Events

November 2014

03
Nov
2014

Normative Power India?

Dr Ian Hall

In the first fifteen years after India became independent, in 1947, it was a keen "norm entrepreneur" in international society, prompting anti-imperialism, anti-racism, nuclear disarmament and the peaceful settlement of disputes.

03
Nov
2014

Papua New Guinea: Where From? Where To? Learning from the Julian Moti Affair

Mr Sumasy Singin - Papua New Guinea Consul-General

Abstract: Mr.

04
Nov
2014

Parties in opposition and government: exploring alternation in Indonesia's post-authoritarian party system

Tom Power

The existence of party-based opposition is generally accepted as intrinsic to democracy, yet has been deemed lacking in post-authoritarian Indonesia.

05
Nov
2014

Fiji: Return to Democracy Workshop

Stewart Firth @ Various TBA

In September, Fiji held its first election in eight years, the first under the 2013 constitution, and the first using a common roll of electors with proportion

11
Nov
2014

Escalation in the East China Sea: A Political and Military Possibility

Professor Robert Ayson and Emeritus Professor Des Ball

Even if the leaders of China and Japan can lessen the significant political tensions between North Asia’s two biggest powers, the East China Sea dispute could still spark a bilateral war which might also bring in the United States.

17
Nov
2014

How Hierarchic was the Historical East Asian System?

Dr Feng Zhang

Hierarchy is becoming a central topic in recent International Relations scholarship, and the historical East Asian hierarchy offers an important case study.

19
Nov
2014

Fresh from the lab: What the latest techniques can tell us about how Australians view our major foreign policy challenges

Dr Charles Miller

Abstract: The 2008 US Presidential Election introduced the general public to many of the innovative techniques which political scientists and others have developed to analyse survey data, producing increasingly accurate fore

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