November 2017

02
Nov
2017

China: rule-taker or rule-maker in the international intellectual property system?

Wenting Cheng

This is Wenting’s PhD completion seminar, in which she will revisit the hypotheses concerning China’s international intellectual property engagement, discuss key findings from her case studies, and propose the conclusions for her doctoral research.

Computer generated grid man with a light where the brain is and DNA strands going horizonally across the top of the picture

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14
Nov
2017

Governance and the power of fear

Various

We have made significant progress as a society toward teaching individuals the craft of managing fear productively. We have been less successful, however, in designing regulatory systems that recognize fear as both an enabler and disabler of behavioural and social change.

This series, taking place over four weeks in Nov-Dec, will bring together regulatory scholars and practitioners to explore the positive and negative manifestations of fear and reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of a range of regulatory and governance approaches.

abstract image of a screaming face

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14
Nov
2017

Fear in a rapidly changing world

Valerie Braithwaite, Miranda Forsyth, Ibi Losoncz, Rod Broadhurst

We have made significant progress as a society toward teaching individuals the craft of managing fear productively. We have been less successful, however, in designing regulatory systems that recognize fear as both an enabler and disabler of behavioural and social change.

This panel will present insights on the role of fear in regulation from ANU scholars Professor Valerie Braithwaite, Professor Roderic Broadhurst, Associate Professor Miranda Forsyth and Dr Ibolya Losoncz.

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15
Nov
2017

Rule of Law in ASEAN?

Imelda Deinla

Dr Imelda Deinla’s new book The Development of the Rule of Law in ASEAN: The State and Regional Integration is an interdisciplinary work that comparatively studies rule of law practices and the relationship between the rule of law and regional integration. Imelda will launch the book at this in conversation event alongside several experts in the field.

scales of justice

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21
Nov
2017

Fear not, Papa is here

Chris Houston, Imelda Deinla, Jon Altman, Virginia Marshall

The last decade has seen a resurgence in political strongmen as a simplistic and populist antidote to a world of increasing uncertainty, disruption and complexity. Fear is a common currency of authoritarian political power and is being wielded by a growing cadre of international leaders, including Putin, Duterte, Erdoğan and Trump.

Beyond, authoritarianism, however, there is the less confronting but just as insidious political sibling of paternalism, which cloaks the denial of political, economic and social agency by disadvantaged peoples in the respectability of ‘meaning well’. This panel examines how fear is being exploited by both authoritarianism and paternalism.

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28
Nov
2017

Misplaced and misused fear

Kathryn Henne, Adam Henshke, Jeremy Youde

The relationship between fear and regulation is not well understood. Fear may be misplaced – think of our outsized fear of sharks, or it may be misused – as when fears of terrorism are used to justify curtailing civil liberties and invading privacy. This panel examines how fear has been misused and misplaced to justify either regulation or inaction.

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30
Nov
2017

Ecologically Responsive Regulation: searching for regulatory hope in Pandora’s Box of crises?

Fiona Haines

Multiple challenges are associated with designing regulation that takes seriously the proposition that we only have one planet. Intersecting ecological crises highlight the limitations of problem-based regulation in dealing adequately with the problem of ecological limits. This seminar will tease apart the possibilities within existing regulatory approaches to map out how ecologically responsive regulation might develop.

A female statue holding pandora's box

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