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Dr Douglas Hill

Position:

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications:BA(Hons)(ANU), PhD(Curtin)

Office Hours:

By email appointment

 

Teaching

GEOG102 Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG216 Resource Evaluation and Planning
GEOG228 Uneven Development in Contemporary India
GEOG328 Uneven Development in Contemporary India
GEOG380 Field Research Studies (Arts)
GEOG472 Contemporary Developments in Environmental Management
GEOG473 Contemporary Geographies of South Asia
GEOG495 Master’s Thesis Preparation

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Research Interests

  • South Asia (especially India)
  • Development Studies
  • Geopolitics and Transboundary Water Resources
  • Migrant labour
  • Ports, labour restructuring and Maritime Trade
  • Rural Development and participatory governance in West Bengal
  • Urban transformation and Socio-Spatial segregation in India's megacities

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Current Research Projects

  • Geopolitics, Transboundary Water Resources and civil society in South Asia
  • The port sector and labour relations in Bangladesh, India and Malaysia
  • The transformation of urban space in Kolkata

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Postgraduate Student Supervision

  • Sanju Koirala (PhD) Displacement and Hydro-power in Nepal (Douglas Hill (60%) with Prof Richard Morgan)
  • Ben Payne (PhD) ‘Beyond interfering Greenies? Understanding the Competing discourses of High Country Tenure Review’ (Douglas Hill with Assoc.Prof Michelle Thompson Fawcett and Dr Brent Lovelock, Dept. of Tourism)

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Completed Supervision

  • Nikki Aaron (PhD) Devadasi women and HIV/AIDs policy in Karnataka, southern India (with the Dept of Religious Studies)
  • Rakhee Chattbar (PhD) IT-enabled rural development in South India: The limits of bridging the digital divide through technology
  • Joseph Whitworth (MPlan) The Role of Planning in Contemporary Urban India: Consequences, and Lessons from the Hyderabad Metropolitan Rail: Telangana, India
  • Rosa Conway BA (Hons) Politics of Difference: Development Practice and New Zealand NGOs
  • Rachel Batchelor (MA) Transboundary Water Resources and civil society in the Mekong Region.
  • David Gawith (MA) Water Stress in the Mid-Himalayas, Nepal
  • Tess Guiney (PhD) Voluntourism and Orphanages in Cambodia
  • Adrian Nel (PhD) REDD+ and the Carbon economy.
  • Nave Wald (PhD) Peasant Movements and agricultural change in northern Argentina.
  • Onur Oktem (PhD Completed 2012) IWRM, Transboundary Water Resources and Turkish water bureaucracy (with Department of Political Studies)
  • Shaun Hamilton (MPlan, Completed 2011) Participatory Irrigation Management in Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Richard Nyhof (MPlan, Completed 2011) Appropriate Technology and Water in South Asia
  • Lucy Petheram (MA, Completed 2010) Hydro-politics in post-conflict Nepal
  • Johnie Nyametso (PhD, Completed 2010) Squatter Settlement in Accra,Ghana
  • Sarah Wild (MPlan, Completed 2009) Housing reconstruction in post-Tsunami Sri Lanka
  • Em Oystom Rural Livelihoods in Tanzania (MPlan, Completed 2008)
  • Jack Lewis (MPlan Completed 2007) Planning for Port Cities in East Africa
  • Rosie McKenzie (PGDip Arts Completed 2006) NGOs and education in Vietnam

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Publications

Hill, D. (2017). The Indus Basin: The potential for Basin-wide management between India and Pakistan. In Z. Adeel & R. G. Wirsing (Eds.), Imagining Industan: Overcoming water insecurity in the Indus Basin. (pp. 141-158). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-32845-4_8

Gawith, D., Hill, D., & Kingston, D. (2017). Determinants of vulnerability to the hydrological effects of climate change in rural communities: Evidence from Nepal. Climate & Development, 9(1), 50-65. doi: 10.1080/17565529.2015.1067184

Koirala, S., Hill, D., & Morgan, R. (2017). Impacts of the delay in construction of a large scale hydropower project on potential displacees. Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal, 35(1), 106-116. doi: 10.1080/14615517.2016.1271540

Hill, D. P. (2016). Regional integration and its discontents: The case of transboundary water sharing. In K. S. Farrell & S. Ganguly (Eds.), Heading East: Security, trade, and environment between India and Southeast Asia. (pp. 195-215). Oxford University Press.

Wald, N., & Hill, D. (2016). Anarchist geographies in the rural global south. In R. J. White, S. Springer & M. L. de Souza (Eds.), The practice of freedom: Anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. (pp. 23-42). London, UK: Rowan & Littlefield.

Authored Book - Research

Athique, A., & Hill, D. (2010). The multiplex in India: A cultural economy of urban leisure. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 244p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Hill, D. (2017). The Indus Basin: The potential for Basin-wide management between India and Pakistan. In Z. Adeel & R. G. Wirsing (Eds.), Imagining Industan: Overcoming water insecurity in the Indus Basin. (pp. 141-158). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-32845-4_8

Hill, D. P. (2016). Regional integration and its discontents: The case of transboundary water sharing. In K. S. Farrell & S. Ganguly (Eds.), Heading East: Security, trade, and environment between India and Southeast Asia. (pp. 195-215). Oxford University Press.

Wald, N., & Hill, D. (2016). Anarchist geographies in the rural global south. In R. J. White, S. Springer & M. L. de Souza (Eds.), The practice of freedom: Anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. (pp. 23-42). London, UK: Rowan & Littlefield.

Hill, D. (2016). Regional cooperation and Asia’s low carbon economy transition: The case of New Zealand. In V. Anbumozhi, K. Kalirajan, F. Kimura & X. Yao (Eds.), Investing on low-carbon energy systems: Implications for regional economic cooperation. (pp. 309-326). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-0761-3_11

Hill, D., Wald, N., & Guiney, T. (2016). Development and neoliberalism. In S. Springer, K. Birch & J. MacLeavy (Eds.), The handbook of neoliberalism. (pp. 130-141). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Hill, D. P. (2016). Approaching contemporary India: The politics of scale, space and aspiration in the time of Modi. In S. Venkateswar & S. Bandyopadhyay (Eds.), Globalisation and the challenges of development in contemporary India. (pp. 251-270). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-0454-4_13

Wald, N., Rosin, C., & Hill, D. (2012). 'Soyization' and food security in South America. In C. Rosin, P. Stock & H. Campbell (Eds.), Food systems failure: The global food crisis and the future of agriculture. (pp. 166-181). Abingdon, UK: Earthscan.

Hill, D., & Scrase, T. J. (2012). Neoliberal development, port reform and displacement: The case of Kolkata and Haldia, West Bengal, India. In R. Ganguly-Scrase & K. Lahiri-Dutt (Eds.), Rethinking displacement: Asia Pacific perspectives. (pp. 31-51). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Hill, D. (2011). Liberalisation, urban space and the 'decent crowd' in contemporary India. In B. Stoddart & A. Weigold (Eds.), India and Australia: Bridging different worlds. (pp. 132-144). New Delhi, India: Readworthy.

Hill, D. (2009). Boundaries, scale and power in South Asia. In D. Ghosh, H. Goodall & S. Hemelryk Donald (Eds.), Water, sovereignty and borders in Asia and Oceania. (pp. 87-103). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Hill, D. (2009). Governance, labour and uneven development: The political economy of the port sector in South and South-East Asia. In M. Gillan & B. Pokrant (Eds.), Trade, labour and transformation of community in Asia. (pp. 157-181). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

McGregor, A. R., & Hill, D. (2009). North-South. In R. Kitchin & N. Thrift (Eds.), International encyclopedia of human geography. (pp. 473-480). Elsevier.

Hill, D. (2008). The regional politics of water sharing: Contemporary issues in South Asia. In K. Lahiri-Dutt & R. J. Wasson (Eds.), Water first: Issues and challenges for nations and communities in South Asia. (pp. 59-80). New Delhi, India: Sage.

Hill, D. P. (2008). Developing India's ports: Balancing economic and social objectives. In J. Reveley & M. Tull (Eds.), Port privatisation: The Asia-Pacific experience. (pp. 152-166). Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar.

Hill, D. P., Scrase, T. J., & Wells, A. (2008). Privatisation and labour relations in Asian ports: The case of Port Klang, Malaysia. In J. Reveley & M. Tull (Eds.), Port privatisation: The Asia-Pacific experience. (pp. 94-109). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Hill, D. (2007). Food security, governance, and rural development under the BJP. In J. McGuire & I. Copland (Eds.), Hindu nationalism and governance. (pp. 179-200). New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.

Hill, D. (2003). State, governance and local community in Bankura, West Bengal. In R. Pradhan (Ed.), Legal pluralism and unofficial law in social, economic and political development (vol. 1). (pp. 105-124). Kathmandu, Nepal: International Centre for the Study of Nature, Environment and Culture.

Hill, D. (2002). The community in development discourse in an era of global capitalism. In P. O'Connor & J. Scott (Eds.), Undisciplined thoughts. (pp. 143-156). Perth, Western Australia: Black Swan Press.

Hill, D. (2001). Investigating the subsistence economy in West Bengal. In S. Kar, D. Talukdar, T. Das, R. Ghosh & B. Chattopadhyay (Eds.), West Bengal: Beyond the Millenium. (pp. 172). Kolkata, India: Directed Initiative.

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Journal - Research Article

Gawith, D., Hill, D., & Kingston, D. (2017). Determinants of vulnerability to the hydrological effects of climate change in rural communities: Evidence from Nepal. Climate & Development, 9(1), 50-65. doi: 10.1080/17565529.2015.1067184

Koirala, S., Hill, D., & Morgan, R. (2017). Impacts of the delay in construction of a large scale hydropower project on potential displacees. Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal, 35(1), 106-116. doi: 10.1080/14615517.2016.1271540

Wald, N., & Hill, D. P. (2016). ‘Rescaling’ alternative food systems: From food security to food sovereignty. Agriculture & Human Values, 33(1), 203-213. doi: 10.1007/s10460-015-9623-x

Zweifel, E. L., & Hill, D. P. (2015). Still a good neighbour? Implications of changing priorities in New Zealand Aotearoa's aid sector. New Zealand Geographer, 71(2), 67-80. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12081

Hill, D. P. (2015). Where hawks dwell on water and bankers build power poles: Transboundary waters, environmental security and the frontiers of neo-liberalism. Strategic Analysis, 39(6), 729-743. doi: 10.1080/09700161.2015.1090679

Nel, A., & Hill, D. (2014). Beyond "win-win" narratives: The varieties of Eastern and Southern African carbon forestry and scope for critique. Capitalism Nature Socialism, 25(4), 19-35. doi: 10.1080/10455752.2014.948466

Hill, D., & Athique, A. (2013). Multiplexes, corporatised leisure and the geography of opportunity in India. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14(4), 600-614. doi: 10.1080/14649373.2013.831198

Nel, A., & Hill, D. (2013). Constructing walls of carbon: The complexities of community, carbon sequestration and protected areas in Uganda. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 31(3), 421-440. doi: 10.1080/02589001.2013.802430

Hill, D. P. (2013). Trans-boundary water resources and uneven development: Crisis within and beyond contemporary India. South Asia, 36(2), 243-257. doi: 10.1080/00856401.2013.784234

Hill, D. (2013). Water-sharing in the Indus Basin: A peaceful, sustainable future is possible. Global dialogue, 15(2), 28-33.

Hill, D. P. (2012). Port reform, South Asian migrant workers and spaces of vulnerability in Port Klang, Malaysia. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 53(2), 105-117. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8373.2012.01486.x

Mabbott Athique, A., & Hill, D. (2007). Multiplex cinemas and urban redevelopment in India. Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture & Policy, (124), 108-118.

Hill, D. (2006). The politics of water in South Asia. Transforming Cultures eJournal, 1(2). Retrieved from http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/TfC

Hill, D. P. (2005). Decentralisation, politics and legal pluralism in West Bengal. Indian Socio-Legal Journal, 31, 107-120.

Hill, D. (2002). Food security, governance and rural development under the BJP. South Asia, 25(3), 147-164.

Hill, D. (2001). Rural developments: A case study from Bankura. South Asia, 24(1), 117-140.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Hill, D. P. (2010). Politics, capital and leisure in India: Situating the port and the multiplex at Kolkata. In E. Morrell & M. D. Barr (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA): Crises and Opportunities. Canberra, Australia: Asian Studies Association of Australia & the University of Adelaide. Retrieved from http://asaa.asn.au/ASAA2010/reviewed_papers/

Hill, D. (2005). Neo-liberalism, hegemony and development in India. Proceedings of the Hegemony: Explorations into Consensus, Coercion and Culture Workshop. Retrieved from http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/research/hegemony/events/2005-workshop/doug-hill.pdf

Hill, D. (2005). Globalisation and labour relations: The case of Asian ports. In M. Baird, R. Cooper & M. Westcott (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. 2, (pp. 75-82). Sydney, Australia: University Publishing Service. [Full Paper]

Hill, D. (2003). Policy, politics and chronic poverty: The experience of Bankura District, West Bengal. Proceedings of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre International Conference. Retrieved from http://www.chronicpoverty.org/pdfs/conferencepapers/hill.pdf

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Koirala, S., Hill, D., & Morgan, R. (2014). Evolution of local activism on West Seti Hydropower Project and influence of multiple actors. In T. Konlechner & S. Connelly (Eds.), Proceedings of the Postgraduate Symposium. (pp. 36). Retrieved from http://www.geography.otago.ac.nz/resources

Hill, D. (2014). Accumulation and exclusion in neo-liberal India. In D. Hill (Ed.), Proceedings of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet) Conference. (pp. 42). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. [Abstract]

Hill, D. (2004). The globalisation of the port sector and the transformation of urban space in South Asia. Proceedings of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Inter Congress. (pp. 37). Culcutta, India: University of Calcutta. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Hill, D. (2013, October). Political economy of the 'new' India: A socio-spatial perspective on the rise of the multiplex. Verbal presentation at the Centenary of Indian Cinema Conference: Aesthetics, Economics, and Politics, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Hill, D. (2009, June). Foucault, geography, and India. Verbal presentation at the Department of Media, Film & Communication Foucault Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Hill, D. (2005, October). Contemporary trends in infrastructure development in India. Verbal presentation at the 6th India Update Conference, Perth, Australia.

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Other Research Output

Hill, D. & Connelly, S. (2016, October). Community power? Exploring the process for change through the Clean Energy for Eternity campaign in NSW, Australia. Otago Energy Research Centre (OERC), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Research Seminar].

Huat, C. B., Schonthal, B., Voci, P., Hill, D., Ghosh, G., Devadas, V., & Nicholls, B. (2013). The Asian century: Encounters and exchanges, Asian Migrations Research Theme, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Roundtable Discussion].

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Hill, D. P. (2005). Globalisation, livelihoods and governance in Bankura District, West Bengal (PhD). Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. 348p.

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