School of Politics and International Relations Seminar Series


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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

Life after Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide

3 Nov 2016

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...

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

10 Nov 2016

Intra-party cohesion is a crucial feature of parliamentary democracies. Indeed, government’s stability and survival as well as legislative activity greatly...

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Citizens’ Wealth: Why and How to Transform Sovereign Funds into Citizens’ Funds

1 Dec 2016

How can it be that more governments are wealthier than ever, and yet fewer citizens enjoy the benefits that such wealth can bring? Never before have so many...

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SPIR Seminar Series: Semester 1, 2017

23 Feb 2017

  Week Speaker Talk title 23 February Patrick Dunleavy "Why some bureaucratic autonomy is key...

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Gendered ministerial careers in three Westminster countries

2 Mar 2017

In recent years there has been an increased scholarly interest in the descriptive representation of women in executives. Particular emphasis has been given to...

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What have we learned about constitutional design in deeply divided societies over the last quarter of a century?

9 Mar 2017

In the aftermath of the end of the cold war, constitutional transitions in South Africa (1994), Bosnia (1995), Fiji (1997), Northern Ireland (1998) and Iraq (...

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How Desirable is Intra-Party Democracy? Evidence from the Political Party Database Project

16 Mar 2017

Few scholars on political parties would disagree that intra-party democracy (IPD) is desirable. Yet, this is exactly where agreement ends. Precisely how we...

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Navigating Law, Politics and Informality: A Study of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1986-2015

23 Mar 2017

Our talk is structured into two parts: First, drawing on insights from ongoing research of ours on judicial politics in Southeast Asia, we propose a...

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Affective Response to a Territorial Threat in International Relations

30 Mar 2017

This paper (co-authored with Thomas Wynter) investigates the emotional impact on citizens of international security threats, with an emphasis on the...

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Oil Rents and Patronage: The Fiscal Effects of Oil Booms in the Argentine Provinces

20 Apr 2017

When do oil dependent governments decide to spend oil rents in expanding their political machines through patronage, clientelism, and in enlarging their...

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