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James Hughes and John Sidel

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Relevant research

Hughes, James (2007) Chechnya: from nationalism to Jihad. National and ethnic conflict in the 21st century. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, USA.

Sidel, John (2006) Riots, pogroms, jihad: religious violence in Indonesia. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N.Y., USA.

Hughes, James, Sasse, Gwendolyn and Gordon, Claire E (2004) Europeanization and regionalization in the EU's enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe: the myth of conditionality. Palgrave, Basingstoke, UK.

Sidel, John (1999) Capital, coercion, and crime: bossism in the Philippines. Contemporary issues in Asia & the Pacific . Stanford University Press, Palo Alto, USA.


Evidence of impact

James Hughes’ impact:

A full archive of the issues of the Development and Transition newsletter co-designed and co-edited by Professor Hughes and UNDP staff is freely available at:

Development and Transition newsletters co-authored by James Hughes and Ben Slay:
Social Inclusion:

Citation in ‘Russia: In a new light’ Financial Times, 28 January 2011:

Citation in ‘The violent struggle that tore apart the suspects’ homeland’, MSNBC, 19 April 2013:

Citation in ‘Crimea: A region divided’, Financial Times, 6 March 2014:

John Sidel’s impact:

Sidel, John (2007) The Islamist threat in Southeast Asia: a reassessment. Policy studies (37). East-West Center Washington, Washington D.C., USA.

Sidel, John (2007) Indonesia: migrants, migrant workers, refugees, and the new citizenship law. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland.

Development Process Often Boosts Power of Local Bosses, Asia Pathways: a blog of the Asian Development Bank Institute, 22 January 2012:


Relevant video and audio

'The Act of Killing – A Discussion between Paul Barber and Professor John T. Sidel', King’s College London War Studies, 21 December 2013:

John Sidel presentation at ‘Indonesia Update 2014. SBY, personal, domestic & global perspectives’, ANU Indonesia Project, 25 September 2014:

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