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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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A Short History of the Future of Elections

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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15 October 2015
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Hong Kong: A Second Tiananmen?

In Hong Kong, public tensions are mounting over Beijing’s recent decision to restrict free and fair elections in 2017. A week-long strike by students begins on September 22. The citizens' initiative Occupy Central with Love and Peace plans to stage...

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21 September 2014
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