Published on 17 August 2015, ABC The World Today PODCAST | Egyptian anti-terror law symbollic of increasingly authoritarian government: expert [audio mp3="http://sydneydemocracynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/20150817-twt09-amroaliiv.mp3"][/audio] In Egypt, an anti-terror law has been approved that toughens sentences for crime and protects authorities in enforcing the law. Journalists can be heavily fined under the...

By Irfan Ahmad, Institute for Religion, Politics, & Society, Australian Catholic University Publisher: Routledge Journal of Religious and Political Practice, published online: 29 Jul 2015. [caption id="attachment_9246" align="alignright" width="355"] John Keane in conversation with Irfan A hmad.[/caption] In a wide-ranging conversation with Irfan Ahmad, John Keane, renowned political scientist and...

This is part of the Democracy Futures Seminar Series, Thursday 13 August 2015.   Dr Zoë Sadokierski (site: http://zoesadokierski.com/Analogue-Bodies-publication-design) from the University of Technology Sydney’s School of Design describes how writing a regular column for The Conversation provides an opportunity to be the author, designer and editor of...

Friday 7 August 2015 6:00-8:00pm The Great Hall, University of Sydney Speakers: Ivan M. Havel, Tereza Todorová, Associate Professor Fabio Ramos, Associate Professor Mari Velonaki and Professor John Keane(chair) Co-presented with Sydney Ideas and the Consulate of the Czech Republic in Sydney Listen to lecture: We're living through a second machine...

Wednesday 5 August 2015, 3:00pm-5:00pm Professor Steven Barnett, University of Westminster Co-presented with DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY Just 2 months after its surprise election victory, Britain’s Conservative government produced its proposals (a “Green Paper”) for a new BBC Charter, due to expire...

By Alana Mann 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. Calls for food democracy, which date back to the...

By Jean-Paul Gagnon, Australian Catholic University; Mark Chou, Australian Catholic University, and Octavia Bryant, Australian Catholic University [caption id="attachment_9240" align="alignnone" width="668"] ‘Goddesses of Democracy’ in the 21st century: Thomas Marsh sculpted a replica (left) in Washington DC of the statue destroyed in Tiananmen Square in 1989;...

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