School of Politics and International Relations Seminar Series

Contacts

Marija Taflaga
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The School of Politics and International Relerations seminar series features the research of both ANU staff and visting fellows.

Past events

A Theory of Discussant Influence on Vote Choice in Multiparty Systems (plus some empirics)

22 Oct 2015

Many studies, especially from the US and the UK, have shown that at elections the people with whom we discuss politics in our everyday lives influence how we...

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Political prediction based on resilient stresses: What is going to happen to South Africa?

29 Oct 2015

Abstract  It's sometimes naively thought that short-term political prediction is easier than long-term prediction, because more contingencies pile up the...

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The Electoral Consequences of Ministerial Turnover in Canada

5 Nov 2015

Despite an abundance of studies on the incumbency advantage and elite careers, we know very little about the electoral performance of ministers and ex-...

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The New Politics of the Minimum Wage

12 Nov 2015

What are the partisan politics of the minimum wage? If left-wing parties are aligned with unions and right-wing parties with employers, we would expect a...

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Beyond elitism: The possibilities of labour-centred development in Latin America

19 Nov 2015

The ‘pink tide’ in Latin America is drawing increasing criticisms from the political left for its inability to confront existing socio-structural inequalities...

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Semester One: SPIR Seminar Series

18 Feb 2016

Week Speaker Talk title 18 February Mark Franklin "Does electoral integrity yield more...

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Does electoral integrity yield more responsive government?

18 Feb 2016

Abstract This paper investigates European party congruence with voters in left-right terms over the period of a quarter century since the late 1980s. By...

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Party Switching In Israel and Canada: Assessing the Impact of Electoral and Legislative Institutions

25 Feb 2016

This paper seeks to resolve the puzzle of an unexpected difference in the rates of party switching between Canada and Israel. Although it is well known that...

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Kenya’s 2007 elections – what went wrong, and why?

3 Mar 2016

International organisations play many different roles during election processes in new and emerging democracies (and in countries hoping to be seen as...

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Comparing Courts Cross-regionally: Lessons and Challenges

10 Mar 2016

This presentation summarizes the main results of the project “Judicial (In)dependence in New Democracies Courts, Presidents and Legislatures in Latin America...

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