Events October 2017

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Oct
2017

Gas security in the land of insecurity: Governance challenges of shale gas development in Mexico

Jose Alberto Hernandez Ibarzabal

This article identifies the governance challenges of shale gas development. Mexico has vast shale gas reserves and production and exploration of natural gas were liberalised after the energy reform was adopted into law in 2014.

19
Oct
2017

Pan Malaysian Islamic Party – democratic Islamists, or illiberal ethno-nationalists?

Clive Kessler, Emeritus Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, The University of New South Wales, Norani Othman, Retired Senior Fellow and Professor of Sociology at UKM, Dr John Funston, Visiting Fellow, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

When PAS won state elections in Kelantan and Terangganu in 1959 it was the first time an Islamist political party anywhere in the world had won office in a democratic election.

19
Oct
2017

The decipherment of dead languages in China: the case of Kitan

Daniel Kane

Many visitors to Xi’an go to the Tomb of Empress Wu 武則天 (624-705), where their attention may be brought to a tall stele, the Wu zi bei 無字碑 (Stele without an inscription).

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