Hasrul Hanif

Department of Politics and International Relations

PhD research student


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Hasrul Hanif
Department of Politics and International Relations
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
S10 2TU

Hasrul Hanif received the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education Scholarship to fund his PhD, to conduct research on politics of extractive industries governance with a main focus on “Depoliticisation and Democratic Governance in Indonesia: The Case of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative”. His supervisors for his PhD thesis are Dr Matthew Wood and Professor Allister McGregor.

Research interests

His current research interests are:

  • Business and Politics
  • Political Economy of Natural Resources
  • Comparative Democracy and Development
  • Democratisation in Global South.

Before commencing his PhD study, he was involved in teaching at university and policy advocacy regarding issues of governance, politics of natural resources and comparative democracy in Indonesia and the Global South.


Lay, C., Hanif, H., Ridwan, & Rohman, N. (2017). The Rise of Uncontested Elections in Indonesia: Case Studies of Pati and JayapuraContemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs 39(3), 427-448.