Associate Professor, Institute of Asian Studies
Paul Carnegie is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He has diverse interests in the politics, sociology and history of Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific with an enduring focus on Indonesia. Paul has published widely in his fields including the monograph The Road from Authoritarianism to Democratization in Indonesia (Palgrave Macmillan), the edited volume Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia (Springer) and research output in leading international journals including Pacific Affairs, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Journal of Population Research and Australian Journal of International Affairs. He is also a section editor for the Palgrave Handbook of Ethnicity. Paul has extensive applied research experience and networks having lived and worked previously in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Egypt, Fiji, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates.
LLB (Hons) DipLP MPhil (Dundee)
Precariousness and Marginalization
Post-colonialism and identity
The following project examines the merits or otherwise of a gradualist approach to constitution-making. By anatomizing the constitutional reform process that took place in Indonesia from 1999-2002, it considers whether or not such an approach is appropriate for establishing meaningful constitutionalism in plural and divided societies.
A central problem in examining multiple insecurities in Southeast Asia is that each country confronts a different context of human security. How then are we to proceed? The following project examines the complex relationships between safety and risk and that of trust and uncertainty. It considers the efficacy for the the field of human security studies to engage more fully with a wider range of social science concepts and more grounded approaches. In particular, the project will focus on the utility of important theoretical and empirical developments on marginality and their relevance for recognizing and interpreting precarious lives in a Southeast Asian context.
The following project investigates the everyday in Brunei to gain new angles of vision and scale on this most discrete of countries. It sets out to weave together scholarly observations and experiences of life at a range of sites across Brunei Darussalam covering religious life, issues of gender, the space of place, and ethnic formation. The aim is to provide a composite and interior view of Brunei Darussalam that foregrounds its nuanced diversity. At the same time, hopefully, this will encourage a more critical reflection on the ways in which we approach the study of everyday life in Southeast Asia.
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Carnegie, P.J. & Lian Kwen Fee (2022). Deciphering Contemporary Brunei: Notes on a Sociology of the Everyday. The Brunei Museum Journal 2022, 71-91.
Lian Kwen Fee, Carnegie, P.J. and Noor Hasharina Hassan (2022). (Re)presenting Brunei Darussalam: A Sociology of the Everyday. Singapore: Springer. Carnegie, P. J., King, V. T. & Knudsen, M. (2021). Human Security, Marginality and Precariousness in Southeast Asia. International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 17(1): 1–28.
Siota, J.B., Carnegie, P.J. & Allen M.G. (2021). Big Men, Wantoks and Donors: A Political Sociology of Public Service Reform in Solomon Islands. Pacific Dynamics, 5(1): 33-48
Carnegie P. J. (2020). Reorganizing Constitutional Power in Indonesia: The Politics of Reform. Journal of Politics and Democratization, 4(4): 53-70.
Lian Kwen Fee, Carnegie, P.J. and Noor Hasharina Hassan (2022). (Re)presenting Brunei Darussalam: A Sociology of the Everyday. Singapore: Springer.
Carnegie, P. J., King, V. T. and Knudsen, M. (2021). Human Security, Marginality and Precariousness in Southeast Asia. International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 17(1): 1–28
Carnegie, P.J. & S. Tarte (2018). The Politics of Transition in Fiji: Is it Charting a Democratic Course? Australian Journal of Politics and History, 64(2): 277-292.
Carnegie, P.J. King V. T. & Zawawi Ibrahim (2016). Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia. Singapore: Springer.
Carnegie, P.J. (2010). The Road from Authoritarianism to Democratization in Indonesia. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Carnegie, P.J. (2009). Democratization and decentralization in post-Soeharto Indonesia. Pacific Affairs, 81(4): 15-25.