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  • Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal awarded to Electoral Integrity Project[6 May 2016]

    Congratulations to Pippa Norris and the Electoral Integrity Project, which has been awarded the 2016 Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State University!

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  • If popularity trumps security[5 May 2016]

    What if Trump continued to defy all expectations and was elected to be the 45th president of the US? In particular, what kind of foreign policy could be expected from Trump and what would be the security implications of that policy? Colin Wight write in Security Solutions Magazine.

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  • Enhance your outlook through our Social and Political Sciences Postgraduate Program[4 May 2016]

    Thinking of postgraduate study? Equip yourself with the analytical and critical skills for understanding contemporary real-world problems through our Postgraduate Program. See what our students and alumni have to say about their experience studying with us and the careers they've forged.

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  • Univative Inter-University Competition [18 April 2016]

    Univative Applications are now open! This is a great opportunity to have a go at developing your business and consulting skills. Open to undergrad and postgrad students from all degrees!

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  • 'The right to food' - and how 1.2 million Australians miss out[18 April 2016]

    Dr Alana Mann, a senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications, is leading a research project at the Sydney Environment Institute examining the social-cultural dimensions of food security in the Sydney City LGA, where eight of the ten most densely populated and culturally diverse neighbourhoods in Australia are located. She also sits on the executive committee of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and is a member of the Right to Food Coalition.

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  • How to talk about climate change without talking about climate change[15 April 2016]

    Policymakers' inability to openly discuss climate change is leaving many local councils across Australia unprepared for its impacts, analysis by PhD Lisette Collins from the Department of Government and International Relations has found.

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  • Australian elections not as good as you think[15 April 2016]

    We might have a reputation for fair and free elections, but how well do Australian elections fare when compared to other countries? Professor Rodney Smith and Dr Ferran Martinez i Coma explain.

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  • Campaign finance failed to meet international standards in two-thirds of all elections in 2015[8 April 2016]

    Flawed and failed elections around the world are manipulated through vote rigging and corruption, intimidation and violence, according to an annual report released by the Electoral Integrity Project.

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  • SSPS speakers among Sydney Writers Festival highlights[1 April 2016]

    This year's Sydney Writers' Festival features a wide range of University staff, and alumni, including SSPS' Christopher Neff and Megan MacKenzie who will be talking about issues ranging from shark attacks to women in combat.

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  • Women and Politics Prize 2016[27 October 2015]

    Open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, the Australian Political Studies Association Women and Politics prize is presented biennially for the best essay on the topic of women and politics broadly defined. The winner is decided by a committee established by the Women’s Caucus of APSA.

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