School of Politics and International Relations Seminar Series


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School of Politics and International Relations Seminar Series

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

Upcoming events

Ministerial effects on the fulfilment of election pledges

12pm 27 Sep 2018

TBC About the presenter: Patrick Dumont is a Professor of political science at the Australian National University. Professor Dumont’s main research interests...

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Nationalism and Americans’ Attitudes towards International Cooperation: Lessons of History and Policy Leadership

12.45pm 4 Oct 2018

While nationalism and support for international cooperation are often portrayed as antithetical, this association in citizens’ attitudes has rarely been tested...

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Which Frames Change Minds and Actions? Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Australia.

12pm 11 Oct 2018

Australia is currently the only country in the world that requires offshore processing and mandatory detention of asylum seekers who arrive without a visa. The...

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Innovation, Incrementalism or Deadlock? Policy Change in Joint Decision Systems

12pm 18 Oct 2018

In federations and in international politics, policies often require agreements between governments. The concept of joint decision-making describes a...

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The Diffusion of National Environmental Policy Amendment and Repeals

12pm 25 Oct 2018

TBC About the presenter: Charles R. Shipan is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Michigan, where he holds...

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Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition: The effect of events on Australian parliamentary discussion

12pm 26 Oct 2018

Government policy is partly driven by the topics that are discussed in parliament. Conversely, those same topics can indicate a government's priorities. But...

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Past events

International Populism: The Radical Right in the European Parliament

20 Sep 2018

The 2014 European Parliament elections were hailed as a “populist earthquake”, with parties like UKIP, the French Front National and the Danish People’s Party...

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Opportunistic election timing, a complement or substitute for economic manipulation?

17 Aug 2018

Parliamentary governments often use their powers opportunistically to enhance their re-election chances. Yet, how they combine the two most commonly available...

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The Cost of Doing Politics? Analysing Violence and Harassment against Female Politicians

16 Aug 2018

Women are entering politics in record numbers around the world, pointing to significant progress in the recognition of women as full and equal actors in the...

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Restoring Rights, Restoring Trust: Evidence that Reversing Felon Disenfranchisement Penalties Increases Both Trust and Cooperation with Government

9 Aug 2018

Felon disenfranchisement laws restrict the voting rights of more than 6 million US Citizens. Beyond the effects on voter turnout and electoral outcomes, how do...

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Why Bother? Rethinking Participation in Elections and Protests

3 Aug 2018

This talk is based on a book, Why Bother? Rethinking Participation in Elections and Protests, that is forthcoming later this year with Cambridge University...

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The Genesis of Conditional Grant Programs in Health Care Policy in Australia, Canada, and the United States: Do Constituent Units have a Say?

2 Aug 2018

Do conditional grants really centralize power in the hands of the federal government as most federalism scholars claim? In federations such as Australia,...

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Exploring the Political Logic of Urban Bias: Consumer Food Taxes and Contentious Mobilization in the Global South, 1960-2010

26 Jul 2018

A pervasive and pernicious feature of public policy in developing countries is its tendency to display urban bias: to favor cities over the countryside in...

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Power Sharing in the World's Largest Democracy: Informal Consociationalism in India (and Its Decline?)

24 May 2018

India is one of the most diverse countries of the world but operates with a majoritarian Westminster system and simple plurality, albeit also with a federal...

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Understanding Politics and Policy Making in the United States Congress Through Codified Law

17 May 2018

The United States Code, the official collection of general and permanent federal laws arranged by subject, provides a unique opportunity to gauge a number of...

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NIMBYism and Public Bads

10 May 2018

Political philosophy typically assumes the sovereign state with jurisdiction over a large, usually national, territory, a focus that has recently been...

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