The Centre for Counter Hegemonic Studies (CCHS) was formed in early 2016 after concern that many western academic bodies constrain, censor and marginalise counter-hegemonic or anti-imperial research and discussion, due to their close ties with government and corporate sponsors.
This conditioning of debate over imperialism, neo-colonialism and struggles for indigenous and post-colonial self-determination limits research and debate. It places an effective gag on academic discussion of important contemporary matters.
In face of this, the CCHS is an initiative to publish and promote quality research, discussion and a range of related media on counter-hegemonic themes and issues, in support of independent nations and of the internationally recognised right of all peoples to self-determination.
The CCHS is an independent virtual network, not affiliated with any university, with its editorial base in Sydney, Australia. Its activities include:
- Publication of high quality research in an academic Occasional Paper series;
- Publication of high quality Discussion Papers, eBooks, video and other media;
- Re-publication of relevant news and reviews
- Translation and secondary publication of cognate high quality research;
- Development of cooperative relations with similar-minded research centres, including possible exchange visits and training projects.
The Occasional Paper series is double-blind refereed, typically from 5,000 to 8,000 words. Discussion Papers are high quality opinion or discussion papers, normally 1,000 to 3,000 words; which may be published after simple editorial review. Other papers of interest will be published in the general section.
All publication will be online and there will be no fees for either contributors or readers.
In the case of both debate and research articles, the views expressed are not necessarily those of the CCHS and copyright remains with the authors.
The CCHS is managed by an Editorial Board whose members support the aims of the Centre and occasionally contribute.
Dr Tim Anderson, Director (Sydney, Australia)
Professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi (Tehran University, Iran)
Dr Zeinab Ghasemi Tari (Tehran University, Iran)
Dr Dina Yulianti Sulaeman (Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia)
Dr Antero Benedito da Silva (National University of East Timor)
Mr Nuno Rodriguez Tchailoro, (National University of East Timor)
Professor Radmila Nastic (University of Kragujevac, Serbia)
Professor Tim Hayward (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
Associate Prof Jeremy Salt (Melbourne, Australia)
Associate Prof Bob Boughton (University of New England, Australia)
Dr Rodrigo Acuna (Sydney, Australia)
Dr Drew Cottle (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
Dr Jay Tharappel (Sydney, Australia)
Dr Marwa Osman (Beirut, Lebanon)
Ms Emma To (Australia)
Mr Tomas Freitas (East Timor)
Mr Carlos Martinez (England)