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19
Sep
2017

Addressing God in European Languages: Different Meanings, Different Cultural Attitudes

Speakers of different European languages tend to address God in different ways – and consequently, they relate to God in different ways. For example, addressing God in German as “Herr” is different from addressing God in English as “Lord” or in Russian, as “Gospodi”. Even terms of address based on the word meaning “God” carry with them different attitudes. For example, “Mon Dieu” in French is very different in tone from “My God” in English, and...Read more

14
Sep
2017

A Cause Worth Fighting For: The Contribution of Female Combatants to Rebel Success

Several studies suggest that armed resistance movements deploy female fighters because doing so offers specific strategic or tactical advantages; however, little is known about the potential impact of female fighters on the group’s ability to achieve its objectives. I therefore investigate this relationship in this manuscript. I identify several plausible mechanisms through which the presence of female fighters potentially influences the...Read more

09
Sep
2017

NGA Public Lecture - In Conversation: Angelica Mesiti, Making Work in Contemporary Europe

This is the next installment of our Art and Europe Lecture Series. Join Senior Curator Jaklyn Babington in conversation with Australian born, Paris-based video artist Angelica Mesiti for a discussion about her creative practice and work on view at the National Gallery of Australia. This event is free but bookings are essential. Post event glass of wine included. Book now About the artist Angelica Mesiti is one of Australia’s most significant...Read more

06
Sep
2017

Challenges of Political Party Regulation in the EU: Corruption, Hate Crime and Corporate Liability

The ANU Centre for European Studies and the Centre for International & Public Law co-present this lecture by Dr Aleksandar Marsavelski. The political processes of most European countries today are dominated by one or more political parties. Political parties typically control two out of three branches of government: the legislative and the executive branch, leaving only the judiciary independent from their influence. Thus, political parties...Read more

31
Aug
2017

South Australia’s Federation Referendum of 1898: A Quantitative Empirical Enquiry

The paper uses data from the 1901 census to throw light of the attributes of electors and electorates that encouraged or discouraged voting Yes in the 1898 SA federation referendum. It is concluded that British birth and an industrial occupation contributed powerfully to voting No in 1898. It is also concluded that in the 1899 referendum industrial occupation disappeared as a discouragement to voting Yes. William Coleman is a Reader at the...Read more

28
Aug
2017

Schuman Lecture Series - Schuman’s Vision in the Age of Disarray: Whither Europe and the West?

The ANU Centre for European Studies is delighted to present this contribution to our Schuman Lecture Series , to be delivered by Mr David Ritchie AO . This lecture is available online: Listen to the podcast Read the transcript Mr Robert Schuman set out a clear vision for Europe in his famous 1950 declaration. How does this vision measure up in these deeply uncertain times for Europe and the West and what does this mean for the future of European...Read more

27
Aug
2017

Segue 2017: Where Australia Meets Europe

Segue is a boutique festival at The Street Theatre , Canberra, running in partnership with the ANU Centre for European Studies , from 27 August to 3 September. The festival offers contemporary performance with a European dimension. Segue 2017 will explore where Australia meets Europe through a variety of events looking at visualising the collective imagination, and experimental approaches to collective decision making. This year's festival will...Read more

25
Aug
2017

Trust, Parties and Leaders: Findings from the 1987-2016 Australian Election Study

Political trust is a major issue in contemporary democracies and Australia is no exception. The most recent Australian Election Study found that public satisfaction with democracy and trust in politicians had reached some of the lowest levels ever recorded. The results are indicative of rising popular disaffection with the political class, as has emerged dramatically in Britain and the United States. Drawing upon Australian Election Study...Read more

24
Aug
2017

Can the Image and Practice Turn in International Relations Meet?: Understanding Military Scandal Images and Band of Brothers Culture

The study of images has proliferated in international relations, particularly in the last decade. However, much of this literature treats images as static artefacts and ignores the practices associated with the production, circulation, and consumption of images. This article calls for an engagement between the so-called visual and practice turns in international relations. It offers a new method of visual-practice discourse analysis and applies...Read more

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