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A Short History of the Future of Elections

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The following remarks on the future of elections sketch the ambitious scope of an exciting Sydney/Berlin research project launched last week at the the University of Sydney We live in times shaped by the conviction that periodic ‘free and fair’ elections...

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ABC The Minefield | Syrian Refugee Crisis: Is current compassion obscuring a long-term catastrophe?

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Aired on Thursday 10 September 2015 11:30AM Over the last five years, the phenomenon of mass displacement and forced migration has posed intractable political problems for Western nations and sparked an upsurge in popularity for Europe's anti-immigrant political parties. In recent weeks the...

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In Conversation With John Keane: Gods, Power, Democracy

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By Irfan Ahmad, Institute for Religion, Politics, & Society, Australian Catholic University Publisher: Routledge Journal of Religious and Political Practice, published online: 29 Jul 2015. [caption id="attachment_9246" align="alignright" width="355"] John Keane in conversation with Irfan A hmad.[/caption] In a wide-ranging conversation with Irfan Ahmad, John...

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Greek debt: Is it morally binding? – ABC Radio National The Mindfield

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John Keane interview with ABC Radio National The Mindfield, 9 July 2015 Listen to audio [audio mp3="http://www.johnkeane.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/mld_20150709_1130.mp3"][/audio]   [caption id="attachment_10276" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image: Queuing for cash at a Greek bank (SAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty Images)[/caption] Democracy was born in Greece out of a struggle against the oppressive...

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