Events from 1 September, 2015
3rd September, 20155:30 - 7:30pm
What challenges are presented by recent changes to the process of casting a vote in Australia and other Western democracies?
15th September, 201511:45am-1:30pm
Campaigns, parties, pollsters and political scientists increasingly rely on voter registration lists and consumer files to identify targets for registration, persuasion, and as sampling frames for surveys. However, a sizable proportion of the U.S. citizen population does not appear on these lists, making them invisible to list-based campaigns and research. Professor Jackman investigates the size of the unlisted population and the political consequences that follow from a list-based view of the polity.
18th September, 2015Starting at 6:30pm
Naser Ghobadzadeh is the pervious PhD studnet with Department of Government and International Relations. On September 18th, his new book 'Religious Secularity. A Theological Challenge to the Islamic State' will be launched by Lily Rahim, John Keane and Nikolas Kompridi in Gleebbooks.
24th September, 201512:00pm - 2:00pm
The Department of Government and International Relations invites you to a seminar: 'Couldn’t Stand the Weather: The Effect of Extreme Weather Events on Climate Change Concern', with Dr Llewelyn Hughes from Australian National University.
6th October, 201511:45am-1:30pm
When elections are examined from a long-term and global perspective, can we say with any certainty that their significance and functions have changed during our generation? This workshop, and the larger project to which it is linked, are designed to formulate new replies to fresh questions and to challenge and improve our 'big picture' understanding of the contemporary history of elections.
8th October, 201512:00 - 2:00pm
The Department of Government and International Relations invites you to a seminar: 'Eastminsters – Decolonisation and State Building in British Asia', with Dr Harshan Kumarasingham, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich.
20th October, 201511:45am-1:30pm
Dr Alessandro Nai (University of Sydney) - Rolling in the deep: How values and personality traits affect perceptions of electoral integrity
This research investigates the deep individual underpinnings that determine if and how citizens perceive elections in their country as "free and fair" and globally lacking manipulation and malpractice. More specifically, it aims to uncover how values and the Big Five personality traits affect how citizens perceive the conduct of elections. Understanding this is paramount for a full understanding of electoral dynamics, given that both values and personality traits have been shown to matter greatly for attitudes, opinions and perceptions.
22nd October, 201512:00pm - 2:00pm
The Department of Government and International Relations invites you to a seminar with Professor Allan McConnell on the topic of 'Hidden Agendas: The Dark Side of Public Policy'.
29th October, 201512:00pm - 2:00pm
The Department of Government and International Relations invites you to a seminar with Associate Professor Lily Zubaidah Rahim on the topic of 'The Deepening Slide Towards Islamic Fundamentalism and Sectarian Governance in Malaysia'.