Ph.D. (ANU), M.A. (VUW). Assistant Professor of politics at the Petroleum Institute (Abu Dhabi). Research interests include: The economics of conflict in divided societies Normative theories of, and liberal responses to, secession Separatist movements in South Asia, particularly Kashmir Liberal responses to multiculturalism and identity politics Electoral politics in South Asia Social capital and the effects of secession upon it Culture and its effects upon government policy, particularly regarding language and education