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

(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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SPIR Seminar Series: Semester 2, 2016

14 Jul 2016

Week Speaker Talk Topic 14 July Raoni Rajao, The forest multiple: the ontological strategies of...

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Oil, development and sustainability in Ecuador: 1972-2016

26 May 2016

Ecuador ranks among the most biodiverse countries in the word, and it has been an oil exporter since 1972. Although oil became the backbone of the economy,...

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The innovation imperative: Technology and great power rivalry in the 21st century

12 May 2016

Insufficient attention has been given to how rising powers attempt to sustain their rise, via economic growth, over time. We investigate a complex,...

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Female Prime Ministers and the Substantive Representation of Women

5 May 2016

Women’s presence in national governments has come to be seen as an important component of democracy by the United Nations and other international...

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Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States

21 Apr 2016

Smith's book, Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States, examines why the state has acted to protect some religious minorities while...

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Citizens and the News: Personality and Emotion on the Edge of Deliberation.

14 Apr 2016

In a democracy, the quality of citizen engagement depends on the way people deal with political information. On encountering the news, they may seek to learn...

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The Importance of Apologies in Arbitration Outcomes of Grievances in Discharge and Discipline Cases

31 Mar 2016

Apologies are legion in political, civic and dispute resolution spheres. Labor arbitrators attest that an apology from the grievant does not matter in...

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