Beyond the Spin 2: Stephen Long (ABC), Peter Martin (The Age), Bob Gregory andSteve Dowrick
ABC Economics Correspondent Stephen Long is the moderator in the second of the ANU / 666 ABC Canberra Beyond the Spin 2010 Election series. He is joined by panellists Peter Martin of The Age, Professor Bob Gregory and Professor Steve Dowrick. This video was recorded at The Australian National University on Monday 2 August 2010.
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Beyond the Spin 2010 election forum - Asylum seekers, immigration and citizenship
In the first of the 666 ABC Canberra and ANU 'Beyond the Spin' 2010 election series, panellists discuss the issues of asylum seekers, immigration and citizenship. The panel is moderated by 666 ABC Afternoons Presenter Genevieve Jacobs, and features Dr Kim Huynh, Dr James Jupp, Professor Kim Rubenstein, Professor Penelope Mathew and Marianne Dickie. It was recorded at The Australian National University on 26 July 2010. 'Beyond the Spin' is a series of four forums looking at the big policy issues
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Listen: How voters view authority speaks volumes about political views
Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics, co-authored by Vanderbilt political scientist Marc Hetherington, focuses on the reasons behind the political realignment of the past several decades. More liberals are voting for Democrats and more conservatives are choosing GOP candidates, Hetherington said.
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Listen: Read the Bills!
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Listen: Professor‘s year in Baghdad leads to unique course about the war in Iraq
Last fall Vanderbilt students had the rare opportunity in an interdisciplinary class called "The War in Iraq" to take an in-depth look at the facts on the ground in Iraq between 2003 and the present. Humanities 161 was co-taught by political scientist Katherine Carroll and Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law.
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Last fall Vanderbilt students had the rare opportunity in an interdisciplinary class called "The War in Iraq" to take an in-depth look at the facts on the ground in Iraq between 2003 and the present. Humanities 161 was co-taught by political scientist Katherine Carroll and Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law.
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Back bench rebels
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Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66
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In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

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