Nicholas Chan

A Forensic Science-Asian Studies hybrid, Nicholas Chan is interested in how authority is shaped, exercised, and more importantly, resisted in Southeast Asia.


1 month ago

The politics of ‘good people on both sides’

The politics of ‘good people on both sides’

2 months ago

Rethinking higher education in the age of black swan events

Tertiary education needs to be reformed in order to face major disruptions in the future.

Rethinking higher education in the age of black swan events

4 months ago

The pandemic and the politics of (in)competence

Lessons from US, UK show that surrendering democratic politics means surrendering control over fact, fiction.

The pandemic and the politics of (in)competence

5 months ago

Untangling racism, monolingualism, racial segregation

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Untangling racism, monolingualism, racial segregation

6 months ago

Politics a two-faced beast

Politics a two-faced beast


8 months ago

To platform or not?

To platform or not?

9 months ago

Pandemic response fuelled by feel-good nationalism

Pandemic response fuelled by feel-good nationalism

10 months ago

Expertise, leadership and Covid-19

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Expertise, leadership and Covid-19

1 year ago

‘Non-politician’ not silver bullet for education woes

‘Non-politician’ not silver bullet for education woes

1 year ago

Talking terror beyond Tamil Tigers, IS

Talking terror beyond Tamil Tigers, IS

1 year ago

The strength to carry Weight of Our Sky

The strength to carry Weight of Our Sky

1 year ago

Can Pakatan rebuild BN model in its own image?

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Can Pakatan rebuild BN model in its own image?

1 year ago

What political scientists actually do

What political scientists actually do

1 year ago

‘Malaysia Baru’ between romantics and pragmatists

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‘Malaysia Baru’ between romantics and pragmatists

2 years ago

Malaysia’s #MeToo moment and the politics of schadenfreude