When Trees Fall, Monkeys Scatter: rethinking democracy in China Co-hosted with the China Studies Centre and the China Development Society at the University of Sydney Predictions of the coming collapse of Chinese politics are today commonplace, however this talk explores a radically different alternative. China, it argues,...

Michael West, University of Sydney Imagine a company that received millions of dollars in government grants each year, paid no tax as it held charitable status, owned recruitment agencies and also owned a law firm that fought against penalty rates for young workers and workplace leave...

  John Keane, University of Sydney   The following notes on the politics of rising uncertainty and the future of democracy were prepared for the inaugural CISS global forum, Peace and Security under Uncertainty, Quarantine Station, Sydney, April 28 2017. The remarks were inspired by a remarkable set...

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