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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
Quick Link: 2013-7_Water.pdf

Culture and Contact: Europe, Australia and the Arts

This briefing paper contains the text of the Robert Schuman lecture, given by Ms Robyn Archer AO on 19 August 2013 at the Australian National University. The annual lecture 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 Robert Schuman. The Australian National University has recognised this...Read more

The Eurozone Economic Problems and the Solutions Ahead

Keywords: European Union, Eurozone, crisis, recession, global financial crisis.Read more

Conflict to Peace: Politics and Society in Northern Ireland Over Half a Century

After three decades of violence, Northern Ireland has experienced unprecedented peace. This book examines the impact of the 1998 Agreement which halted the violence on those most affected by it – the Northern Ireland people themselves. Using public opinion surveys conducted over half a century, this book covers changes in public opinion across all areas of society and politics, including elections, education, community relations and national...Read more

Author/Editor: Bernadette C. Hayes , Ian McAllister
Publication Date: September 2013
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Social Movements in Global Politics

Social Movements in Global Politics is a timely new account of the unconventional, ‘extra-institutional’ activities of social movements. In the face of impending global crises and stubborn conflicts, a conventional view of politics risks leaving us confused and fatalistic, feeling powerless because we are unaware of all that can be achieved by political means. By contrast, a variety of recent social movements, ranging from those of women, gays...Read more

Author/Editor: David West
Publication Date: August 2013
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ANUCES Roundtable Summary: Aspects of Russia in Putin’s Third Term

On Thursday 14th March 2013 the Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies held the first in a series of occasional seminars named in honour of the late Professor T.H. ‘Harry’ Rigby. A graduate of the Universities of Melbourne and London, Rigby worked at the ANU from 1958 until his retirement in 1996. By the 1970s he had won a reputation as a leading authority on the Soviet Union, and he was the main force driving the ANU’s...Read more

Author/Editor: Bobo Lo, Kyle Wilson, Stephen Fortescue , John Besemeres
Publication Date: June 2013

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