A civil society hearing on the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill
How easy is it to become a cybercrime victim? How safe and easy is it to purchase illicit products on the internet? The ANU Cybercrime Observatory will tackle these questions and discuss their recent work on email scams and darknet crypto-markets. The panel will discuss feasible options for combating crypto-markets and other on-line market forms.
Double billed Philippine Forum Series Event with NEDA Policy Advisor Desiree Joy Narvaez and ANU PhD Candidate Christopher Cabuay.
Desiree will speak on Ambisyon Natin 2040. Chris will speak on the efficacy of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program
Across industrialised countries, refugees’ labour market participation remains low. This seminar will explore the relevance of the local policy environment, and of non-governmental organisations in providing labour market support. It will compare the experiences of refugees in the province of Quebec in Canada and in Brussels, Belgium.
Writing is central to the academic vocation. It is also one of the most difficult elements of our work. How do we manage it? This session uses one scholar’s practices as a springboard for a roundtable discussion on what works, why and how. This event is designed for PhD students and early career researchers.
Globalisation of law and markets has become highly controversial. Terence Halliday’s new book Global Lawmakers reveals how the United Nations makes commercial law for the world, and who comes out ahead. Terence will launch the book at this in conversation event alongside several experts in the field.
There is no longer a single focus or locus of global climate action. In this talk, Prof Hoffmann discusses a way to conceive of the multilevel governance challenge and politics of decarbonization and an empirical strategy for exploring how a diverse range of decarbonization initiatives can catalyze transformation.
Regulatory scholars and others have long maintained that it is beneficial if industry rule-making is ‘responsive’ to the ‘practices and norms’ of all interested parties. Moreover, better-targeted and more reasonable rules are believed to increase the probability that industry will comply with them. However, there remains a lack of clarity about what responsiveness means in a rule-making context, and we still know surprisingly little about the mechanisms that are needed to activate and sustain responsive industry rule-making. This seminar explores these issues drawing on three case studies in the Australian telecommunications sector.
How can we approach redress for mass atrocities across time and space? A range of scholarly disciplines have sought to explore notions of redress but rarely do they engage in sustained dialogue about how we might think more creatively about redress.
In this series of events, scholars from the fields of anthropology, criminology, geography, law and political science will present their own current research while seeking to build a shared language around redress and the international.
Transitions from war to peace hold potential to transform gender relations. This lecture/seminar will critically examine how transitional justice mechanisms may contribute to the building of a gender-just peace in societies emerging from violent conflicts.
Irus Braverman writes that ‘the potential for […] reflections on our highly routinized ways of working cannot be overstated’, adding that ‘one’s choice of methodology is hardly marginal or technical [rather] it is probably the most significant component of our work, the substrate for establishing our knowledge of the world’ (Braverman 2014).
In the wake of genocide and mass harm, international criminal justice offers a global ideal of justice. But what does this mean?.
The three pillars in conflict reconstruction are Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR). This seminar critically examines the current approaches to evaluating the reintegration of children affected by armed conflict. These tend to be technocratic, psychological, or individualistic in emphasis. This contrasts with the growing recognition, within the literature, of the central role of approval and acceptance at the local level.
Today, corruption in Myanmar is not only a major problem for the country’s economic and political reforms, but also a threat to the country’s national security and economic development. It can be seen at all levels of the state’s regulatory agencies, from the national institutions down to the regional and local administrative levels. Myanmar deserves a credible, responsible and accountable government that represents the interests of the nation and its future generations.
Innovations in development cooperation: Lessons from the Coalitions for Change Program in the Philippines
Established in 2012, the Coalitions for Change (CfC) program is the centrepiece of the Manila partnership between the Australian aid program and The Asia Foundation. As it has evolved, CfC has sought to innovate flexible approaches to development cooperation that focus upon the goal of promoting transformative change. Unlike more traditional approaches, commonly focused on technical assistance and capacity building while working through long-term formal partnerships, the hallmark of CfC is its willingness to attempt nimble manoeuvres in complex political environments.
Walls have been used for centuries as a form of protection against a variety of threats, real or perceived. They have been built to defend against thefts, invasions and threats to cultural identity.
Today more than 70 walls or barriers stand or are being planned by States to prevent entry to their territory. This is despite the perception that we are living in a time where borders are losing their relevance in the face of the necessities of a globalised world.
In this final presentation of her PhD thesis, Marie-Eve explores the link between law and walls, looking in particular at the wall between the US and Mexico.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals agenda has passionately pushed for more policy integration. For as long as bureaucracy has existed, ministerial silos have been preventing integration across sectors. The problem is so intractable that the prominent scholar Guy Peters characterizes policy coordination as the ‘holy grail of public administration’.
I ask the question of how can we facilitate integration in bureaucratic institutions that are interest-obsessed, idea-focussed, power-hungry, and attention-deficient.
The idea of development has been scrutinised as a ‘Western’ metaphor ordering global difference, and as a banner under which diverse schemes for societal improvement find legitimacy and common purpose. But how is development assimilated into the worldviews of the people on the receiving end?
In Pursuit of Progress explores myths, meanings and practices of ‘development’, ‘progress’ and ‘modernisation’ on the Philippine island of Siquijor. It asks how such meta-narratives are entangled in people’s identities and life trajectories. How do they shape people’s understandings of their histories, their place in the world, and their dreams for the future?
The book contributes to debates in anthropology, sociology, and development studies regarding how discourses of development act on local and global power relations.
To what extent do policies in Australia consider the social determinants of health and health equity?
This presentation will draw on findings from two ARC Discovery projects which have examined the extent to which Australian public policies incorporate consideration of the social determinants of health and health equity (SDH/HE).
In this research, I am looking into a series of restorative justice (RJ) reforms promoted by Chinese government within the last decade. Specifically, as it investigates both the restorative programs that are universally implemented in Chinese criminal justice system (i.e. people’s mediation, public order mediation and criminal reconciliation), and an indigenous mediation (De Gu mediation) particularly practiced by the Yi People in an ethnic region of southwest China.
Can shale gas development in Mexico, a wicked problem, be smart regulated? A qualitative analysis of the regulatory setting, challenges and perspectives.
Jewish practices have come increasingly under legal and political pressure across several countries of the West. Iceland is currently debating a ban on male circumcision and in 2017, the Belgian region of Wallonia joined other countries such as Sweden, New Zealand, and Switzerland by drafting a law which bans the kosher and halal slaughter of animals for meat production
This paper argues for a reimagining that will avoid the ineffectiveness, helplessness before change, complicity in subversion, and irrelevance, of conventional understandings. The approach begins by asking about the point of the rule of law, what it might be good for, and then advocates moving from there to contingent and variable answers to questions about how to get there. We must also be prepared to amend both questions and answers, indeed re-imagine them quite radically, where they mislead or do not lead far enough. So much so, that to further the ends of the rule of law, we might need to leave conventional imaginings of it far behind.
As the Duterte administration marks its two-year anniversary, the Philippines is undergoing a series of internal and external shocks that go to the heart of its constitution and its legal and social policy contract with its citizens.
Upstreamers & downstreamers: Promoting investment in First Peoples through the creation of exclusive rights
Join Dr Virginia Marshall, the ANU inaugural Indigenous Post-Doctoral Fellow for the ANU Reconciliation Week Lecture, ‘Upstreamers & downstreamers: Promoting investment in First Peoples through the creation of exclusive rights’.
Emerging from the rubble of the Cold War, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was, until 2016, the newest of the big Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs.