

(2008), pp. 101-115, On the way to statehood : secession and globalisation, Aldershot, England, B1

chapter

Indonesia

D Kingsbury

(2008), pp. 247-262, PSI Handbook of global security and intelligence : national approaches Volume I : the America and Asia, Westport, Conn., B1

chapter

East Timor's political crisis : origins and resolution

D Kingsbury

(2008), pp. 33-51, Democratic governance in Timor-Leste : reconciling the local and the national, Darwin, N.T., B1

chapter

Introduction : In Human rights in Asia : a reassessment of the Asian values debate

D Kingsbury, L Avonius

(2008), pp. 1-17, Human rights in Asia : a reassessment of the Asian values debate, New York, N. Y., B1

chapter

Universalism and exceptionalism in 'Asia'

D Kingsbury

(2008), pp. 19-39, Human rights in Asia, New York, N. Y., B1

chapter

Introduction : In International development : issues and challenges

D Kingsbury

(2008), pp. 1-19, International development : issues and challenges, Basingstoke, England, B1

chapter

Political development

D Kingsbury

(2008), pp. 199-221, International development : issues and challenges, Basingstoke, England, B1

chapter

Community development

D Kingsbury

(2008), pp. 222-244, International development : issues and challenges, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter

Environment and development

D Kingsbury

(2008), pp. 271-296, International development : issues and challenges, Basingstoke, England, B1

chapter

Indonesia in 2007: unmet expectations, despite improvement

D Kingsbury

(2008), Vol. 48, pp. 38-46, Asian survey, Berkeley, Calif., C1-1

journal
2007

Political development

D Kingsbury

(2007), Abingdon, England, A1

book

Introduction

D Kingsbury, M Leach

(2007), pp. 1-16, East Timor : beyond independence, Clayton, Vic., B1

chapter

Political development

D Kingsbury

(2007), pp. 19-27, East Timor: beyond independence, Clayton, Vic., B1

chapter

Timor-leste : the harsh reality after independence

D Kingsbury

(2007), pp. 363-377, Southeast Asian affairs 2007, Singapore, B1

chapter

Border security issues

D Kingsbury

(2007), pp. 87-95, East Timor: beyond independence, Clayton, Vic., B1

chapter

Southeast Asia: a community of diversity

D Kingsbury

(2007), Vol. 35, pp. 6-25, Politics & policy, London, UK, C1

journal

Indonesia in 2006 : cautious reform

D Kingsbury

(2007), Vol. 47, pp. 155-161, Asian survey : a monthly review of contemporary Asian affairs, Berkeley, Calif., C1

journal

The free Aceh movement : Islam and democratisation

D Kingsbury

(2007), Vol. 37, pp. 166-189, Journal of contemporary Asia, London, England, C1

journal

Peace processes in Aceh and Sri Lanka: a comparative assessment

D Kingsbury

(2007), Vol. 3, pp. 93-112, Security challenges, Braddon, ACT, C1

journal
2006

Peace in Aceh: a personal account of the Aceh peace process

D Kingsbury

(2006), Jakarta, Indonesia, A1

book

Military business in Aceh

D Kingsbury, L McCulloch

(2006), pp. 199-224, Verandah of violence : the background to the Aceh problem, Singapore, B1

chapter

Islam and political secularism: their convergence in an independence struggle

D Kingsbury

(2006), pp. 126-139, Political Islam and human security, Newcastle, U.K., B1

chapter

Analysis : Aceh's non-federation with Indonesia

D Kingsbury

(2006), Vol. 5, pp. 25-26, Federations, Ottawa, Canada, C1

journal
2005

Introduction

D Kingsbury

(2005), pp. 1-8, Violence in between conflict and security in archipelagic Southeast Asia, Clayton, Vic. and Singapore, B1

chapter

Terrorism in archipelagic Southeast Asia

D Kingsbury, C Fernandes

(2005), pp. 9-52, Violence in between conflict and security in archipelagic Southeast Asia, Clayton, Vic. and Singapore, B1

chapter

Instability in archipelagic Southeast Asia

D Kingsbury

(2005), pp. 127-153, Violence in between conflict and security in archipelagic Southeast Asia, Clayton, Vic. and Singapore, B1

chapter

East Timor border security

D Kingsbury

(2005), pp. 277-297, Violence in between conflict and security in archipelagic Southeast Asia, Clayton, Vic and Singapore, B1

chapter

A mechanism to end conflict in Aceh

D Kingsbury

(2005), Vol. 1, pp. 73-88, Security challenges, Braddon, A.C.T., C1

journal
2004

Introduction

D Kingsbury

(2004), pp. 1-21, Key issues in development, New York, NY, B1

chapter

Globalization and development

D Kingsbury

(2004), pp. 91-114, Key issues in development, New York, NY, B1

chapter

Political development

D Kingsbury

(2004), pp. 164-189, Key issues in development, New York, NY, B1

chapter

Community development

D Kingsbury

(2004), pp. 221-242, Key issues in development, New York, NY, B1

chapter

Environment and development

D Kingsbury

(2004), pp. 266-291, Key issues in development, New York, B1

chapter
2003

Power politics and the Indonesian military

D Kingsbury

(2003), London, A1

book

Diversity in unity

D Kingsbury

(2003), pp. 99-114, Autonomy and disintegration in Indonesia, London, Eng., B1

chapter

The political economy of cross-border relations : the TNI and East Timor

D Kingsbury

(2003), Vol. 11, pp. 269-296, South East Asia research, London, England, C1

journal
2002

Introduction

A Carter, G Stokes

(2002), pp. 1-19, Democratic theory today: challenges for the 21st century, Malden, MA, B1

chapter
2001

The TNI in transition

D Kingsbury

(2001), pp. 97-118, Indonesia : the uncertain transition, Hindmarsh, South Australia, B1

chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Internal and External Sources of Political Instability in East Timor

Prof Damien Kingsbury, Dr Michael Leach

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2008: $41,629
  • 2007: $39,559

After the crisis: Nation-building challenges in East Timor

Prof Damien Kingsbury, Dr Michael Leach

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2011: $26,486
  • 2010: $11,870
  • 2009: $23,830

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Kristie Louise Drucza

Thesis entitled: Social Inclusion and Social Protection in Nepal

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2015

Badrus Sholeh

Thesis entitled: Democracy, Regional Autonomy and Peace in Aceh

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Alexandra Nicole Wake

Thesis entitled: Aiding journalism: Australian journalism educators working in post conflict states

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2013

Robin Jan Hamilton-Coates

Thesis entitled: Blood Sweat and Tears: Documenting Thai Citizenship

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Julian Spencer Roche

Thesis entitled: World Bank, UNCTAD and FAO Policy towards Agricultural Risk Management

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Say Sok

Thesis entitled: State building in Cambodia

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2009

Terry Russell

Thesis entitled: Institution Building Problems in East Timor, 1999-2002

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

2008

Maria Schmidt

Thesis entitled: Small-scale Irrigators, Pastoral Livelihood Diversification and Poverty Alleviation in Kenya

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

2005

Clinton Fernandes

Thesis entitled: A Transformational Analysis of the National Interest

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

Associate Supervisor
2015

Brad Anthony Watson

Thesis entitled: Child Sponsorship NGOs: Origins, Evolution and Motives for Change

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

. Selinaswati

Thesis entitled: Women in politics in matrilineal society (a case study of West Sumatra, Indonesia)

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences