Past events

07
Sep
2017

Mr Mothercountry: Colonialism and the rule of law

Professor Keally McBride, University of San Francisco

PRESENTED BY DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE

One of the most interesting areas of scholarship in recent years has been the relationship between colonialism and the rule of law. Several...

07
Sep
2017

Islamic Nationalism: The Armed Resistance of Patani Malays in Southern Thailand

Rungrawee Chalermsripinyorat

Abstract This research investigates the transformations of political ideologies of contemporary liberation movements in southern Thailand. The year 2004 marked a dramatic surge of violent...

29
Aug
2017

Political Authority in Vietnam: Is the Vietnamese communist party a paper leviathan?

Adam Fforde and Lada Homutova

Abstract In a contribution to the political analysis of contemporary Vietnam, a single-Party state, this paper seeks to provide an understanding of the Vietnamese term ‘authority’ (‘uy’) and its...

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28
Aug
2017

Not ‘When’ World Government but ‘Why?’ The Centrality of Institutional Moral Purpose in Theorising Global Political Integration

Associate Professor Luis Cabrera, Griffith University

Questions around how to define or more broadly conceptualise an integrated global institutional order have become increasingly salient as academic interest in world government, the world state and...

18
Aug
2017

Moderator or manipulator? Norodom Sihanouk and the nature of UN authority-building in Cambodia (1992-93)

Katrin Travouillon

Abstract Evaluations of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia make little mention of a contentious proposal that almost led to the amendment of UNTAC’s mandate: To safeguard...

17
Aug
2017

Japan's Security Renaissance: New Directions in Regional and US-Japan Relations

Professor Andrew L. Oros

For decades after World War II, Japan chose to focus on soft power and economic diplomacy alongside a close alliance with the United States, eschewing a potential leadership role in regional and...

16
Aug
2017

Political settlements and their trajectories

Sue Ingram

Over the last decade, international development policies, most notably in the UK, have advanced ‘political settlements’ as a framing concept to guide statebuilding practice in fragile and conflict...

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14
Aug
2017

Does Australia Really Want a Rules-Based International Order?

Professor Shirley Scott, UNSW Canberra

This seminar will enquire into the notable shift in rhetoric on the part of the Australian government from that of support for ‘international law’ to that of support for a ‘rules-based...

10
Aug
2017

Prospects for the Rules-Based Global Order

Dr Greg Raymond, ANU and Associate Professor Rob Mclaughlin, ANU

The two-decade period of United States post-Cold War predominance is now over, and an era of greater multipolarity has begun. Many fear that the rise of China and a resurgent Russia will bring...

03
Aug
2017

The Politics of Resentment in the Contemporary United States

Professor Katherine J. Cramer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

What is the nature of current right-wing populism in the United States? In this talk, Cramer will draw on her extensive ethnography of rural voters in the Midwestern state of Wisconsin to help...

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