Politics and Policy in Southeast and East Asia specialist group aims to provide a hub for scholarly activity in and of the Asia-Pacific. The group provides a forum for scholars of Southeast and East Asia, both within the field of politics and related disciplines, to discuss current research, explore, and develop future research.

We welcome all academics with a research interest in Southeast and East Asia or in areas linked to southeast and East Asia, to join the group. This includes teachers and postgraduate students. Membership is also open to practitioners working in or on Southeast and East Asia at all levels. We welcome members from outside the UK.

PSA members should request to join the group online. Simply log in to the PSA website (your PSA Membership Card has the log in details), go to the ‘My Account’ section and select the ‘Group Membership’ tab. Here you can request membership to any specialist group. 

If you are not a PSA Member please email the group convenors ( or so that we can add you to our mailing list and public directory. 

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Leanne-Marie McCarthy-Cotter    

Role: Convenor
Institution: Cardiff Metropolitan University

Liam McCarthy-Cotter    

Role: Convenor/Treasurer
Institution: University of the West of England

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