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War 2.0: Political Violence & New Media: 06b War 2.0: What are We Facing? - How is New Media Shaping
Today, war is conducted not only by the dispatch of Tomahawks in the air or Kalashnikovs and suicide attacks on the ground but also by means of bytes, tweets, digital images, and social networking forums. (New) media technology, in other words, has become a medium of war and diplomacy. This multidisciplinary two-day symposium on 7-8 October hosted by the Department of International Relations at the ANU will map the shifting arena of war, conflict, terrorism, and violence in an intensely mediated
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War 2.0: Political Violence & New Media: 07 Concluding Plenary - Politics by Other Means?
Today, war is conducted not only by the dispatch of Tomahawks in the air or Kalashnikovs and suicide attacks on the ground but also by means of bytes, tweets, digital images, and social networking forums. (New) media technology, in other words, has become a medium of war and diplomacy. This multidisciplinary two-day symposium on 7-8 October hosted by the Department of International Relations at the ANU will map the shifting arena of war, conflict, terrorism, and violence in an intensely mediated
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The Great Crash of 2008
This public forum will discuss The Great Crash of 2008 by Ross Garnaut, with David Llewellyn-Smith, Melbourne University Press, to be released on 12 October 2009. The book examines the factors that led to the Great Crash of 2008 and subsequently to the current global recession. It provides an integrated analysis of one of the major events of our time, drawing on behavioural economics, the issue of global macroeconomic imbalances and the operation of modern financial markets. The study also discu
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Soft-core East Asia: Differentiated Cooperation in an Amorphous Region
Soft-core East Asia: Differentiated Cooperation in an Amorphous Region Professor Douglas Webber, Professor of Political Science at INSEAD and visiting International Fellow at the Monash European and EU Centre Scholars of East Asian international relations diverge over how politically integrated the region is; whether it is becoming politically more integrated, and to what extent the degree of political integration matters for regional peace and stability. The argument of this paper is that East
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Deterring corrupt senior political figures through international anti-money laundering norms
Dr David Chaikin LLB/B Com (UNSW), LLM (Yale), PhD in Law (Cambridge) is a senior lecturer in business law in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney, and a practising lawyer specialising in transnational litigation. He has worked as a consultant with the Financial Action Task Force and the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering, and has held senior positions in the Australian Attorney-General's Department and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Dr Chaikin spent seven years a
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APW2010: Transnational: Reality First, Word Second
This talk will approach "transnational" as a plastic word and discuss how the word has been used without referring to the reality that necessitated the coinage of this word in the first place. It will link "transnational" to a particular reality that has been taking place in and between Japan and China since the 1930s to the present. It will consider yet another characteristic of a 'plastic word' that it 'transforms history into a laboratory.' Here, the question is 'who transnationalises what,'
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APW2010: Appreciating Peking Opera
Appreciating Peking Opera If any one art form could be said to embody the essence of Chinese culture and philosophy it would be Peking Opera. Peking Opera draws on China's literary, musical, and vocal traditions as well as stylized forms of dance, mime, costume and acrobatics. It is not a conservative art form, however, for it has the confidence and ability to absorb other artistic forms, influences and traditions in order to innovate and develop. Mr Wu Jiang, President of the China National Pek
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APW2010: Divergent Dictators: Legacies of Leadership in Three Asian Authoritarian Regimes
"Finding the right place for individuals is an old problem for political analysis," explains Richard Samuels in his comparative analysis of leadership in Japan and Italy. "Do individuals make history, or does history make individuals who make history?" This paper examines the highly divergent legacies that came forth from the leadership of three Asian dictators: South Korea's Park Chung Hee (1961-1979), Indonesia's Suharto (1965-1998), and the Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos (1965-1986). Through t
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APW2010: The Best and Worst of Times: Indonesia and Crises, with some Southeast Asian Comparisons
Economic crises cause serious social and economic distress, and sometimes have significant political consequences. These effects are often more severe in developing countries, because their governments are less likely to have the fiscal and institutional capacity to protect their citizens. Southeast Asia has experienced two major economic crises in recent times, the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 and the current global financial crisis. This presentation examines the causes and consequences o
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APW2010: The Regulatory Challenge of Asia
What does it mean when the Vietnamese government detains, without warning, Australian executives of an airline in which a major Australian company has made a long-term investment? After all, this kind of large-scale, high-technology investment in Asia is precisely what the global trade rules and transnational commercial laws of the late 20th century were designed to achieve. Our Vietnam example, however, is not a paradigm dispute about the terms of trade or the design of a commercial transaction
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Graduate Studies in International Affairs: Special Responsibilities -The United States in Global Gov
GSIA SPECIAL PANEL Special Responsibilities: The United States in Global Governance Speakers Mlada Bukovansky Mlada Bukovansky is Associate Professor of International Relations at Smith College. Her research focuses on the evolving norms and institutions of the international system, both current and historical. She has published articles in the journals International Organization, Review of International Studies, Review of International Political Economy, and International Relations. Her book, L
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Policing marginalised communities: An international perspective
There are few comparative studies on policing and the management of social order. How to explain the recurrent occurrence of clashes between youths, most often of immigrant or minority origin, complaining of police harassment, of humiliating stops and searches, and young, poorly trained policemen feeling "harassed" in marginalised urban zones in Europe? Why, in France, are the latter so reluctant to embrace the community policing model? Delinquent policemen and the delinquent youths appear as th
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Frontiers of knowledge: Thailand's border patrol police in the age of Internet research
Over the past decade, Thailand has experienced rapid growth in the number of Internet users and today about one third of the Thai population is regularly online. These Internet users have readily become producers of content, and the proliferation of local language material sees Thai ranked in the top 20 global Internet languages. Thai security agencies have embraced these trends and now maintain a wide range of official websites. In this paper I sketch out a tentative methodology for studying Th
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South Asia Seminar Series: Policing, governance, security and India's rise to power
In India, internal security and poor governance are closely linked. Policing is still conducted according to the repressive colonial model and the 1861 Police Act has not been significantly reformed. Policing is also increasingly constrained in its effectiveness by poor governance and corruption, including amongst the political class and especially at state level. In terms of internal security, India's 1.5 million police are currently 'part of the problem' rather than 'part of the solution'. Sin
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Thailand in Crisis vodcast series: Episode 02
Thailand is a nation on the verge - from the Red Shirt protests that culminated in violence and loss of life, to ongoing issues about democratic accountability and political instability. Over the next six weeks, the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific will bring you Thailand in Crisis - a series of six vod and podcasts released each Friday and beginning on 28 May. The vodcast will be available for viewing on ANUchannel at YouTube, while the podcast will be available for download from this page a
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Thailand in Crisis vodcast series: Episode 03
Thailand is a nation on the verge - from the Red Shirt protests that culminated in violence and loss of life, to ongoing issues about democratic accountability and political instability. Over the next six weeks, the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific will bring you Thailand in Crisis - a series of six vod and podcasts released each Friday and beginning on 28 May. The vodcast will be available for viewing on ANUchannel at YouTube, while the podcast will be available for download from this page a
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Thailand in Crisis vodcast series: Episode 04
Thailand is a nation on the verge - from the Red Shirt protests that culminated in violence and loss of life, to ongoing issues about democratic accountability and political instability. Over the next six weeks, the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific will bring you Thailand in Crisis - a series of six vod and podcasts released each Friday and beginning on 28 May. The vodcast will be available for viewing on ANUchannel at YouTube, while the podcast will be available for download from this page a
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Forum on Burma's 2010 Elections
Forum on Burma's 2010 Elections This forum considers scenarios for and beyond Burma's anticipated 2010 elections. While the elections are part of the military regime's "7-point Road Map", many aspects of how they will play out, their prospects and limitations, remain unclear. What will be their aftermath? How will the domestic, regional and international communities respond to the post-ballot constitutional order and new government? Burma scholars from ANU, a representative from the Australian E
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Week 02 Lecture: ways of seeing the environment
This lecture examines the extent to which Australian attitudes towards the environment have evolved so as to emphasise the diversity of approaches people have adopted towards the environment whilst exploring the connections between the themes of this course. A skill that this course aims to equip you with is the basic ability to "read" the landscape which involves recognising the past changes or decisions that have been imposed on the environment by society, with the recognition that the land, w
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Week 04 Lecture: Managing the Murray-Darling Basin: a Case Study in Equity
Globally there is increasing conflict over scarce water resources. This lecture offers a case study of what is going to be a key global issue - how do we manage conflicting demands for water. The management of the Murray-Darling Basin illustrates the social, economic, and political difficulties in managing a landscape that covers 5 states and territories, and is relied upon to produce a large proportion of Australia's produce. Conflicting rights to water, overallocation, and pollution are a few
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