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31
May
2017

Navigating the convoluted trade architectures: ‘Preference ordering’ for Australia and post-Brexit UK

The proliferation of overlapping mega-regional trade agreements has transformed the global trade landscape from one characterised by a clear‑cut choice between regionalism and multilateralism, to one that is defined by the complex interplay among multiple trade regimes, with outcomes shaping and reshuffling government’s trade policy preferences. Australia’s participation in the Trans‑Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive...Read more

25
May
2017

Compulsory Voting Rules, Reluctant Voters and Ideological Proximity Voting

Political theorists have argued that democracies should strive for high turnout, leading to an argument for the introduction of compulsory voting, one of the surest ways to increase turnout. Others have warned that this obligation comes at a cost of lower quality votes. We investigate these claims by examining the impact of compulsory voting on proximity voting. First, we examine individuals’ voting behavior in three countries with strong...Read more

18
May
2017

Panel Discussion: Post-Eurovision Blues

Co-hosted by the University of Sydney, the ANU Centre for European Studies, the University of New South Wales and the Ukraine Democracy Initiative Why is Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC)? The Guinness World Book of Records named the ESC the longest-running music competition in the history of modern broadcasting. It is certainly the biggest non-sports event in global television, targeting over 1 billion viewers in 2017. Started in...Read more

18
May
2017

Populism and Press Freedom

What is the relationship between populist rule and the freedom of the press? Populists are personalistic leaders who seek to gain and retain power by establishing unmediated links with mass constituencies, who are otherwise relatively free of existing party and institutional ties. Populists rely heavily on the media to mobilize popular support and thus face strong incentives to control and dominate the press. Using a new dataset on populist rule...Read more

13
May
2017

Cultural Representations of Transnational Childhoods: European-Australian-American Perspectives

It is assumed in Western culture that children have a natural need for a stable and safe domestic and familial environment (Holloway & Valentine 2000). Yet research reveals that the number of children whose everyday lives have been marked by mobility and the risks it entails is increasing substantially (Ní Laoire et al. 2010). Child-centered migration studies show that children often become actors in the immigration process as they negotiate...Read more

11
May
2017

ANCLAS Round Table - Language rights for indigenous and tribal peoples

Language rights for indigenous and tribal peoples Round table presented by the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, ANU and the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) Thursday 11 May, 6:30pm Speakers Prof Jane Simpson Prof Liliana Sánchez Prof Marcus Maia Norah Xueqing Zhong Location Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank) Haydon-Allen Building # 22, ANU Videos: LANGUAGES ROUND TABLE: Australia : https://www...Read more

04
May
2017

Gender, Anxiety, and Attitudes to Terrorism

Social dominance orientation (SDO) measures individuals’ preference for inter-group hierarchies; that is, the idea that some groups in society should rightly dominate other groups. This study examines the role of SDO in explaining anxiety about experiencing a terrorist attack, and support for counter-terrorism policies that potentially infringe individual liberties in seeking to defend community security. It also examines the role of gender in...Read more

03
May
2017

The Simón Bolívar String Quartet

Presented by The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Australia The Simón Bolívar String Quartet Wednesday 3 May, 7:00pm Location BIG BAND ROOM ANU School of Music William Herbert Place, Canberra Artists Alejandro Carreño, violin Boris Suarez, violin Ismel Campos, viola Aimon Mata, cello The Simón Bolívar String Quartet is made up of principal musicians of the...Read more

27
Apr
2017

25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Peace Accords

Public lecture presented by the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS), the Embassy of the Republic of El Salvador and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) Canberra Committee 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Peace Accords Thursday 27 April, 6:30pm Speakers Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador, H.E Luis Menendez and Dr. Alastair Greig, ANU Location The Allan Barton Forum 2nd Floor, Building 26C, CBE...Read more

27
Apr
2017

Big Ideas Panel Discussion - Songs for Europe: the history & politics of the Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is the largest song contest in the world. In 2017 an estimated one billion viewers worldwide including a growing audience in Australia will watch it. Although its organisers promote it as a ‘non-political’ event, a contest that spans Europe’s post-War and Communist eras cannot help but be political. It formed part of early attempts to unify the continent, and continues to be a platform for the celebration of minority...Read more

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