March 2017

07
Mar
2017

The rules of ruling China

Ryan Manuel

What are the rules governing how actors work together across the Chinese party-state system? Which of these rules are binding? How do rules together affect the behaviour of officials, of organisations, and ultimately, of the party-state as a whole?

Illustration of Palace Examination at Kaifeng, Song Dynasty, China.

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09
Mar
2017

Encounters between strangers: the German debate over male circumcision

Mareike Riedel

This thesis explores moments when Jewish religious practice comes into conflict with state law. In this mid-term review seminar, the case of male circumcision in Germany will be discussed.

Illustration of circumcision ritual from Juedisches Ceremoniel, a German book published in Nürnberg in 1724 by Peter Conrad Monath.

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14
Mar
2017

A time for hope: pursuing a vision of a fair, sustainable and healthy world

Sharon Friel

Pursuit of a fairer, more sustainable and healthier world is a governance challenge, redressing the inequities in power, money and resources and in daily living conditions.

Signpost to Hope, Derbyshire, UK

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21
Mar
2017

Security, legitimacy and public policy: transgovernmentalism and the architecture of Anglosphere policy networks

Tim Legrand

This presentation considers the dynamics and political implications of transgovernmental networks collaboration by considering three specific ‘security’ network cases: the Quintet of Attorneys-General; the Five Country Ministerial and the Five Countries Conference.

Abstract image of networks

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28
Mar
2017

Bookclub: Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens

Cynthia Banham, George Williams, Richard Ackland

A discussion on Cynthia Banham’s book, which analyses the responses of the USA’s liberal allies to the use of torture against their citizens after 9/11.

Cover of Cynthia's book, Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens

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30
Mar
2017

Land law reform issues in Mongolia: a law and society perspective

Masaki Nakamura, Hiromi Amemiya

This presentation will discuss policy issues related to the introduction of land ownership rights in Mongolia, which resulted in disputes and confrontation.

Photograph: Mongolian landscape

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30
Mar
2017

Supply vs. demand? The political economy of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ronald Labonté

This seminar will present key findings from a multi-year study of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in Kenya, Zambia and Malawi, representing different degrees of agricultural dependencies on tobacco farming and domestic tobacco control policies.

Men bundle tobacco leaves for drying in Malawi

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