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20
Apr
2017

Oil Rents and Patronage: The fiscal effects of oil booms in the Argentine provinces

When do oil dependent governments decide to spend oil rents in expanding their political machines through patronage, clientelism, and in enlarging their repressive apparatus (to become authoritarian) as some rentier theories claim, or in providing better public services to their citizens to expand the support base of their electorate? Contrary to the expectations of rentier theories, this work argues that infrastructure can rise and patronage...Read more

20
Apr
2017

Oil Rents and Patronage: The Fiscal Effects of Oil Booms in the Argentine Provinces

When do oil dependent governments decide to spend oil rents in expanding their political machines through patronage, clientelism, and in enlarging their repressive apparatus (to become authoritarian) as some rentier theories claim, or in providing better public services to their citizens to expand the support base of their electorate? Contrary to the expectations of rentier theories, this work argues that infrastructure can rise and patronage...Read more

04
Apr
2017

Harry Rigby Lecture Series: Russia and the crisis in Western policy-making

Dr Bobo Lo is an independent analyst. He was previously Director of the China and Russia Programmes at the Centre for European Reform, Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, and Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Moscow. He is an Associate Research Fellow with the Russia/NIS Center at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI). Dr Lo writes extensively on Russian foreign policy, including A Wary...Read more

30
Mar
2017

Colombian film screening - CAZANDO LUCIÉRNAGAS / Chasing Fireflies

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of Colombia present the screening of: CAZANDO LUCIÉRNAGAS / Chasing Fireflies 6:30pm Thursday 30 March Leonard Huxley Theatre, Lvl 2, Leonard Huxley Bldng #56, Mills Rd, ANU GENRE / GÉNERO Drama (100 mins, 2013) DIRECTOR Roberto Flores Prieto CAST “Manrique ” Marlon Moreno “Valeria” Valentina Abril Manrique is the man in charge of guarding what is left from an abandoned...Read more

30
Mar
2017

Affective Response to a Territorial Threat in International Relations

This paper (co-authored with Thomas Wynter) investigates the emotional impact on citizens of international security threats, with an emphasis on the difference between territorial threats and non-territorial threats. It uses an online survey experiment and borrows tools for measuring emotional states from the psychology literature. Territory is associated with the power capabilities of states, the power of individuals within states to survive...Read more

28
Mar
2017

European Union development policy

Development aid from donor countries amounts to more than US $130 billion annually. More than half of that amount comes from European Union nations. However, sustainable development cannot be achieved through aid alone. The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development have underlined the importance of domestic resource mobilisation and investments – both public and private – for sustainable social,...Read more

24
Mar
2017

The West Verandah: The Life and Work of Les Murray

The Humanities Research Centre and the Centre for European Studies at The Australian National University proudly invite you to this book launch for The West Verandah: The Life and Work of Les Murray. Edited by Sonia Mycak and published by Boraga Academic. The book launch will feature a poetry reading by Les Murray, Australia’s leading poet and one of the greatest contemporary poets writing in English. Registration required westverandah...Read more

23
Mar
2017

Navigating Law, Politics and Informality: A Study of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1986-2015

Our talk is structured into two parts: First, drawing on insights from ongoing research of ours on judicial politics in Southeast Asia, we propose a relational approach to studying judicial politics in non-Western societies - a framework for the systematic analysis of informal relations between judges and other actors, within and outside the judiciary, based on common political interests, ideas, social identity, and even clientelistic...Read more

21
Mar
2017

American Council of Young Political Leaders: The political climate in the US today

The School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University proudly invites staff and students to join delegates from the American Council of Young Political Leaders for a panel and discussion on the Political situation in the U.S.A today. The panel will be chaired by Dr Richard Frank and include: The Honorable Tyler August (R), Speaker Pro Temporer Wisconsin State Assembly; The Honorable Anthony Daniels (D), Member...Read more

21
Mar
2017

Trade and Finance in the Era of Donald Trump: A European Perspective

The change in the White House has significant implications for the transatlantic economic relations. Suddenly, the dialogue on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has been replaced by the threat of a trade conflict. President Trump and his economic advisors appear to interpret the American trade deficit as the result of unfair policies implemented by the Europeans, namely the Germans. Two issues are particularly important. First,...Read more

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