School of Politics and International Relations - Events

26
Feb
2015

What is a Free and Fair Election? Evidence from Russia

Russian elections since 1991 have represented one of the most difficult cases for the comparative analysis of election processes. The most recent 2011-12 parliamentary and presidential elections were strongly condemned by many observers, including the OSCE monitoring team, and on that basis by Western governments. But how valid was their examination? What did other groups of international monitors have to say? And how can we - indeed can we -... Read more

12
Feb
2015

Improving Cross-National Measurement of Legislative Power: Preliminary Results from an Expert Survey

Speaker: Svitlana Chernykh is a Lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. She received her PhD in 2011 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to coming to ANU, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and a Junior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College. Her research focuses on democratisation, comparative political institutions (parties,... Read more

25
Nov
2014

Bipartisanship and Public Policy in the United States

Speaker: Charles R. Shipan is a Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He is also the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences in the Department of Political Science and the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan, Shipan served on the faculty at the University of Iowa and held positions as a Research Fellow at the Brookings... Read more

18
Nov
2014

Curse of Friendship: IMF program, Friendship with the United States and Foreign Direct Investment

Speaker: Chungshik Moon received his PhD in political science from Florida State University (2014). His current research interests include the causes and effects of economic globalisation and development and institutional performance in autocracies. His publications appear in International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of East Asian Studies. He has various working papers examining the effect of an IMF... Read more

04
Nov
2014

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

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 book entitled How Democratic is the Charter, and Does it Matter?, which builds on an article of the same... Read more

12
Sep
2014

Make your impact with the Master of Globalisation

Speaker : Dr April Biccum Location : This is an online event. Want to understand the rapid pace of the world and nature and challenges of global affairs? The Master of Globalisation at ANU is the only degree of its type in Australia that allows you to focus your studies on globalisation. Hear from the Convenor: “The idea behind our master’s program is that it starts with international relations and opens out to courses across the university,... Read more

10
Sep
2014

Regulating Disinformation: Poll Embargo and Electoral Coordination

Seminar 4 Date: 18 March, 2014 Time: 4 - 5.15pm Venue: Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre Speaker: Ignacio Lago is Associate Professor of Political Science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). His research interests include electoral systems, political behaviour and party politics. His recent publications have appeared in Economics and Politics, Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Economy, European Journal of... Read more

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

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