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Congratulations to Prof Ihsan Yilmaz on his new ARC success

The new ARC Discovery Project is titled: Civilisations Mobilisation, Digital Technologies and Social Cohesion, and is led by Professor Ihsan Yilmaz; Dr Priya Chacko and Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc. Project summary: Civilisational populist rulers polarise societies mainly along religious lines. They also interfere with their emigrants, mobilising supporters against other expatriates. This project aims to advance knowledge of authoritarian states’ transnational influence on social cohesion and inter-group conflict. By studying Islamist and Hindutva civilisations mobilisations, their reach into their emigrants via digital technologies, and their impact on Turkish and Indian groups in Australia, the project aims to assist policymakers and community groups by generating conceptual frameworks, benchmarking data, and recommendations for making policies to deal with this phenomenon’s negative effects and for developing intervention strategies.