Staff profile - Anthony Ware

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Dr Anthony Ware

Position: Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517802 +61 3 92517802
Email: anthony.ware@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2012
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 1988
  • Master of Arts in Ministry, 2004
  • Bachelor of Ministry, 1990


Affiliations

Alfred Deakin Research Institute
Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights
Australian Institute of International Affairs (Victorian Branch)
Australia Myanmar Institute


Professional activities

2011-2013 Advisor &Volunteer Manager: Graceworks Myanmar

2003-2011 Director (voluntary) Community Transformation Inc

Academic

Teaching Interests

AID711 Non-Government Organisations & Development
AID724 Humanitarian Emergencies & Disaster Relief
AID740 Participatory Approaches to Development

Other units previously taught:

  • Aid Trade and Development
  • Understanding Development
  • Conceptualisation of Poverty, Microfinance and Development
  • Public Policy in Australia
  • Order and Justice in World Politics
  • World Religions


Subjects and units currently teaching

Trimester 1

  • AID711 Non-Government Organisations & Development
  • AID724 Humanitarian Emergencies & Disaster Relief

Trimester 2

  • AID714 Gender & Development
  • AID740 Participatory Approaches to Development

Other units previously taught:

  • Aid Trade and Development
  • Understanding Development
  • Conceptualisation of Poverty, Microfinance and Development
  • Public Policy in Australia
  • Order and Justice in World Politics
  • World Religions


Expertise categories

Expertise summary

Myanmar (Burma) - history, development, political transition Participatory development, ABCD Development effectiveness

Knowledge areas

  1. Myanmar (Burma) - development, politics, reform, culture, religion, history, anything
  2. Development in difficult socio-political contexts (failed, fragile and pariah states)
  3. Highly participatory community-driven development (Asset-Based Community Development)
  4. Development aid effectiveness
  5. NGOs and the capacity building of civil society
  6. FBOs and inter-religious development partnerships


Conferences and seminars

Conferences Convened Australia-Myanmar Institute Counterpart Exploratory Meeting, 11 May 2013, Kandawgyi Hotel, Yangon Australia-Myanmar Institute Inaugural Conference: Progress, Opportunities and Concerns in Myanmar's Transition, 18-19 March 2013, Melbourne Town Hall Failed, Fragile, Pariah: Development in Difficult Socio-Political Contexts. Roundtable symposium through Alfred Deakin Research Institute (Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights). September 2012

Media appearances

Television

  • Chanel NewsAsia (Singapore). 24 May 2013. 7:35pm PrimeTime Asia, live TV news interview re Japanese Prime Ministerial visit to Myanmar
  • Chanel NewsAsia (Singapore). 26 March 2013. 6:20am First Look Asia, live TV news interview re riots in Myanmar
  • SBS  6:30 News. 20th April 2012, re: Myanmar political developments

I have also had approaches by Al Jazeera, News 24 and Chanel 7 during 2012-13.

Radio

  • 94.7 The Pulse. 1st October 2012. Deakin Matters re: Myanmar book release
  • 94.7 The Pulse. 28th May 2012. Deakin Matters re: Myanmar politics
  • 3RRR 102.7 FM Breakfast Show. 18th April 2012, re: Myanmar political developments
  • Radio Australia  Asia Today. 16th June 2011, re: poverty in Myanmar.
  • SYN 90.7 FM  Panorama. 4h October 2010, re: Myanmar political developments
  • ABC 774 Melbourne  Evenings. 30th August 2010, re: 3-Minute Thesis, development in Myanmar

Related Links

Anthony Ware's Deakin Speaking Blog
Anthony Ware at GraceWorks Myanmar
My New book: Context-Sensitive Development


Awards

Awards and prizes

  • Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for Excellence in Teaching
  • Faculty Commendation for Excellence in Teaching
  • Early Career Development Fellowship, Deakin University
  • Early Career Research Fellowship, Alfred Deakin Research Institute
  • Publication Scholarship, Deakin University
  • Winner: Deakin University 3-Minute Thesis Competition
  • Australian Post-Graduate Award (APA) scholarship
  • Bursary Arts-Education Faculty, Deakin University


Research

Research projects

1. Failed, Fragile, Pariah: Development in Difficult Socio-Political Contexts

2. Supporting the transition in Myanmar through development


Research interests

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Development in difficult socio-political contexts: failed, fragile, pariah
  • Using development assistance to support democratic transition
  • Participatory development, Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and Community-led development approaches
  • Addressing marginalisation, equity and conflict through development
  • Development aid effectiveness, particularly in relation to capacity building of civil society, and development by faith-based organisations


Research grants

2012 Deakin University Central Research Grant Scheme  - $20,000
Development in a Pariah State: An Investigation into Actor Roles, Approaches and Modalities in Myanmar 1990-2010
To investigate international engagement with pariah states, by examining development in Myanmar 1990-2010. This research examines how the type of agency, development approach or modality of action impact access to the humanitarian space, and whether these contributed to the expansion of the civil-political space in Myanmar leading to the current reform.

2012 Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Strategic Initiative Funding - $2,750
Failed, Fragile, Pariah States: Development in Difficult Socio-Political Contexts
Symposium held in September 2012 on the above topic, the papers from which have subsequently been accepted for publication as a book by Palgrave Macmillan, to be released in early 2014


Research groups

Alfred Deakin Research Institute

Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights


Research page

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=wareant


Publications

Publications

Academic Monographs

  • Ware, Anthony. 2012. Context-Sensitive Development: How International NGOs Operate in Myanmar, Stirling, VA: Kumarian. (ISBN 978-1565495241)

Edited Academic Volumes

  • Ware, Anthony (ed.). 2013 (forthcoming). Fragile States, Failed States & Pariah States: Development in Difficult Sociopolitical Contexts. Palgrave MacMillian. (Release 2014)

Refereed Journal Articles

  • 2013. 'Motivations bienveillantes Pourquoi les Organisations DE L'OUEST-Basés et de la pentecôte Entreprennent le Développement de Communauté dans le Sud Asie de l'Est.' Social Compass, 60(4) (with V Ware, M Clarke & G Buchanan)
  • 2013. 'An Assessment of Empowerment through Highly Participatory Asset-Based Community Development in Myanmar' Development Bulletin. Vol.75.
  • 2012. 'Understanding Pentecostal Motivations for Undertaking Community Development in SEAsia: Evidence of an Expanded Understanding of Holistic Mission', Australian Journal of Mission Studies 6(2), pp.31-39 (with V Ware & M Clarke)
  • 2012. 'Winds Of Change In Myanmar? Implications For International Cooperation In Poverty Alleviation' JATI Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 17(1), pp.95-115.
  • 2011. "International NGO Approaches to Rural Development in Myanmar", Harvard Asia Quarterly 13(3), pp.14-24.
  • 2011. 'The MDGs in Myanmar: Relevant or Redundant?' Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy 16(4), pp.580-597.

Academic Book Chapters

  • 2013. 'Asset-Based Community Development in Myanmar.' In L Brennan, J Fien, L Parker, H Duong, M Doan & T Watne (ed), Growing Sustainable Communities: A Development Guide for Southeast Asia. Tilde University Press.
  • 2013. 'Why Western-based, Pentecostal Organisations Undertake Community Development in South East Asia.' In Clarke, M (ed), Handbook of Research on Religion and Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.430-449 (with V Ware, M Clarke & G Buchanan)
  • 2012. 'Context Sensitivity by Development NGOs in Myanmar.' In N Cheesman, M Skidmore & T Wilson (eds). Myanmar's Transition: Openings, Obstacles and Opportunities. Singapore: Institute of South East Asia Studies (ISEAS), pp.323-347.
  • 2012. 'Facilitating Community Development Projects Within Myanmar.' In T Subramaniam & M R M Ariff (eds), Communities, Labour and Livelihood in Southeast Asia. KL: University of Malaya Press, pp.117-138.
  • 2011. 'Context Sensitive Development.' In Rashid, T and J Flanagan (eds.) International Development: Linking Academia with Development Aid and Effectiveness. LAP-LAMBERT, pp.46-71.

Conference Proceedings

  • Ware, Anthony. 2012. 'Supporting National Transition in Myanmar with Development Assistance' Proceedings of 4th International Conference on International Studies (ICIS) 2012. Universiti Utara Malaysia, KL, December 2012.
  • Ware, Anthony. 2010. 'Human Rights and the Right to Development: Insights into The Myanmar Government's Response to Rights Allegations.' In E Morrell & M D Barr (eds.), Proceedings of 18th Biennial Conference of the ASAA 2010. University of Adelaide, July 2010.
  • Ware, Anthony. 2010. 'Contextualisation of International Development Principles to Difficult Contexts: A Case Study of Myanmar.' In E Morrell & M D Barr (eds.), Proceedings of 18th Biennial Conference of the ASAA 2010. University of Adelaide, July 2010.


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