SPIR Seminar Series: Semester 1, 2017




Talk title

23 February

Patrick Dunleavy

"Why some bureaucratic autonomy is key for the integrated operation of states: National debt policy-making in Australia and the UK"

2 March

Matthew Kerby

"Gendered ministerial careers in three Westminster countries"

9 March

Jon Fraenkel

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

16 March

Thomas Poguntke

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

23 March

Bjoern Dressel

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

30 March

Ben Goldsmith

"Affective Response to a Territorial Threat in International Relations"

6 April

No Seminar

No Seminar

13 April 

No Seminar

No Seminar

20 April

Lucas Gonzalez

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

27 April

Lucio Renno

"Pork is Policy: Dissipative Inclusion at Local Level"

4 May

Jill Sheppard

"Gender, anxiety, and attitudes to terrorism"


11 May

No Seminar 

No Seminar


18 May

Paul Kenny

"Populism and Press Freedom"


25 May

Ruth Dassonneville

"Compulsory Voting Rules, Reluctant Voters, And Ideological Proximity Voting"



Date & time

Thu 23 Feb 2017, 12am – Thu 25 May 2017, 12am


L.J Hume CentreHaydon-Allen Building


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