May 2017

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23
May
2017

Economic Ideas in Political Time: The Crisis of Neoliberalism and Rise of a New Nationalism?

Dr Wes Widmaier, Griffith University
While scholars have often stressed the role of ideas as a source of stability, I argue that ideas can also cause instability and crisis.

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30
May
2017

The Spectre of the ‘Ethnic Outbidder’: Rebels, Fanatics and Demagogues in Malaysia, Fiji and Northern Ireland

Jon Fraenkel (Victoria University of Wellington)
In this paper, I adopt a reverse method of examining the three cases that corresponded most closely to the Rabushka-Shepsle model of outbidder pressures on centrist parties or multi-ethnic coalitions, at least in the 1960s and 1970s: Malaysia, Fiji and Northern Ireland.

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