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,...

Co-presented with the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures, theEuropean Studies Program and Sydney Ideas at the University of Sydney 17 March 2016 6:00-7:30pm , University of Sydney Speakers: Andrea Teti, Vrasidas Karalis, Bronwyn Winter    LECTURE Q&A SECTION Recent protest movements in Europe and the Middle East have called for a...

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