School of Politics and International Relations Seminar Series


Feodor Snagovsky
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.

Past events

Aborigines: A ‘Genuinely Benevolent’ Genocide?

20 Oct 2016

Is genocide confined to totalitarian despots? Or can good colonists and decent democrats commit the crime? Historian Sir Keith Hancock once wrote that...

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How East Asians View a Rising China

13 Oct 2016

China’s regional and global rise has had profound economic, political and security implications. In particular, Beijing has both taken new, robust initiatives...

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Equilibrium Veto Players: Veto Institutions, Cabinet Formation and Institutional Change

22 Sep 2016

The paper explores the conditions under which institutional veto players such as upper houses can be influential in parliamentary and semi-presidential...

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Sparing Civilians

1 Sep 2016

In this talk, I will be running over the central themes of my book, Sparing Civilians (OUP 2015). I'll start by introducing the norm that protects civilians...

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Design Weaknesses in American Presidential Elections

18 Aug 2016

The 2016 presidential election will be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November and until then most attention will focus on the two nominees....

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The Good Hegemon: How the United States Helps People to Hold the Multilateral Development Banks to Account

11 Aug 2016

In 1994 the World Bank created a precedent under international law, opening itself up to being held to account by people negatively affected by the projects...

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An Analytical Theory of Just Market Exchange

4 Aug 2016

The problem of moral sensibility as a source for political preference is widely discussed.  This paper presents a parametric model for comparing differences...

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(How) Does the Australian Parliament contribute to the making of ‘well-balanced’ National Security Legislation? An Examination of the Enactment of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Act 2015?

28 Jul 2016

In December 2015 the Australian Citizenship  Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Act 2015 (Cth) was passed by the Commonwealth Parliament.  This controversial...

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Walking the Representation Tightrope: Party demands, community expectations and immigrant-origin politicians’ representation goals

21 Jul 2016

This seminar is supported by the ANU Centre for European Studies This seminar examines ideas of representation in diversifying legislatures. Grounded in in-...

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The forest multiple: the ontological strategies of deforestation in Amazonia

14 Jul 2016

This paper proposes the notion of ‘ontological strategies’ to argue that deforestation is far from being a singular phenomenon whose constitution as an...

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