News from the Department
In many countries, polling day ends with disputes about ballot-box fraud, corruption, and flawed registers. Which claims are accurate? And which are false complaints from sore losers?
Allan McConnell (Government and International Relations/Social and Political Sciences) and Andrew Hindmoor (University of Sheffield) have won the prestigious Political Studies Association (PSA) Harrison Prize for for the best article published in Political Studies in 2013.
The research is gaining wide attention, including a feature on BBC News online.
Results suggest foreign aid programs are increasingly important geostrategic tool.
A new study by Australian and US researchers, including Associate Professor Ben Goldsmith from the University of Sydney, provides the first empirical evidence using cross-national data that foreign aid can greatly improve foreign public opinion of donor countries.
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, NSW, Australia.
Forecasting to prevent mass atrocity[10 January 2014]
As the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) worsens, researchers from the Atrocity Forecasting Project, including chief investigator Associate Professor Ben Goldsmith from the University of Sydney, argue that models for predicting genocide and politicide could help prevent these instances of mass violence.