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Leadership Performance and Rhetoric

This book examines both the rhetorical content of contemporary public leadership and the leadership methods pioneered by early English statesman Sir Francis Bacon. In particular, it considers the use of public rhetoric to defend leadership legitimacy in six case studies, drawing on leadership contests in recent Australian political history. The authors map out the complex language of leadership in contemporary politics through chapter-length...Read more

Author/Editor: Adam B. Masters, John Uhr
Publication Date: August 2017
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Schuman Lecture Series - Schuman’s Vision in the Age of Disarray: Whither Europe and the West?

The Robert Schuman Lecture series celebrates the remarkable achievements of European integration since its modest beginnings in the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951, announced in a declaration by French Foreign Minister Schuman. The Australian National University has recognised this achievement and foresight by coordinating the annual Schuman Lecture since 1996. The first lecture was delivered by Lord Leon Brittan, the then Vice...Read more

Russian Foreign Policy and the Crisis in Western Policy-making

Author/Editor: Dr Bobo Lo, Independent Analyst, and Nonresident Fellow of the Lowy Institute for International Policy
Publication Date: July 2017

Poland and the New World Disorder

ANU Centre for European Studies Research Fellow Dr John Besemeres was this year’s guest of honour and speaker at the Polish Constitution Day Commemorative Dinner in Melbourne. The Dinner has taken place annually since the inaugural event in 2002, featuring a different guest speaker each year. This article is an edited version of the notes for the address delivered by Dr Besemeres to mark the Anniversary of the 3 rd of May 1791 Polish...Read more

Author/Editor: John Besemeres
Publication Date: July 2017

Australia, the European Union and the New Trade Agenda

'Australia, the European Union and the New Trade Agenda' brings together diverse and deeply practical contributions to the forthcoming policy debate on the Australia–EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA), highlighting potential points of difficulty and possible gains from the agreement. This book makes two further contributions: it adds to the body of work reappraising the contemporary Australia–EU relationship; and provides a snapshot of current issues...Read more

Author/Editor: Annmarie Elijah, Don Kenyon, Karen Hussey, Pierre van der Eng
Publication Date: June 2017
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Brazil in the World: The International Relations of a South American Giant

Brazil has suddenly become a country of interest to the West, playing a critical role in global economic talks at the G20 and WTO, brokering North-South relations through its new international economic geography, and stepping into regional and global security questions through its activities in Haiti, Paraguay and the nuclear question in Iran. This book explains why Brazil is taking an increasingly prominent international role, how it conducts...Read more

Author/Editor: Dr Sean Burges
Publication Date: June 2017
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Brexit: why and how?

Author/Editor: Aneurin (Nye) Hughes
Publication Date: April 2017

Ukraine's path to the European Union: challenges and perspectives

Author/Editor: His Excellency Dr Mykola Kulinich, Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia
Publication Date: April 2017

Dates to watch: Europe in 2017

Author/Editor: Mr Nicholas Simoes da Silva
Publication Date: March 2017

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