By John Keane, University of Sydney Two things are especially striking about the massive movement of refugees into Europe: running for their lives from the fear and famine, rape and killing of the wider region, people seeking sanctuary are being greeted by the stinginess of states (‘open...

This is part of the Democracy Futures Seminar Series, on Monday 7 September 2015 at the University of Sydney In this Seminar Dr Alana Mann draws on John Dewey's vision of radical democracy to argue that the intervention of politicised 'food publics' is essential to the transformation...

By Nick Enfield, 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. These remarks arise from a commentary on...

This is part of the Democracy Futures Seminar Series, Wednesday 2 September 2015 In this seminar, Associate Professor Robert Lamb explains the sense in which political theorists or philosophers can and should be thought to hold expertise and, more crucially, the sense in which they can and...

By Jan Zielonka If Ukraine is so important for the EU, then why does the EU do so little to assist it? Bloody clashes in front of the Ukrainian Parliament have reminded us about the EU’s tormented neighbour. Ultra-nationalists were not successful in the last parliamentary elections, but...

By Simon Tormey, University of Sydney To Save Everything Click Here: Technology, Solutionism and the Urge to Fix Problems That Don’t Exist by Evgeny Morozov | Penguin, $22.99 pb, 428 pp, 9780241957707 What are the implications of the ever-accelerating revolution in information communication technology on our lives? Is the Internet a force for good, for...

Monday 24 August 2015 Senate Room, Quadrangle Building, University of Sydney Connie Hedegaard was European Commissioner for Climate Action from 2010 to 2014 and President of the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen in 2009. With the next major international meeting on climate change ('COP 21’) taking place in Paris this...

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