By Elaine Pearson, Wendy Bacon, Gemma Pitcher, Jeremy Donovan, Stephanie Hankey and Marek Tuszynski
Based at the University of Sydney, SDN is a new initiative preoccupied with the new, exciting and dangerous political trends of our times. The researchers, lecturers, activists, journalists and policy makers associated with SDN come from different walks of life and have a diverse range of interests, but they all see themselves as concerned citizens sharing the same goal: to rethink, strengthen and transform the ideals and practices of democracy. Guided by a strong sense of context and history, they see democracy as both a form of government and a way of life committed to greater equality and the practical refusal of publicly unaccountable power.
SDN supports enquiries into a rich variety of subjects, including networked politics, online mobilisation and the future of journalism in a media-saturated world; global public disaffection with representative government; political ethics; surveillance technologies; the gendering of politics; democratic deficits within cross-border governing institutions; and environmental movements, corporate power and the fate of our biosphere Read more...
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, through the Sydney Democracy Network, has an exchange agreement with Germany’s leading social science research institute, the WZB Berlin Social Sciences Centre. The $5,000 staff and doctoral student research exchanges are open to applicants in any field of the social sciences.
Applications for 2015 are now open.
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