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John McKay

John McKay

Analysis International & Deakin University, Australia

Associate of The Brenthurst Foundation


Professor John McKay is a Partner in Analysis International in Melbourne, Australia and Honorary Professor in Development Studies at Deakin University and in International Studies at RMIT University. He was Foundation Director of the Monash Asia Institute and the Australian APEC Study Centre, both at Monash University. He has served as President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs in Melbourne and is President of the Melbourne Chapter of the Society for International Development. He has a special interest in the economic restructuring of Asia, the emerging security situation, and economic and political cooperation in the region, and has undertaken detailed studies in Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan. He is one of the authors of the best-selling International Development: Issues and Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan), with a third edition to be published later in 2012. He also has considerable experience in Africa. He held a Goldsmiths Company research scholarship for work in Sierra Leone and also worked at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. More recently, he has written a number of papers on what Africa might learn from the successful development experiences in various parts of Asia, and on the implications for Africa of the rise of China and India.

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