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.

Upcoming events

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

12–2pm 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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Past events

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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‘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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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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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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