Class in Contemporary China David Goodman More than three decades of economic growth have led to significant social change in the People’s Republic of China. This timely book examines the emerging structures of class and social stratification: how they are interpreted and managed by the Chinese Communist Party, and how they are understood and lived by people themselves.
The Politics of Party Policy Anika Gauja Anika Gauja examines the complexities and tensions in the relationship between party members and parliamentarians through an in-depth analysis of the structures and processes that shape the development of party policy, and the respective role of members and parliamentarians in the formulation of policy and its transferral to the legislative arena.
Climate-Challenged Society John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard, and David Schlosberg This book is an original, accessible, and thought-provoking introduction to the severe and broad-ranging challenges that climate change presents and how societies can respond.
Department of Government and International Relations
Welcome to the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. We are a comprehensive political science department, with particular expertise in International Relations, International Security, Comparative Politics, Australian Politics, Public Policy and Political Theory. Our missions are to:
Produce world class research which continually advances the intellectual boundaries of the discipline and develops our understanding of real world political phenomena.
Deliver high quality teaching and research programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, which are both intellectually and vocationally relevant.
Develop mutually beneficial links with our many professional, research and educational communities.
Establish the Department as the premier political science department in Australia, and one of the leading political science departments in the region and the world.
We are also engaged in a variety of interdisciplinary projects, including human rights, democratization, public policy, environment and climate change, immigration policy and law, electoral integrity, and China studies.
We have recently merged with the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS), which produces innovative, multidisciplinary academic research and education programs focusing on international security and foreign policy issues, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region
Operation Protective Edge, the Israeli name for the war in Gaza is over two weeks old. Before the ground invasion of Gaza, Netanyahu was forced to sack his deputy defence minister after Cabinet criticism of his military strategy. How does the Gaza war affect the political future of Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu?
The Sydney Democracy Network enjoys international linkages with with several institutions, including Germany's leading social science research institute, the WZB. One of the highlights of the linkage is the postdoctoral fellowship exchange. We are pleased to welcome the 2014 visiting postdoctoral fellows from Berlin, Dr Aiko Wagner and Dr Marc Helbling.