1980: Winner of Herskovitz Award of the US African Studies Association 1980 (for book Class and Economic Change in Kenya).
1983: Rethinking Socialismnominated as one of the New Statesman’s ‘Books of the Year’.
1983-88: Teaching Consultant and Guest Lecturer, Third World Studies Program, British Open University. (My book, Development and Underdevelopment in Historical Perspective was adopted as a set text for students on this program).
1987-88: Fulbright Fellow, Cornell University and State University of New York at Cortland
1995: Soros Foundation award for research project on ‘Agrarian Reform in Post-Communist Russia’, conducted in conjunction with Centre for Humanitarian Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Moscow.
2000: Appointed to Advisory Board of the Journal of Peasant Studies, and, later, the Journal of Agrarian Change
2003: Brockington Visiting Fellow, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
2003: Wittgenstein and Society chosen as one of History Today’s twenty books of the year for 2003.
2004: Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
2004: Appointed Professor and Head of School, School of Politics and International Relations, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
2007: Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences
2008: Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities
2009: Visiting Professor, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Research (CURDS) University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
2011-13: Visiting Research Fellow, International Center for Sports History and Culture, Simon de Montfort University, Leicester, UK
2012: Retired from service at UNSW and appointed Emeritus Professor.