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...

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