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Towards a New History of European Law 1950-1980

Jacques Delors, long-term President of the European Commission during the ‘Golden Age’ of European integration in the 1980s, once famously described the European Union (EU) as an “Unidentified Political Object”. It is a polity that is particularly hard to define. Most have now settled on simply calling it something unique and new, a sui generis entity. What causes this confusion is, in large part, the juxtaposition of the continued fragmented...Read more

The politics of education for globalisation: managed activism in a time of crisis

Since the 1990s, governments of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have begun to promote their foreign aid politics domestically via global education. This policy remit has its origins in civil society and has been combined with a stated aim on the part of governments to prepare populations for globalisation, but also to convince populations of the need for increased aid spending in the context of various...Read more

Author/Editor: April Biccum
Publication Date: September 2014
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Studies in Australian Political Rhetoric

This edited collection includes eleven major case studies and one general review of rhetorical contest in Australian politics. The volume showcases the variety of methods available for studying political speech, including historical, theoretical, institutional, and linguistic analyses, and demonstrates the centrality of language use to democratic politics. The chapters reveal errors in rhetorical strategy, the multiple and unstable standards for...Read more

Author/Editor: John Uhr, Ryan Walter
Publication Date: August 2014
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A First Place

David Malouf has been celebrated often, treated as the public intellectual Australia needs. But what happens when we turn the pages around and wonder what Malouf values in us as members of the Australian community - and what Malouf as a public intellectual thinks of the public culture evolving in Australia and how that public culture relates to wider global interests? Review by John Uhr.Read more

Author/Editor: David Malouf
Publication Date: June 2014
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Galileo – The European GPS: State of play of the European Global Navigations Satellite System and cooperation with Australia

The European Union is building up its own global positioning and timing system called Galileo, which is the only Global Positioning System under civil control. So far approximately EUR 6 billion has been spent on the research, development and deployment of Galileo. Four operational satellites have been launched and the next two are scheduled for September 2013. In the next financial projections (2014–20) nearly EUR 7 billion has been reserved...Read more

Does the EU need an Asian Pivot? Some Reflections

The announcement of an “Asian Pivot” or “Re-Balancing” by President Obama and his then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011-2012 signalled a shift of US interests more to the Asia-Pacific region, in line with the growing importance of the region for global political governance and economic growth. This caused some concerns in Europe that the transatlantic alliance was being reduced to second place by Washington, and raised the question of...Read more

ANUCES Roundtable Summary - The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Implications for Australia and the Asia-Pacific

In 2013 the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) announced the start of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The announcement – which followed protracted preparations and scoping – signalled the start of a major effort to reduce bilateral barriers to trade and investment between the two largest economies in the world, at a time when both parties were seeking to recover from the economic crisis. If...Read more

Author/Editor: Maria Garcia, John Ravenhill, Jiro Okomoto, John Leslie, Annmarie Elijah, Don Kenyon , Pierre van der Eng
Publication Date: April 2014

Putin’s Annus Mirabilis: Changing the Shape of Eurasia

Many foreign observers have joined with commentators within the Russian regime to declare Vladimir Putin’s performance on the world stage during 2013 a triumph. Russians of dissident persuasion have tended to acknowledge his successes, too, while accentuating the downsides in the hope of descrying a trend, and I will be attempting to do something similar. But first the triumphs...Read more

Water – the European Union’s Position and Vision

Discussing the European Union (EU) vision of the best ways of promoting acceptance of and respect for the fundamental human right to water, is an extremely complex task. To develop discussion of the human right to water and the water’s right concept is therefore a more reasonable task, and based on these theories demonstrates a true representation of the EU’s position in this field. The general but not exhaustive presentation developed here...Read more

Author/Editor: Cristina Stuparu
Publication Date: December 2013
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