School of Politics and International Relations - Events

12
Aug
2014

Acquiring Political Information: Effects of Threat and Emotion on Learning

Information about politics has been shown to be important for a number of aspects of civic competence and participation. It is therefore critical to understand how people acquire political information. People are sometimes exposed to new information in highly charged environments: War, terrorism, natural disasters, crime, financial crises. Situations like this are likely to generate anxiety which can have significant effects on people’s ability... Read more

04
Aug
2014

Seminar 7: Education and support for representative, direct and stealth democracy

Venue: Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre Speaker: Hilde Coffé is a Senior Lecturer at the Political Science and International Relations Programme at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research interests focus on public opinion, political behaviour, political representation and comparative research. She has written numerous articles which have been published in leading Political Science and Sociology journals and has been a... Read more

22
Jul
2014

Democratic Risk, the Great Depression, and the Euro Crisis

Seminar 14 Date: 22 July, 2014 Time: 4 - 5.15pm Venue: Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre Speaker: Iain McMenamin is an Associate Professor of Politics at Dublin City University. He is interested in most topics in comparative politics and has worked on East-Central Europe, business and politics, political communication, and political economy. He is the author of If Money Talks, What Does It Say? Corruption and Business Financing of... Read more

05
Jun
2014

Modernity and its Knowledges

Seminar 10 Date: 6 th May, 2014 Time: 4 - 5.15pm Venue: Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre Speaker: Sanjay Seth is Professor of Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is also Director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies. He has written extensively on postcolonial theory, social and political theory, and modern Indian history, including Subject Lessons: The Western Education of Colonial India (Duke UP 2007 and OUP... Read more

27
May
2014

Unraveling Substate Policy Collaboration: Canadian Schooling Reforms in the 1990s.

Seminar 12 Date: 27th May, 2014 Time: 4 - 5.15pm Venue: Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre Speaker: Jenn Wallner is an assistant professor of public policy in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. A political scientist studying education and fiscal federalism from a comparative and historical perspective, she has published a book (Learning to School: Federalism and Public Schooling in Canada, University of... Read more

20
May
2014

New Immigrant Support for the Canadian Political Community: Understanding Political Integration in the Face of Economic Marginalization

Seminar 12 Date: 20th May, 2014 Time: 4 - 5.15pm Venue: Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre Speaker: Dr. Stephen White ’s primary research interests are Canadian public opinion and political behaviour, with a focus on the political attitudes and behaviours of immigrant Canadians. Dr. White is currently a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science. In 2012-13... Read more

29
Apr
2014

(Mis) information and the Electorate: Political Ad Claims, Political Knowledge, and Turnout

Seminar 9 Date: 29 th April, 2014 Time: 4 - 5.15pm Venue: Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre Speaker: Dan Stevens is an associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Exeter. He was previously an assistant professor at the University of Miami and at Hartwick College in the US. He works primarily on questions surrounding political communication and political behaviour in the US and... Read more

11
Apr
2014

Stabilizing Minority Government: Would New Zealand's Confidence Protocol or European Constructive Non-Confidence be good for Canada (and perhaps Australia)?

Seminar 18 Date: 4 November , 2014 Time: 4 - 5.15pm Venue: Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre Speaker: Rainer Knopff is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. His work ranges broadly across the areas of public law, public policy, and political thought, with a particular focus on Canadian issues. He has published numerous books, articles, and chapters in these areas. Current work includes a... Read more

25
Mar
2014

Who Won the Election? Lessons from the Canadian Coalition Crisis in 2008

Seminar 5 Date: 25 March, 2014 Time: 4 - 5.15pm Venue: Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre Speaker: Louis Massicotte is a professor at the Department of Political Science at Universite Laval, in Quebec City, Canada. He taught at the University of Montreal for 14 years, and was guest professor at American University in Washington DC. He was also head of a Research Chair on Democracy and Parliamentary Institutions. His articles have... Read more

13
Mar
2014

Game On: A Defence of former Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Seminar 11 Date: 13 th May, 2014 Time: 4 - 5.15pm Venue: Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre Speaker: Mary Walsh is Associate Professor of Politics in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law and a Research Fellow in the Institute of Governance and Policy at the University of Canberra. She is the convenor of the Bachelor of Politics and International Relations, the Bachelor of Australian Politics and Public Policy and the Bachelor... Read more

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