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27
Apr
2017

Pork is Policy: Dissipative Inclusion at Local Level

This paper investigates, in subnational comparative perspective, the impact of local public policies on several indicators of the quality of life, poverty, and inequality. This is a first attempt to investigate the role of the legislative branch in fighting poverty and inequality through targeted transfers, usually seen in derogatory form as pork barrel politics. We assess the potential distributional biases of pork policies and their effect on...Read more

26
Apr
2017

30 Years of Argentine Democratization: Consolidation or Recurrent Crisis?

Public lecture presented by the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS), the Australian Centre for Federalism (ACF) and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic. Wednesday 26 April, 6:30pm Speakers ANCLAS and ACF Visiting Fellow Dr Lucas González (UNSAM) Location The Allan Barton Forum 2nd Floor, Building 26C, CBE, Kingsley St Acton, ANU Delegative democracies are neither representative nor consolidated (i.e.,...Read more

26
Apr
2017

30 Years of Argentine Democratization: Consolidation or Recurrent Crisis?

Public lecture presented by the Australian Centre for Federalism (ACF), the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic. Wednesday 26 April, 6:30pm Speakers ACF and ANCLAS Visiting Fellow Dr Lucas González (UNSAM) Location The Allan Barton Forum 2nd Floor, Building 26C, CBE, Kingsley St Acton, ANU Delegative democracies are neither representative nor consolidated (i.e.,...Read more

26
Apr
2017

Brexit Lecture Series - The future of the European Union: Lessons from the Norwegian Experience

Professor Ulf Sverdrup holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo. Before taking up the position at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in 2012, he was a professor at the Norwegian Business School, BI, and he has also been a research professor at the ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo. He received his Masters degree from the University of Bergen. During his career Professor...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

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

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