By Peter Whiteford, Australian National University The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Peter Whiteford investigates what has happened to income and wealth inequality in Australia in recent times. Australians like to think of themselves as...

Pippa Norris - 3rd March, 2014 Current events escalating in Crimea highlight the polarization among political leaders and activists in Ukraine. Developments reflect conflicting visions of the country’s future diplomatic ties, whether as part of the European Union or linked to Russia and the Commonwealth of...

The OECD is an international organisation comprising 34 countries which has the aim of improving the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD’s Annual Forum brings together a large range of stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues on the international...

                      POWER TO THE PEOPLE? Book Review, Professor John Keane. With talk of democracy in crisis commonplace, especially in Europe, smart assessments of how well democracies have fared during past crises are badly needed. It's what David Runciman offers - with decidedly mixed results. Runciman is a good writer and...

The annual conference of the Australian Political Studies Association will meet from Sunday 28th September to Wednesday 1st October 2014 at the University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia. Proposals are sought for standalone papers, as well as for special panels where three to five papers...

CALL FOR PAPERS Challenges of Electoral Integrity in Asia-Pacific Workshop: Electoral Integrity in Asia-Pacific When: 9.00 – 7.00, Sunday, 28th September 2014 Where: University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Organizer: Max Grömping (University of Sydney) (max.groemping@sydney.edu.au) Sponsor:  The Electoral Integrity Project (University of Sydney and Harvard University). Aims: This one-day workshop seeks to review...

Special Issue - Democracy and Human Rights in Southeast Asia   The progress of democratisation and the corresponding implementation of universally acclaimed human rights protection standards in the Southeast Asian region is of interest to many scholars. This special issue seeks to bring together papers that...

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