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20
Mar
2017

UK Parliamentary Delegation Panel and Discussion: The political situation in the UK today.

The School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University proudly invites staff and students to join the CPA UK Delegation to a discussion on the political situation in the UK today featuring the following members of the UK Parliament: Rt Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger MP (Conservative); Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP (Labour); Rt Hon. Yvonne Fovargue MP (Labour); Rt. Hon. Sir Alan Haselhurst MP (Conservative); The Rt Hon...Read more

19
Mar
2017

NGA Public Lecture: A European Royal State - Louis XIV's Savonnerie Carpets

Wolf Burchard, Furniture Research Curator, National Trust, London, author of The sovereign artist: Charles Le Brun and the image of Louis XIV , discusses Louis XIV's Savonnerie carpets. Supported by the ANU Centre for European Studies.Read more

16
Mar
2017

How Desirable is Intra-Party Democracy? Evidence from the Political Party Database Project

Few scholars on political parties would disagree that intra-party democracy (IPD) is desirable. Yet, this is exactly where agreement ends. Precisely how we should conceptualize IPD is open to debate. This paper suggests a two-dimensional conceptualization of IPD based on the nature of the process of intra-party decision-making and presents findings on 122 parties in 19 democracies. It shows that many modern political parties combine plebiscitary...Read more

15
Mar
2017

Burial Rites: Mortuary Practises of the Prehistoric Cultures of Coastal Northern Chile

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) presents: Burial Rites: Mortuary Practises of the Prehistoric Cultures of Coastal Northern Chile Wednesday 15 March 6:30pm The Allan Barton Forum, 2nd Floor, Building 26C, CBE, ANU Public lecture by Dr Christopher Carter The world's oldest artificial mummies are found along the desert coast of Chile. The Chinchorro were hunter/fishers who lived on the coast of northern Chile and...Read more

09
Mar
2017

What have we learned about constitutional design in deeply divided societies over the last quarter of a century?

In the aftermath of the end of the cold war, constitutional transitions in South Africa (1994), Bosnia (1995), Fiji (1997), Northern Ireland (1998) and Iraq (2005) aimed at ameliorating ethnic conflict, fostering resilient democracy and achieving political stability. This paper asks what these cases teach us about suitable constitutional arrangements for divided societies. The first part examines the debates between so-called ‘centripetalist’, ‘...Read more

08
Mar
2017

US-Russia Update

The Trump presidency has introduced a new dynamic in US-Russia relations. Having served as President Putin’s Director for the USA-WesternRegional Fund for Presidential Programs in Moscow, Professor Vladimir Kuznetsov will draw on his extensive knowledge of Russian politics in this US-Russia update. Professor Vladimir Kuznetsov is currently Professor of International Relations and World Economy at the Far-Eastern State University in Vladivostok,...Read more

07
Mar
2017

The Local and Global Trade Policy Implications of Brexit

The University of Adelaide’s EU Centre for Global Affairs and The Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies are collaborating to host a high-level panel discussion on the local and global trade policy implications of Brexit. Alan Winters CB Professor of Economics, University of Sussex, United Kingdom Alan Winters CB is a leading specialist on the empirical and policy analysis of international trade, especially in developing...Read more

03
Mar
2017

Social Movements and Identity in Contemporary Russia

Beyond ‘regime’ and ‘opposition’: structural features of protest and social movements in Putin’s Russia—Mischa Gabowitsch Protest in Russia is often portrayed as a struggle between the political regime and a liberal opposition supported by a small urban middle class. Yet all of these terms are misleading. Rather than reflecting the experiences of Russian activists, they are perpetuated by the structural biases of both traditional and online...Read more

02
Mar
2017

Gendered ministerial careers in three Westminster countries

In recent years there has been an increased scholarly interest in the descriptive representation of women in executives. Particular emphasis has been given to women’s (s)election to cabinet, the allocation of portfolios and, more recently, the opportunities for the substantive representation of women by women ministers. A parallel research trajectory has emerged exploring the determinants of ministerial appointment, survival and exit, although...Read more

28
Feb
2017

Brexit: Why and How?

Aneurin (Nye) Hughes had an eminent career with the British Foreign Office and was Head of the European Commission’s Delegation to Australia and New Zealand from 1995 to 2002. Mr Hughes has an intricate knowledge of European affairs, having first joined the Commission in 1973 at the time of the UK’s accession to the European Community. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr Hughes’ diplomatic career in the British Foreign Service included postings...Read more

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