CISS Associates receive funding from the Australian Research Council
By Raelene Loong
10 December, 2013
Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced the recipients of research funding under the Future Fellowship and Major Grants schemes, three of which are from the Centre for International Security Studies.
Congratulations to Dr. Megan Mackenzie, Dr. Justin Hastings, and Professor David Schlosberg who received ARC grants commencing in 2014.
Dr Megan Mackenzie received the Discovery Early Career Research Award ($389,548) and will be using it for her project ‘Women in Combat: a comparative analysis of removing the combat exclusion for women’. The project will consider why some countries have chosen to remove the combat exclusion and the impacts of this policy change. By gathering data from four countries that have removed the exclusion (Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States), this project will advance our understanding of the political drivers and the consequences of this policy change, in terms of gender integration.
Dr Justin Hastings received an ARC Discovery Projects grant ($120,000) for his project exploring the seeming paradox at the heart of North Korea: the most politically isolated state in the world sustains itself economically in large part by international trade and integration into the global economy. Dr Hastings will use archival and field research in a number of countries to address how the North Korean state and its citizens use trade networks in East Asia and beyond to ensure their economic survival in the face of a hostile political environment.
Professor David Schlosberg also received an ARC Discovery Projects grant ($320,000) for applying a new, broad analytical framework to explain changes in policy foci of environmental groups on the development of new and more sustainable practices relating to food, energy, transport, and a range of other basic needs.
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