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The Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation is based on wide networks of research affiliations and operates at the cutting edge of international research. Two established research centres, and one research concentration provide the organisational core of the CCG. Through these centres and the work of individual academics, the CCG brings together internationally recognised scholars from diverse areas who provide a range of perspectives on the new meanings of citizenship in an interconnected world.
Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations(MCIR) is a thematic group which aims to facilitate interactions among researchers and NGOs to effect positive change in public debates and policies relating to migrant settlement, social policy, refugee rights, asylum seeker debates, and intercultural and interreligious relations.
Governance and Democracy (GD) thematic group investigates problems of democratic theory and practice. Research is focused on conditions and prospects for democratisation of political regimes and governance at local, national, and global levels.
Asian Cultures and Politics(ACP) thematic group is well placed to analyse Asian cultures and politics in a variety of innovative ways. Reseachers have analysed some of the key themes in regionalism, such as its varieties (economic, political, security), the perspectives of different classes of states (great powers, middle powers, smaller powers), and comparative regionalisms (Asia versus Europe).
Philosophy, Religion and Society (PRS) thematic group is active in the areas of contemporary European philosophy, the examination of the nature of subjectivity, the relationships between individual and society, political philosophy, sociology of religion, philosophy of religion, applied ethics and understanding social and religious institutions and contemporary politics. This research takes special account of the role of the social, religious, historical and depth psychological context in the exploration of contemporary issues.
Racism, Anti-Racism and Diversity (RAD) is a thematic group that focuses on: (a) improving our understanding of the health, social and economic effects of racism; (b) designing, implementing and evaluating anti-racism programs; (c) investigating the nature, challenges and benefits of diversity and its promotion; and (d) shaping policy and practice relating to anti-racism and diversity across the academic, government, non-government and community sectors.
The Australian Middle East Research Forum (AMERF) is a cross-institutional, cross-disciplinary research forum focused on research into the Middle East from an Australian perspective. AMERF is a research network open to researchers and anyone interested in the region.