December 2017

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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01
Dec
2017

Fiona Haines masterclass: Driving your research forward

Fiona Haines

This masterclass is designed for PhD students and early career researchers. Participants will think through critical issues associated with their research through a series of structured questions and work collaboratively with Fiona to find ways to propel their research forward.

Plant

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05
Dec
2017

Fear, fearlessness and environmental activism: The Lock the Gate Alliance

Neil Gunningham, Annie Kia, Hedda Ransan-Cooper

While the political right may harness fear to resist change, fear (and fearlessness) may play very different roles for environmental activists. This panel explores the role of emotions in galvanising or inhibiting community action.

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06
Dec
2017

Hidden successes? Holistic sustainability policies in three Australian states: A case study

Kuntal Goswami

In Australia during the early 2000s, all Labor-governed states adopted sustainable development-based strategic plans or strategies. This study examines the life cycle of three overarching policies of early 2000s from three Australian states: Tasmania Together, South Australia’s Strategic Plan and the Western Australian State Sustainability Strategy.

Tiny tree inside a light blub

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12
Dec
2017

Where should China stand in the international negotiations on intellectual property?

Xu yuan

China is moving from passively accepting economic and trade rules to actively making international economic and trade rules. China now aims to be “actively participating in global governance”. In the process of participating in global governance, one of the most essential issues for China is to define its identity.

So, in international negotiations of intellectual property, should China stand on the side of the developing world or on the side of the developed world? Or, should it have its own separate position? This question is explored by considering the development of China’s economics and science and technology.

Beijing CBD

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13
Dec
2017

Pracademic policing: How police-led research can revolutionize police effectiveness

Lawrence Sherman and Heather Strang

Police innovators around the world are doing research that tests and refines new ideas. This seminar reviews the growth of police-led “pracademic” research, with academic support, through such developments as the new (since 2010) Societies of Evidence-Based Policing in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, US and Canada, and the Cambridge Journal of Evidence-based Policing. The implications of this trend for police reform in democracies and other nations will be discussed.

Blue light on police car

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