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William Case

Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

William Case is Professor and Head of School of Politics, History and International Relations at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. He was previously Professor of Southeast Asian politics and Director of the Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC) at City University of Hong Kong; Associate Professor in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia); Lecturer at University College, University of New South Wales, Australian Defense Force Academy; and Adjunct Lecturer at MARA University (Institute) of Technology (Shah Alam, Malaysia). He has also held visiting or research positions at the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University; Ateneo de Manila University; University of Malaya; De La Salle University (Manila); National University of Malaysia; University of the Philippines at Diliman; Chulalongkorn University; and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta).

Expertise Summary

Professor Case's areas of research specialization include Comparative Politics, Comparative Democratization, Elite Analysis, and Southeast Asian politics.

Teaching Summary

Professor Case's teaching and learning interests include comparative political economy, global political economy, comparative politics, political regime types and change, and democratization. At… read more

Research Summary

Professor Case is currently researching political transition in Malaysia, Coivid-19 pandemic policy in Malaysia, and Malaysia's place in the East Asian region. He is also continuing a longstanding… read more

Recent Publications

  • WILLIAM CASE, 2020. Democracy in an Age of Authoritarianism. In: Malaysia's 14th General Election and UMNO's Fall: Intra-Elite Feuding and the Pursuit of Power Routledge. 21-42
  • WILLIAM CASE, 2019. 'Politics in Malaysia Today': 'Demise of the Hybrid? Not so Fast' Taiwan Journal of Democracy. 15(2), 1-29
  • WILLIAM CASE, 2018. 'Political Elites in Southeast Asia'. In: HEINRICH BEST AND JOHN HIGLEY, ed., Palgrave Handbook of Political Elites Palgrave. 225-240
  • WILLIAM CASE, 2017. Populist Threats and Democracy's Fate in Southeast Asia: Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia Routledge Focus.

Professor Case's teaching and learning interests include comparative political economy, global political economy, comparative politics, political regime types and change, and democratization. At UNMC, he teaches into the International Relations programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Current Research

Professor Case is currently researching political transition in Malaysia, Coivid-19 pandemic policy in Malaysia, and Malaysia's place in the East Asian region. He is also continuing a longstanding research agenda involving democratic change and authoritarian resilience across the Southeast Asian region.

Past Research

Professor Case's research agendas have addressed democratic change, authoritarian durability, and the origins and the persistence of hybrid political regimes, especially in Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region. He has written too on political elites.

Future Research

Professor Case envisions new research agendas involving China-Southeast Asia relations and their impact on the comparative political economies of Southeast Asian country cases.

  • WILLIAM CASE, 2020. Democracy in an Age of Authoritarianism. In: Malaysia's 14th General Election and UMNO's Fall: Intra-Elite Feuding and the Pursuit of Power Routledge. 21-42
  • WILLIAM CASE, 2019. 'Politics in Malaysia Today': 'Demise of the Hybrid? Not so Fast' Taiwan Journal of Democracy. 15(2), 1-29
  • WILLIAM CASE, 2018. 'Political Elites in Southeast Asia'. In: HEINRICH BEST AND JOHN HIGLEY, ed., Palgrave Handbook of Political Elites Palgrave. 225-240
  • WILLIAM CASE, 2017. Populist Threats and Democracy's Fate in Southeast Asia: Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia Routledge Focus.
  • WILLIAM CASE, 2017. 'Stress Testing Leadership in Malaysia': 'The 1MDB Scandal and Najib Tun Razak' The Pacific Review. 30(5), 633-654
  • WILLIAM CASE, 2016. 'Democracy's Meaning, Progress, and Recession'. In: NICK BISLEY AND MARK BEESON, ed., Issues in 21st Century World Politics third. Macmillan. 233-249
  • WILLIAM CASE, ed., 2015. Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization Routledge.

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