This seminar provides an overview of Halliday and Liu’s research on the interweaving of politics and practice in five segments of the practicing criminal defense and human rights bar in China from 2005 to 2015.
The message of this masterful book from the late Professor Tony McMichael is that in facing climate change, we must put aside our presumptions about humans dominating nature. History shows that human populations have always been vulnerable to changes in the climate, the direct and indirect health impacts are huge, and increasingly press upon us.
7th annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers’ Workshop to be held at Monash University
This PhD mid term review seminar analyses the latest challenges and obstacles for the Myanmar banking sector, and how best to strengthen the integrity infrastructure and ethical safeguards for its domestic banking.
In this PhD mid-term review seminar, Marie-Eve Loiselle questions how the wall operates as a technology of regulation, first exploring the motivations that underpin states’ appeal for physical partitions, and concluding with an evaluation of the role of law in the construction of physically partitioned borders.
A critical examination of the role, scope and implications of victims’ participation in international criminal proceedings.
Gale Burford masterclass: numbers, stories, questions - considerations for relational research in social work
This session grapples with the ways in which paradoxes play out in social work research, especially research involving human subjects, and sheds light on methodologies that are consistent with honouring safety, accountability and culture.
“We’ve all got some healing to do”: building social and human capital at regulatory-restorative interfaces in the human services
In the face of so much evidence that the quality of relationships between regulators, family members, caregivers, and service providers is crucial to positive outcomes for children, families and communities, why do we continue to see so many examples of conflict and mistrust?
In this final PhD seminar, Kristina Simion argues that intermediaries shape rule of law assistance in ways that are important for our understanding of development and its success.
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.
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.
Security, legitimacy and public policy: transgovernmentalism and the architecture of Anglosphere policy networks
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.
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.
This presentation will discuss policy issues related to the introduction of land ownership rights in Mongolia, which resulted in disputes and confrontation.
Supply vs. demand? The political economy of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in Sub-Saharan Africa
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.
The omission of Indigenous peoples’ water rights and interests, and the case for Australia’s formal recognition of the Indigenous rule of law(s) is examined.
The issues and challenges that face Indigenous peoples of Australia, governments and stakeholders in future water security will be explored in this masterclass.
This presentation critically reviews the design, implementation and effectiveness of Indonesia’s 2016 and 2017 Feed in Tariff incentive laws for grid-connected utility-scale solar PV.
The protection of some aspects of economic and social rights and the link between human rights and corruption in Timor-Leste is examined.
This seminar will address some of the major challenges facing regulators and those seeking to develop appropriate legal rules to manage current and future activities in the exploration and use of outer space.
Do economic crises transform social regulation? Examining regulatory outputs in social policy-making in Europe
This presentation discusses to what extent economic crisis had an impact on social policies in Europe during recent decades.
Can the Philippines learn from its neighbours when it comes to addressing crime? Offering a comparative perspective, two distinguished speakers discuss how the Philippines might develop responsive policies and measures on crime and drugs.
Using alcohol taxation as a case study, this presentation will provide an insider perspective on the budget decisions Australians didn’t get, and might hope for, to achieve vastly better results for families.
Mobilising civil society: can the fossil fuel divestment movement achieve transformational social change?
The divestment movement has harnessed grassroots activists, engaged in innovative and disruptive forms of activism and invoked symbolic politics to persuade the public of the importance and legitimacy of its claims. What else would the movement and its allies need to do to nurture a new norm and prompt a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy?
Contested legalisation has resulted in contradictions and competing visions for reparations, which have become embedded in the legal frameworks and institutional architecture of international(-ised) criminal courts. This seminar examines these tensions and concludes with some observations about the unsettled nature of reparations in international criminal justice.
This presentation covers an in-depth, longitudinal study of an agricultural company’s attempt to implement transformational adaptation in response to climate change.
ANU hosts a two day conference on organised crime in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Criminology.
The Organised Crime Research Forum 2017 will explore some of the most significant regulatory and global governance issues of our time.
Panel discussion between the ACT Chief Police Officer, Justine Saunders, and expert criminologists from Cambridge University.
What might be done about the creative destruction wrought by the punitive neoliberalism that has become the dominant feature of Indigenous policy-making?
Bookclub - Bridging Divides in Transitional Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
A discussion on Cheryl White’s book, which elucidates the limits of expressivism and explores the communicative dynamics of trial procedure which have precipitated unprecedented local debate and reflection on the Khmer Rouge era.
The notion of territory at international law; can a State create new territory by building an island?
Additional insights into whether security sector institutions are currently held accountable through available transitional justice mechanisms.
The interaction between Chinese security state and the parents of missing children in China is explored.
What is the nature of sorcery accusation related violence in PNG? What are ongoing efforts within and outside of government to overcome it?
A conversation with Mark Butler MP on his new book, Climate Wars, a forceful case for using less and cleaner energy.
Measuring economic progress: breastfeeding and lactation work, or the sex-and drug-trades as worldwide indicators of economic well-being
This seminar addresses debates about future reform of the System of National Accounts (SNA), illustrating the implications of encompassing breastfeeding and human milk in the SNA and its economic statistics.
This seminar presents a critique of the notion some of the most serious crimes that mankind could imagine were acts largely committed, instigated or condoned by ruling political parties. It argues that instead of state crime, we need to speak about regime crime.
How do the world’s Indigenous communities use law, culture and collective action to reduce alcohol-related harm?
Models of governance through which Indigenous communities design and implement public health law is explored, using recent work in Indigenous alcohol governance as a case study.
Beyond demands for more transparency: the importance of scale in institutional information practices
A detailed study of how public-private infrastructure partnerships are governed and rendered visible, mainly in Canada, shows that the spatiotemporal scale of institutional information has important political as well as organizational effects.
The masterclass leaders will discuss how far and in what ways their own work has moved on from, or further developed legacy critical theories and frameworks, and what they may conclude about the current state of governmental analytics.
“Wicked” problems are large-scale, long-term policy dilemmas in which multiple and compounding risks and uncertainties combine with sharply divergent public values to generate contentious political stalemates. This seminar will consider the challenges of addressing wicked climate, energy and environmental problems through four contemporary examples drawn from within RegNet’s research program.
What is it about the rule of law that has endowed this ambiguous concept with such normative currency, resilience, and power so that it is increasingly used to justify international interventions and authority, even as many projects carried out in its name fail?
You are invited to attend a seminar by Dr Maj Grasten about the rule of law in global governance and legal expertise. It addresses the issue of how contested concepts, vague wordings and political promises combine with international legal expertise to shape political and social realities in the making of global order(s).
The Trump Administration, Nationalist Populism, and the Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.
Presented by Attorney-General’s Department in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Centre for International and Public Law and the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet).
In this seminar, the speaker will draw from the literature on experiences of anti-corruption agencies and his own experience as the former head of Papua New Guinea’s anti-corruption Investigation Task-Force Sweep, to show how addressing police corruption is the lynchpin to combating corruption.
In 2016 the university sector through Universities Australia, asked the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct a survey to establish prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campuses. Gillian Triggs, who was until recently the President of the Commission, will be talking about the resulting ‘Change the Course’ report which was published on 1 August 2017.
This public seminar is a unique opportunity to highlight the progress on breastfeeding policies and associated funding across the region. It will explore how these experiences can be enhanced by efforts to improve gender equality and women’s economic security through fiscal and economic policy.
The aim of the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in the Social Determinants of Health Equity is to advance understanding of how government policy can work more effectively so as to improve health and promote the fair distribution of health in society. This seminar will present an overview of the CRE and focus on two work packages: agenda setting and policy evaluation.
A book launch and public seminar exploring the interactions between the rulers and the ruled, authorities and challengers, co-operation and conflict, accommodation and resistance, and the changing context of conflict from the local to the global.
The researchers will present the preliminary findings from a prevalence study of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Western Australia. They will discuss experiences of multiple stakeholders who have been involved in the project, providing a complex insight into the lives of some of Western Australia’s most vulnerable youth.
Additional insights into whether security sector institutions are currently held accountable through available transitional justice mechanisms.
Investment treaties’ liberalisation provisions limit states’ ability to restrict or place conditions on new foreign investments. Such provisions are difficult to reconcile with existing theories that explain and justify investment treaties. This inter-disciplinary paper proposes a new conceptual framework to understand why states agree to such provisions, and explores the framework’s implications for policy debate about the regulation of incoming investment.
The South China Sea (SCS) dispute has become one of the most contentious international legal disputes in the world at present. This event is an opportunity to hear a leading authority on the SCS examining the merits of various claimants’ positions in the disputed area and also present scenarios for mutually acceptable resolution of the dispute.
Based on ethnographic research over the past two years, Clarke Jones argues that Western governments have made very little headway to address violent extremism because of the lack of genuine grassroots consultation with communities in the development and application of policy, strategies, and responses.
Digital and sensor technologies promise the possibility of a new generation of evidence-based environmental regulation based on better, deeper and real-time environmental data. However, for this promise to be realised, some practical challenges have to be understood and overcome. This seminar will explore the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of environmental governance, regulation and big data, and discuss some solutions.
In conversation with Dr.Rachel Kleinfeld, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr Kleinfeld will discuss how violence works to bound some democracies, how some succeeded in overcoming their fates, and what her research tells us about countries caught in the throes of violence today. We will then open up for questions tendered in advance, and then for general Q&A.
Australian discussion of asylum seekers is polarised between slogans of ‘Stop the Boats’ and ‘Bring them here’. Both sides have good arguments – and both have their blind spots. This seminar explores how to bridge the two. Based on Tony Ward’s new book Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia and Asylum Seekers, the seminar draws on a wide range of evidence, focusing on key drivers of public attitudes and asylum seeker patterns – both key factors in developing comprehensive policy responses.
This qualitative case study is focused on practice and examines the governance challenges surrounding Mexico’s nascent shale gas development. Social, economic, political, geopolitical, technological, legal and environmental conditions influence the governance of shale gas development in Mexico, which has specific challenges. Shale gas development in Mexico is a “wicked” or “super wicked” issue.
This talk will explore the origins, nature and effects of the war crimes investigative work of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), set up in 2011 to build case files against alleged suspects in the Syrian civil war.
Machine learning is increasingly used to make decisions about people’s lives, such as whether to give someone a loan or whether to interview someone for a job. This brings with it the risk of discrimination, particularly if the data used for training the machines contains bias. One strategy for ensuring such systems are fair is to modify the training data they learn from.
Recognizing the significance of intellectual property (IP) to state core competitiveness, China seeks to transform itself into the world’s leading IP power. The number of patent applications submitted to the Chinese patent office have been the highest in the world since 2011. This PhD completion seminar will explore whether the Chinese market power in IP necessarily translates into its regulatory power – has China become an international IP rule-maker?
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.
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.
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.
Due to a unique interplay of patent protection, regulatory exclusivity and trade secrets, the biopharmaceutical industry has so far been shielded from substantial generic competition. The introduction of biosimilars onto the market has not resulted in significant price reductions, and concerns regarding the substitution and interchangeability of original biologics with biosimilars persist.
This seminar will discuss how the biologics production process distorts the trade-offs that traditionally guided both patent protection and regulatory exclusivities: disclosure as key condition for benefiting from the corresponding monopoly position.
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. There is also 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.
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.
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.
The Mindanao problem is steeped in the search for identity, territory and legitimacy. The default setting and supreme aim of the modern Muslim insurgency in the southern Philippines has been to achieve an independent Islamic state, to one day resemble a resource-rich polity like nearby Brunei. This goal, however, has been notoriously elusive. So too have been recent attempts to further devolve and decentralise the sub-national region, which consistently rates as the poorest and most corrupt area in the Philippines. Like other conflicts involving Muslim ethnic groups (e.g., southern Thailand, Myanmar and Afghanistan), the Bangsamoro Rebellion is layered, intractable and constantly evolving. As demonstrated by the recently concluded Marawi Siege, positive outcomes for the peace process have been continually challenged by agitations from violent extremists under the global war on terror rubric.
Dr Charles G.L. Donnelly argues that the Mindanao problem is an elite problem. Based on extended field research with elite respondents spanning several presidential administrations, Dr Donnelly considers perspectives from a range of elite actors to explore, explain and interpret the armed rebellion. In developing his elite typology and theoretical framework, he advances an interdisciplinary methodology that combines the tools and insights of Western social science paradigms in his examination of the age-old struggle. Primary consideration, however, is given to the deleterious role of Muslim elite disunity in addressing why the Bangsamoro Rebellion against the Philippine state is seemingly never-ending. Through a series of case studies outlining the dynamics of the region, Dr Donnelly illuminates his argument about the contradictory fusion of persistence and fragmentation as the central attribute of Muslim resistance.
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.
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.
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.