This is part of the Democracy Futures seminar series, 6 April 2016 Seminar Q&A Section ALEX PRICHARD – Anarchism and non-domination “Anarchism has enjoyed a renaissance in social and political theory, partly as a result of a new wave of global activism, but also as a consequence of a...

Professor Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science Co-presented with the Department of Media and Communications and Sydney Ideas Lecture Q&A Section In earlier modernity the infrastructures of communication required for an expanding economy and society remained tied to national boundaries and broadly compatible with the values on...

Co-presented with the China Studies Centre and Sydney Ideas [gview file="http://sydneydemocracynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Power-and-Authority.ppt"] Power and authority are key conceptions in Western political philosophy, as in Chinese political thought. Professor Yu Keping will explain the meaning of both in the Chinese context, traditionally and currently. He will highlight the distinction between legitimate...

By Amro Ali Read also on the Internazionale (translation in Italian) Between the static desert that “ceaselessly wears away” and the perpetual sea that “furiously manifests renewal” is constituted “my first vision of reality.” These are the words of Alexandrian-born Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti. He wrote them in the...

Annual Report In 2015 SDN continued its work on: Representation Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with absolute truth. Simone de Beauvoir Media Politics Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. Marshall McLuhan Citizens, Bodies,...

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