Speaker: Dr Dmytro Khutkyy, Fulbright Visiting Researcher, University of California-Riverside, USA Q & A In May 2014, military conflict broke out in Ukraine. The conflict unfolded after changes in political rule in Kiev in February 2014, the accompanying EuroMaidan violence, and the subsequent annexation of Ukrainian Crimea by Russia. Current death toll estimates range...

By Nick Rowley Having worked on election campaigns in the UK and Australia, I can attest that the final days are to be endured. Politicians, staff and journalists are all equally fractious and tired. And if the common metaphor used to be of two bruised prize fighters...

By Jonathan Bogais As the November 2015 elections approach, Myanmar’s politics have reached a critical juncture. It is a moment in the nation’s complex history during which patterns of interaction between individuals, groups, organizations, and authorities are set to unravel and place institutional arrangements on trajectories...

This is part of #DemocracyFutures lunchtime seminar series. Speaker: Dr Emma Jane (previously known as Emma Tom), The University of New South Wales This seminar will investigate the threat posed to online participation and digital citizenship by one manifestation of what the American computer scientist Jaron Lanier...

By John Keane The following remarks on a famous work by Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859) were presented as a lecture to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Scholars Program at the University of Sydney, 24th April, 2015. The young aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville, sketch...

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