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  • Progress in Political Economy blog wins Special Achievement award[11 April 2018]

    Progress in Political Economy (PPE) blog awarded the 2018 Special Achievements in International Studies Online Media prize, by the Online Media Caucus of the esteemed International Studies Association (ISA). More


  • Alumna Olga Oleinikova features in Forbes 30 under 30[6 April 2018]

    Congratulations to Sociology and Social Policy alumna Dr Olga Oleinikova who has been featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30! Olga co-founded Persollo, the world's 1st instant checkout platform. She is also Co-Founder & Director of Ukraine Democracy Initiative, co-hosted by University of Sydney and UTS.


  • Podcast | The rise of authoritarianism[6 April 2018]

    Authoritarian populists have disrupted politics in many societies, as seen in the U.S. and the UK, and entered government in states as diverse as Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland.

    In the latest Sydney Ideas podcast, leading scholars Professor Pippa Norris and Professor John Keane discuss their new books and the power of populist authoritarianism around the world.


  • When Minsky meets complexity[29 March 2018]

    Locating the meso-economic space between Minskyian political economy and complexity theory. Read ECOPsoc President Kimberley Yoo's thought provoking five minute honours thesis.


  • Scholarship open for 2018 OECD Paris Forum[23 March 2018]

    Applications are now open to represent Australia at the OECD Forum in Paris with our Global Voices scholarship. Join youth representatives from around Australia to meet with leaders and experts in international relations, economics, trade and development. Applications close Monday, 16 April.


  • Sydney Writers' Festival program announced![19 March 2018]

    The 2018 Sydney Writers' Festival will feature 5 academics from the School of Social and Political Sciences, alongside numerous Australian authors, public figures, and international guests. This year's theme, 'power', will combine ideas of sex, money, politics and identity with the importance of literature and vigorous public debate.


  • Meet ECOPsoc's new President[13 March 2018]

    Kimberley Yoo talks about the biggest social and political challenges facing young people in Australia today, and leaving her mark on the long and rich history of Political Economy at The University of Sydney.


  • Women of SSPS[8 March 2018]

    International Women’s Day seeks to celebrate women’s achievements, as well as act as a catalyst for change when it comes to gender equality. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress. We caught up with five female researchers from the School of Social and Political Sciences to find out what ‘progress’ means to them in their respective fields.


  • Significant gaps between working women's career goals and reality[7 March 2018]

    Australian workplaces are not ready to meet young women's career aspirations or support their future success, according to a new national report co-authored by Department of Political Economy's Dr Elizabeth Hill.