Past events

20
Apr
2017

Do economic crises transform social regulation? Examining regulatory outputs in social policy-making in Europe

Jacint Jordana

Based on a joint research project with Christoph Knill and Yves Steinebach from LMU Munich, this presentation discusses to what extent economic crisis had an impact on social policies in Europe...

Photograph: Greek protester unfurls his Greek flag and message, "Bread, Education, Proximity with politicians, With all necessary sacrifices."
18
Apr
2017

Technology, politics and future challenges for the regulation of outer space

Steven Freeland

The use of space and space-related technology impacts upon all aspects of our lives. Every country is dependent on space for its ongoing functioning and development. This dependence on space has...

Photograph: the milky way
18
Apr
2017

RegNet April 2017 School Meeting

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All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

13
Apr
2017

Protecting economic and social rights in post-conflict Timor-Leste: a regulatory theory approach

Adérito Soares

Post-conflict countries often devote little attention to economic and social rights. This is partly because of other urgent priorities such as the security sector and electoral-political agendas...

Photograph: Timor-Leste flag
11
Apr
2017

Critical analysis of current regulatory frameworks to encourage investment in solar PV in Indonesia

James Prest

Indonesia is one of the largest energy users and greenhouse gas emitters in South East Asia. Rapid acceleration of investment in solar PV generation is urgently required for transition to clean...

Photograph: solar panels in Weepatando village, Sumba island, Indonesia
05
Apr
2017

Virginia Marshall masterclass: overturning aqua nullius - securing aboriginal water rights

Virginia Marshall

In chapter 10 of her book, _Overturning aqua nullius: Securing Aboriginal Water Rights_ ([Aboriginal Studies Press, 2017](http://aiatsis.gov.au/publications/products/overturning-aqua-nullius-securing...

artwork from book cover
04
Apr
2017

Overturning aqua nullius and reaffirming the Indigenous rule of law(s)

Virginia Marshall

In her book, _Overturning aqua nullius: Securing Aboriginal Water Rights_ ([Aboriginal Studies Press, 2017](http://aiatsis.gov.au/publications/products/overturning-aqua-nullius-securing-aboriginal-...

Image of fishermen silhouetted by sunset, supplied by Lirrwi Indigenous Tourism in Arnhem Land NT
30
Mar
2017

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

Ronald Labonté

Tobacco use remains one of the major public health issues worldwide. The World Health Organization’s _Framework Convention on Tobacco Control_ (FCTC) is a binding international treaty with...

Men bundle tobacco leaves for drying in Malawi
30
Mar
2017

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

Masaki Nakamura, Hiromi Amemiya

After the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, Mongolia shifted from a socialist to capitalist economy. A new constitution was established in 1992 and reforms were instituted, including land law...

Photograph: Mongolian landscape
28
Mar
2017

Bookclub: Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens

Cynthia Banham, George Williams, Richard Ackland

Cynthia Banham’s book analyses the responses of the USA's liberal allies to the use of torture against their citizens after 9/11. While Australia, the UK and Canada share similar political...

Cover of Cynthia's book, Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens
21
Mar
2017

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

Tim Legrand

Recent years have seen the emergence of new transnational venues of public policy praxis. These are liminal ‘extra-institutional’ spaces in which domestic officials seek to achieve domestic policy...

Abstract image of networks
14
Mar
2017

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

Sharon Friel

We are at a pivotal juncture in recorded human history. The confluence of global environmental degradation, social inequities and civil unrest, and the continuing and often widening inequities in...

Signpost to Hope, Derbyshire, UK
09
Mar
2017

Encounters between strangers: the German debate over male circumcision

Mareike Riedel

In early 2012, a German regional court decided that the circumcision of a boy for non-medical reasons could not be justified by the consent of the parents because it was not in the best interest of...

Illustration of circumcision ritual from Juedisches Ceremoniel, a German book published in Nürnberg in 1724 by Peter Conrad Monath.
07
Mar
2017

The rules of ruling China

Ryan Manuel

Understanding the Chinese party-state involves understanding how nearly 90 million people are controlled in a vast bureaucracy. Affecting the behaviour of these people requires a panoply of different...

Illustration of Palace Examination at Kaifeng, Song Dynasty, China.
28
Feb
2017

Rule of law assistance in an authoritarian regime: intermediary actors in Myanmar’s transition

Kristina Simion

Through the enterprise of foreign funded development assistance, "rule of law" as an international model for development travels across the globe. At its new site, the rule of law model requires...

Image of hot air balloons over temples in Bagan, Myanmar
28
Feb
2017

RegNet February 2017 School Meeting

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All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

23
Feb
2017

“We’ve all got some healing to do”: building social and human capital at regulatory-restorative interfaces in the human services

Gale Burford

How can it still be in 2017 that, in the face of so much evidence that the quality of relationships between regulators, family members, caregivers, and service providers is crucial to positive...

Digitally abstracted image of a scene of a crowd of people.
22
Feb
2017

Beyond the rhetoric: Duterte's first six months

Walden Bello, Christian Monsod, Maria-Socorro Gochoco-Bautista, et al

After storming into office in the May 2016 Philippine elections under a fiery campaign to wage war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte has not ceased to make headlines since then. Six months into...

Image of President Rodrigo Duterte
21
Feb
2017

Facts alone are not enough

Heather Neil

Why is it that people smoke, infant formula is readily available, eleven million hens producing eggs live in battery cages and cattle and sheep are exported for slaughter overseas? The evidence of...

Observations of the sun in different wavelengths highlighting different aspects of the sun's surface and atmosphere.
21
Feb
2017

Gale Burford masterclass: numbers, stories, questions - considerations for relational research in social work

Gale Burford

Since its origins in the creation of the so-called welfare state, Western professionalised visions of social work have faced ongoing challenges with reconciling: helping with regulation, human rights...

Images of digitally generated letters and numbers in primary colours

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