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The Singapore School: Lessons in Authoritarian Modernism by Michael D. Barr

The scholarship of Stephan Ortmann and Mark R. Thompson has confirmed that Singapore’s ruling elite consciously presents itself as a governance model, suitable for emulation. This paper critically assesses Singapore’s role as a possible reference for China’s leadership in particular. The paper considers both potentially transferable ideological elements of the ‘Singapore model’ – meritocracy, technocracy, […]

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The Influence of Classical Stoicism on the Western Political Tradition by Lisa Hill

It is commonly held that, due to the assumed fatalism of Stoicism and its emphasis on ‘apatheia’ (resignation), the Stoics were socially and politically conservative. This paper argues that, in principle at least, they were politically radical and in a manner that profoundly shaped the way we think about others and how they ought to […]

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Friday 31 March Seminar: Tony Abbott Leads Climate Death Cult, The Political Psychology of Climate Change

The Department of Politics and International Studies invites you to their next seminar. Friday 31 March 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Stretton Room Level 4, Napier Building All welcome: No registration required In Australia and the USA, conservative politicians exhibit far lower levels of belief in anthropogenic climate change than do their progressive party counterparts, […]

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Thursday 30 March Q&A Event: The view from Manila, with Australia’s Ambassador to the Philippines

Thursday 30 March 10.10 am – 11.00 am Ingkarni Wardli B18 Register to secure your seat today. This event is co-hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Adelaide and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Join Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely as she provides some observations on political and economic […]

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Friday 17 March Screening: ‘Shock Room’

The Department of Politics and International Studies Invites you to the screening of SHOCK ROOM A film by Kathryn Millard The University of Adelaide | Friday, 17 March 4:30-­6:00 pm, LG 29, Lower Napier Building Download the event poster. In the early 1960s psychologist Stanley Milgram, in seeking to understand the Holocaust, ran a series of […]

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Welcome New Students! Events and Advice

Welcome new students to the Faculty of Arts! There will be many opportunities for you to get to know the campus and fellow students at the following events: Enrolment Advice Session: Thursday 9 February 2017, 9.30 am – 10.30 am, Ground Floor Napier, Go4. Facebook Event. Arts O’Week Welcome Party: Thursday 23 February 2017, 9.00 […]

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Don’t Miss Out, Enrol Now for 2017!

Enrolment is now open for students continuing their studies in 2017! If you haven’t already, ensure that you enrol as soon as possible for both semester 1 and 2 to secure your place in the course and tutorial time you need. To make sure you enrol in the correct courses, please check your major or […]

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Internship/Placement Opportunity: Carers Australia

Market Research Design Project 2017 Carers Australia, Adelaide, SA Carers SA invites a savvy student with a passion for market research and research/feedback design to take on an opportunity to use skills and flair to produce important resources that will be implemented within our market research and consumer feedback collection practices. With support, we ask you to […]

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Day 10: 2016 Singapore Study Tour

The daily chronicle of the 2016 POLIS Study Tour to Singapore, “Inside Singapore: History, Politics, Identity”. Day 10 – ! Following on from yesterday’s exploration of Singapore’s climate policy and environmentalist culture, we looked ahead to what the future has in store for this small and vulnerable nation. We glanced over the previous topics of the last […]

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Day 9: 2016 Singapore Study Tour

The daily chronicle of the 2016 POLIS Study Tour to Singapore, “Inside Singapore: History, Politics, Identity”. Day 9 – ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS A recap of the principles of citizenship and how they tied into our field trips and lecture sessions got our morning started as we moved onto today’s theme, the environment. We discussed Singapore’s beautiful concept […]

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