Events from 22 August, 2014
26th August, 201411.45 AM - 1.30 PM
This paper examines the conditions under which electoral integrity allows non-democratic societies to avoid violent conflict, and the conditions under which it might contribute to such conflict. While freer and fairer elections can pose a threat to those holding power in such regimes, elections with low integrity can lead to violence by a frustrated opposition.
3rd September, 20146PM
Join us for the 2014 Wheelwright Lecture by Prof. Leo Panitch presented by Department of Political Economy
24th September, 2014 to 27th September, 2014
From Wednesday 24th September, the Sydney Democracy Network's four-day program for the 2014 Festival of Democracy will get into full swing. The Festival of Democracy is carnival of talks, lectures, workshops, art and cinema probing and debating the latest scholarly thinking and formidable practical challenges facing democracy across the globe. Open to the general public, with contributions covering regions as diverse as the Asia Pacific, Europe and Antarctica, the Festival will feature such topics as journalism in the age of digital networks; the lack of public accountability of Australia’s extractive industries; corruption and political instability in China; and the future role of renewable energy resources and the future of democracy in the 21st century.
A detailed program will be published on 19th August.
28th September, 2014 to 1st October, 2014TBA
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.
4th November, 2014 to 5th November, 20149 - 5pm
Disorder Symposium hosted by Department of Anthropology - University of Sydney