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  |   Articles & Essays JK, Civil Society, Democracy in the 21st Century   |   No comment

Political Reflections on Antarctica – Workshop Description

The 2012 Annual Symposium of The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) Tuesday, 20 November 2012, Canberra Workshop Description Background: Social science perspectives on Antarctica are limited in scope and quantity. In the fields of political science, international relations, legal studies...

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07 February 2012
  |   Articles & Essays JK, Democracy Field Notes, Democracy in the 21st Century   |   No comment

Tunisian hope and Greek despair: A week in the life of democracy

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="668"] The first free elections borne from the Arab Spring were held in Tunisia. Over 90% of registered adults voted. EPA/Zacarias Garcia[/caption] It has been a tumultuous week in the life and times of democracy in the Mediterranean....

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29 October 2011
  |   Articles & Essays JK, Democracy Field Notes, Democracy in the 21st Century, Media and Democracy   |   1 Comment

The Hidden Media Powers that Undermine Democracy

  MEDIA & DEMOCRACY: On the final day of The Conversation’s series on how the media influences the way our representatives develop policy, John Keane examines how the relationships between politicians, journalists, lobbyists and the PR sector undermine democracy. [caption id="" align="aligncenter"...

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01 September 2011