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VIDEO | When Trees Fall, Monkeys Scatter: rethinking democracy in China

Co-hosted by the Sydney Democracy Network, China Studies Centre and the China Development Society at the University of Sydney Predictions of the coming collapse of Chinese politics are today commonplace, however this talk explores a radically different alternative. China, it argues,...

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04 October 2017
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VIDEO & PODCAST | For and Against Truth

    Co-hosted by Sydney Ideas, the Post-Truth Initiative and the Sydney Democracy Network This is part of the Festival of Democracy 2017 There are many signs we’ve entered a ‘post-truth’ era defined by the burial of ‘objective facts’ thanks to a public avalanche of ‘appeals to emotion...

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03 October 2017
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  |   Articles & Essays JK, Articles in the Press, Democracy in the 21st Century, Notes on Democracy   |   No comment

The pathologies of populism

John Keane, University of Sydney During the past year, The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network, a global partnership of researchers, journalists, activists, policymakers and citizens concerned with the future of democracy, have published a lengthy series of scholarly reflections on...

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29 September 2017
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  |   Articles & Essays JK, Articles in the Press, Notes on Democracy, Why Democracy?   |   No comment

Wittgenstein and the Dangers of Certainty

Ludwig Wittgenstein, in Swansea, Wales, September 1947. Ben Richards John Keane, University of Sydney The following notes on the politics of rising uncertainty and the future of democracy were prepared for the inaugural CISS global forum, Peace and Security under Uncertainty, Quarantine Station,...

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02 May 2017
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How the Spanish political laboratory is reconfiguring democracy

With the likes of Pablo Iglesias and Ada Colau coming to power in Spain, we are witnessing the rise of the ‘post-representatives’. Barcelona En Comú/flickr, CC BY-SA Ramón Andrés Feenstra, Universitat Jaume I; Andreu Casero-Ripolles, Universitat Jaume I; John Keane, University of...

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23 March 2017
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