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Dr. Michael S. Malley



Research Interests
Southeast Asia; Indonesian politics; Democratization; State formation, failure and survival; Causes and consequences of decentralization; Domestic politics and regional security in Southeast Asia; Nuclear nonproliferation

Michael S. Malley joined the Department of National Security Affairs in December 2004. He teaches comparative politics, as well as courses on the domestic politics, political economy, and international relations of Southeast Asia. He speaks Indonesian fluently and has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Indonesia since the late 1980s.

His research is focused on issues of state formation, state failure and survival, and regime change in Southeast Asia. He has particular expertise in the area of center-local relations, decentralization policy, and provincial politics in Indonesia. Recently, he has begun to examine the impact of domestic politics on regional security, paying special attention to the way Southeast Asian countries deal with nuclear energy.

He earned his doctorate in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master's degree in Southeast Asian Studies from Cornell University, and a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. As part of these academic programs he also studied at the National University of Singapore and two Indonesian universities, Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta and IKIP in Malang.

Recent Publications on Democratization in Indonesia

Recent Publications on Nuclear Energy and Regional Security in Southeast Asia

Some Earlier Publications

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