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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2015

Introduction: territorial separatism in context

Prof Damien Kingsbury, Dr Costas Laoutides

(2015), pp. 1-11, Territorial Separatism in Global Politics: Causes, outcomes and resolution, London, Eng., B1

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Conclusion

Dr Costas Laoutides, Prof Damien Kingsbury

(2015), pp. 169-176, Territorial Separatism in Global Politics: Causes, outcomes and resolution, London, Eng., B1

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

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Vertical distinction as civic failure: state-nation disjuncture

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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2014

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

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Political transition in Myanmar: prospects and problems

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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2013

The good governance-human rights nexus

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Introduction

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Indonesia: arbitrary polity, unitary state

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Timor-Leste in 2012: The harsh reality of independence

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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2012

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

Prof Damien Kingsbury

(2012), London, England, A1

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Mediated constitutionality as a solution to separatism

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Challenges to constructing postcolonial unity : Timor-Leste as a case study

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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The constitution : clarity without convention

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Introduction : East Timorese politics in transition

Dr Michael Leach, Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Decentralization

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Indonesia

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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2011

West Papua : secessionism and/or failed decolonization?

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Sri Lanka

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Separatism in Mindanao

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

journal

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

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

journal
2010

Political reconstruction in Aceh

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Deconstructing Aceh's reconstruction

Prof Sue Kenny, Prof Matthew Clarke, Prof Ismet Fanany, Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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The Aceh peace process

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Decentralisation and democratic engagement in Timor-Leste

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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National identity in Timor-Leste: challenges and opportunities

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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2009

East Timor in 2008 : year of reconstruction

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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East Timor : the price of liberty

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Lessons learned in Timor-Leste

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Timor-Leste : national building and lessons learned

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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2008

Secessionist legitimacy : a comparative analysis

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Political development

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Universalism and exceptionalism in "Asia"

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Indonesia

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Indonesia

Prof Damien Kingsbury, A/Prof Clinton Fernandes

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

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Community development

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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

Prof Damien Kingsbury, Leena Avonius

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

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Introduction : In International development : issues and challenges

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Globalization and development

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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East Timor's political crisis : origins and resolution

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Environment and development

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Indonesia in 2007: unmet expectations, despite improvement

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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2007

Political development

Prof Damien Kingsbury

(2007), Abingdon, England, A1

book

Political development

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Border security issues

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Timor-leste : the harsh reality after independence

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Southeast Asia: a community of diversity

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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The free Aceh movement : Islam and democratisation

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Peace processes in Aceh and Sri Lanka: a comparative assessment

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Indonesia in 2006 : cautious reform

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Introduction

Prof Damien Kingsbury, Dr Michael Leach

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

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2006

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

Prof Damien Kingsbury

(2006), Jakarta, Indonesia, A1

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Military business in Aceh

Prof Damien Kingsbury, Dr Lesley Mc Culloch

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

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Analysis : Aceh's non-federation with Indonesia

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Islam and political secularism: their convergence in an independence struggle

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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2005

A mechanism to end conflict in Aceh

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Terrorism in archipelagic Southeast Asia

Prof Damien Kingsbury, A/Prof Clinton Fernandes

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

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Instability in archipelagic Southeast Asia

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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East Timor border security

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Introduction

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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2004

Community development

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Political development

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Globalization and development

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Introduction

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Environment and development

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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2003

Diversity in unity

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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Power politics and the Indonesian military

Prof Damien Kingsbury

(2003), London, A1

book

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

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

journal
2001

The TNI in transition

Prof Damien Kingsbury

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

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