Peter King

BA Melb. PhD ANU

Peter King


Email: peter.king@sydney.edu.au
Address H04 - Merewether building
Tel: 0422 647 025



Peter King is a Research Associate in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. He was the founding President, later Director, of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) at Sydney University in 1988. Since 2000 he has been Co-convener of its West Papua Project. He has held professorial appointments at the University of Papua New Guinea, the University of Tokyo, Wollongong University–and Kagoshima University (visiting). His publications include West Papua and Indonesia since Suharto: Independence, Autonomy or Chaos? (UNSW Press, 2004); ‘ “Corruption Ruins Everything”: Gridlock over Suharto’s Legacy in Indonesia’, The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus [online], February 2008; Undermining Proliferation: Nuclear Winter and Nuclear Renunciation, CPACS Working Paper No 09/1, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, October 2009, and (with Jim Elmslie & Camellia Webb Gannon) Get Up, Stand Up: West Papua Stands Up for its Rights, CPACS, 2010.

Research Interests

  • Indonesia under Reform: Corruption, Democratisation, Disintegration
  • West Papua: The post Suharto struggle for Self determination
  • Whistle blowing: Big Pharma and Other
  • NuclearWar and the Planetary Future: Morality, Sanity, Survival

Publications

2011

Report

(with Jim Elmslie and Camellia Webb-Gannon) Anatomy of an Occupation: The Indonesian Military in West Papua. Report for the West Papua Project at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS), The University of Sydney, August 2011

Conference Paper

‘Papuan Self Determination: the Indonesian Dimension’, Paper presented at a conference on Comprehending West Papua organised by the West Papua Project, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, 23-24 February 2011.

2010

Report

(with Jim Elmslie and Camellia Webb-Gannon) Get up, stand up: West Papua stands up for its rights, Report for the West Papua Project of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS), The University of Sydney, July 2010

Op ed

Whistle Blower in Coventry Dr Yolande Lucire and Big Pharma’, 20 December 2010, http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=11394

2009

Working Paper

Undermining Proliferation: Nuclear Winter and Nuclear Renunciation, CPACS Working Paper No 09/1, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney [online], October 2009

2008

Article

‘”Corruption Ruins Everything”: Gridlock over Suharto’s Legacy in Indonesia’, The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus [online], February 2008

Report

Lowying the Boom on West Papua: Self-determination Unthinkable for Australia's Leading Foreign Policy Think Tank’, West Papua Project, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney [online], August 2008

2007

Conference Paper

West Papua and Indonesia in the 21st Century: Resilient Minnow? Implacable Minotaur?’, Paper presented to Panel 34, Enduring Conflicts and Ethnic Resilience, Euroseas Conference, Naples,12-14 September 2007 (Available as Papua Paper No 1, West Papua Project, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney [online])

Report

(with Jim Elmslie and Jake Lynch) 'Blundering in? The Australia-Indonesia security treaty and the humanitarian crisis in West Papua', Report for the West Papua Project of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS), University of Sydney, 2007.

2006

Journal Article

(with Lily Rahim) 'Editors´ Introduction', Policy and Society (Special Issue:Asia Early this Century: Contested Polities and Mentalities), vol.25:4. 2006

'In Defence of the Papua Sympathisers: A Rejoinder to Ed Aspinall ', Policy and Society (Special Issue:Asia Early this Century: Contested Polities and Mentalities), vol.25:4, 2006, pp. 131-37.

'Korupsi dan Disintegrasi in Indonesia since Suharto', Policy and Society (Special Issue: Asia Early this Century: Contested Polities and Mentalities), vol.25:4, 2006, pp. 3-22.(142Kb)

2005

Journal Article

'The memory wars: Japan, China and Asia´s future', IIAS Newsletter, vol.38: Autumn 2005.

Report

(with John Wing) 'Genocide in West Papua? The role of the Indonesian state apparatus and a current needs assessment of the Papuan people', Report prepared for the West Papua Project at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, and ELSHAM Jayapura, CPACS, University of Sydney, 2005

2004

Book

West Papua and Indonesia since Suharto: Independence, Autonomy or Chaos?, University of New South Wales Press and Zed Books, Sydney and London, 2004

2003

Report

(with Stuart Rees and John Ondawame) 'Reconciliation and Consolidation Among Papuans', West Papua Project Position Paper No 4, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, The University of Sydney, 2003.

2002

Journal ArticleM

‘Morning Star Rising? Indonesia Raya and the New Papuan Nationalism', Indonesia, vol.73, 2002 pp. 89-127.

2001

Journal Article

King P 2001 'Autonomy Federalism or the Unthinkable? Indonesian debates and the future of West Papua', South Pacific Study, vol.21:2, pp. 45-60.

King P 'Time running out? The Pacific Islands and Globalization', Pacific and American Studies (University of Tokyo), vol.1, 2001, pp. 109-124.

2000

Journal Article

'Making Indonesia Work for the People: Chusnul Mar'iyah Thrives on Controversy', Inside Indonesia:64, 2000, pp. 20-22.

1998

Conference Paper

'The Politics of Apology and the Politics of Regional Reputation: Japan and Australia', Paper delivered at the Second University of Tokyo/University of Sydney International Symposium, Women's College University of Sydney, 1998

1997

Book Chapter

King GP 1997 'Japan and Australia: From Enmity to Enmeshment?' in Australia and Asia, ed. Mark McGillivray and Gary Smith, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.