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22
Nov
2016

A Difficult Neighbourhood Essays on Russia and East-Central Europe since World War II By Dr John Besemeres

Through a series of essays on key events in recent years in Russia, the western ex-republics of the USSR and the countries of the one-time Warsaw Pact, John Besemeres seeks to illuminate the domestic politics of the most important states, as well as Moscow’s relations with all of them. At the outset, he takes some backward glances at the violent suppression of national life in the ‘bloodlands’ of Europe during World War II by the Stalinist and...Read more

14
Nov
2016

Mapuche indigenous worldviews and political histories

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) presents: Mapuche indigenous worldviews and political histories Public Lecture by Jaime Huenchullan Monday 14 November 6:30pm Hanna Neumann, Seminar Room G058, Building #21, ANU What are the aims of Mapuche struggles in Chile? What role should the state play as regards indigenous demands? What have left-leaning governments in Chile and South America meant for the long-lasting...Read more

14
Nov
2016

Book launch - Brazil in the World, by Sean W. Burges

Book launch "Brazil in the World: The international relations of a South American giant" by Sean W. Burges Itamaraty Palace (Brazilian Foreign Ministry), Brasília on Nov 14 at 16:00 Dr Burges will launch his new book on Brazilian Foreign Policy during the 2000s, "Brazil in the World: The international relations of a South American giant" , on November 14 th at 16:00, room D, Itamaraty Palace (Brazilian Foreign Ministry), Brasília. This book...Read more

10
Nov
2016

‘Intra-party divisions in time of party transformation: a framework for analysis’

Intra-party cohesion is a crucial feature of parliamentary democracies. Indeed, government’s stability and survival as well as legislative activity greatly depend on the capacity of political parties to work as unified entities. However, parties are not monolithic organizations: they aggregate more or less divergent views; include amateurs and professionals, followers and leaders; and are organized along a hierarchical or stratarchical structure...Read more

08
Nov
2016

Geographical indications: EU policy at home and abroad

The European U nion (EU) has been the principal driver of policy on geographical indications (GIs). Classified as a form of “intellectual property”, GIs have been contentious, creating considerable difficulties in international trade negotiations. This paper reviews how GI policy for foodstuffs is implemented within the EU and the key features the EU seeks in its trade treaties. The limited data available on the operation of the EU GI scheme...Read more

05
Nov
2016

DAY OF THE DEAD FIESTA

The 5th annual DAY OF THE DEAD FIESTA hosted by Los Chavos! Day of the Dead Fiesta Saturday November 5th 3pm - 11:30pm Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera Street, Braddon, Tickets available now ( EventBrite ) A community celebration of Afro-Latin music and culture with live bands + interstate guests, DJs, performances, food & craft stalls, face painting, workshops and live art! Come and experience the vibes and atmosphere of a Latin American fiesta...Read more

04
Nov
2016

FORRÓ & FLAMENCO

FORRÓ & FLAMENCO A night of acoustic Latin American music 7pm - 11pm FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER Polish White Eagle Club, 38 David St Turner Clandestino Events & The BeeHive proudly present two of Melbourne’s finest musical groups in one night presenting authentic organic Latin American music. A rare chance to experience these styles of music played by world class musicians. Mandacaru https://www.facebook.com/mandacaruband/ MANDACARU share and...Read more

03
Nov
2016

Life after Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide

A surprising feature of democratisation in many countries is that large numbers of people, after gaining the right to choose their leaders through free and fair elections, vote for political parties with deep roots in dictatorship. Authoritarian successor parties—or parties that emerge from authoritarian regimes but that operate after a transition to democracy—are one of the most common features of the global democratic landscape. They have been...Read more

25
Oct
2016

Peer Review of Agency Decision- Making

This work focuses on an increasingly common phenomenon in transnational governance, whereby the decisions of a national regulatory agency are subject to review by committees of international peers. In the EU, such peer review has become a formal requirement of decision-making by regulatory agencies, while it also occurs within international organisations and transnational regulatory networks. I propose a framework for understanding the possible...Read more

22
Oct
2016

San Lazaro

A heavy night of Latin vibes as Melbourne's San Lazaro launch their album "La Despedida" SATURDAY 22nd OCTOBER @ 8pm at the ANU Bar It's a tropical night. You hear the sound of congas and bongos, brass sections and chorus vocals. It's a toe-tapping hip-rolling mambo and that cowbell is ringing and the bass is bouncing and while it's a familiar sound, something seems different this time. San Lazaro ' s unique take on Latin music is a blend of old...Read more

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