Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Michael Buehler

Key information

Roles
Department of Politics and International Studies Admissions Tutor: MSc Politics of Asia Chair, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Department
Department of Politics and International Studies
Qualifications
MSc (LSE), PhD (LSE)
Building
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
mb107@soas.ac.uk
Support hours
Tuesdays 4:00pm-6:00pm - appointment link in Bio

Biography

Michael Buehler is a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, University of London. Specializing in Southeast Asian politics, his teaching and research interests revolve around state-society relations under conditions of democratization and decentralization.

Previously he taught at Columbia University and Northern Illinois University. He has also held research fellowships at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University in Kyoto, the Center for Equality Development and Globalization Studies at Northwestern University in Chicago, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute in New York City, and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies in Leiden. Michael Buehler has been an Associate Research Fellow at the Asia Society in New York City since 2011.

 

Advice and Feedback Hours: By appointment only. Please book an appointment slot for a live meeting with Michael Buehler.

Research interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • Elections and Party Politics
  • Islam
  • Local Politics
  • Southeast Asian Politics

Specializing in Comparative Politics, Michael's teaching and research interests evolve around state-society relations under conditions of democratization and decentralization.  He is particularly interested in state-civil society relations, the relationship between political parties and social movements as well as state-religion relations.  

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Mr Dwi Kiswanto Centre-Periphery Relations: Politics and Informalities in Indonesia's Intergovernmental Budget Allocation
Munalula Ngenda State and Society in Zambia: 1990 - 2010
Ibrahim Nyei Decentralisation reforms and the implications for power and authority relations in a centralised unitary state. A study of decentralisation reforms in Liberia
Mr Chris Weeks Human trafficking in the wake of natural disaster: the case of Typhoon Haiyan

Publications

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