Date: Thursday 3 November, 6:30-8:00pm Venue: Fisher Library On December 4, 2016, Italy will hold a referendum. Italians must approve or reject a series of Constitutional changes aimed at reducing the size of the Italian Senate, simplify the Parliament legislative procedures, and improve the bureaucracy...

John Keane, University of Sydney; Benjamin Moffitt, Stockholm University; Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, Diego Portales University; Jan Zielonka, University of Oxford; Takashi Inoguchi, University of Niigata Prefecture; Thamy Pogrebinschi, Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB); Ulrike Guérot, Danube University Krems; Wolfgang Merkel, Social Science Research Centre...

Giovanni Navarria, University of Sydney This essay is the second of a three-part series, which commemorates the anniversary of the first ever message sent across the ARPANET, the progenitor of the Internet on October 29, 1969. First part here. In 1962, ARPA’s Command and Control Research Division...

Giovanni Navarria, University of Sydney This essay is the first of a three-part series, which commemorates the anniversary of the first ever message sent across the ARPANET, the progenitor of the Internet on October 29, 1969 In the late hours of October 29, 1969, an apparently...

John Keane, University of Sydney The following field note will shortly appear in Germany’s Die Zeit. It is a brief commentary on the factual errors and misjudgements of numerous journalists when reporting the role recently played by Julian Assange and WikiLeaks in revealing inside details of...

Giovanni Navarria, University of Sydney This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. This essay is the fourth of...

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