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Corruption, Democracy And Asia-Pacific Countries, Neil Campbell, Shrabani Saha Oct 2013

Corruption, Democracy And Asia-Pacific Countries, Neil Campbell, Shrabani Saha

Neil Campbell

This paper argues that the relationship between democracy and corruption is nonmonotonic. When a country shifts from autocratic rule to highly imperfect democracy (an ‘electoral democracy’) it is frequently perceived that the level of corruption increases. Conversely, when the democracy level is already relatively high (approaching ‘mature democracy’) an increase in the level of democracy is typically expected to decrease the level of corruption. To assist with our discussion of these issues, before going on to the empirical part of the paper, we look specifically at the case of South Korea to illustrate how corruption responded to an increasing level ...


Australian Defence Force Transformation: The Hardened And Networked Army, Stuart Murray Sep 2013

Australian Defence Force Transformation: The Hardened And Networked Army, Stuart Murray

Stuart Murray

Extract:
In the field of international relations there exists controversy over whether or not a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is occurring. This case employs the recent transformation of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to validate the 'revolution' argument. As Australia's role in the Asia Pacific security environment grows, there is a correlative need for its military to evolve. The ADF has embraced change, primarily through its Future Warfighting Concept (FWC) and the doctrine of a Hardened and Networked Army (HNA).


Open For Business: Australian Uranium For Sale!, Stuart Murray Sep 2013

Open For Business: Australian Uranium For Sale!, Stuart Murray

Stuart Murray

Extract:
Fossil fuels negatively contribute to global warming and climate change. While the short-term impact of nuclear energy is more positive, it is no less controversial in terms of climate change. According to the Director of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed El Baradei, investing in nuclear energy technologies is particularly attractive to developing countries where energy demand outstrips energy supply and 'energy security, air pollution and greenhouse gases are priorities' (IAEA 2006). Nuclear weapons proliferation, and environmental safety, however, remain as global concerns. As a result, nuclear energy technologies and uranium exports to fuel that technology continue to attract ...


The Pariah State Of Global Society: North Korea, Stuart Murray Sep 2013

The Pariah State Of Global Society: North Korea, Stuart Murray

Stuart Murray

Extract:An examination of North Korea's actions since 1994 (the year they signed the Agreed Framework) shows that the 'Hermit Kingdom' has routinely violated the common purposes, organisations and standards of conduct expected of a responsible member of our international society of states.


Propaganda Or Diplomacy? 'Selling' Brand Australia, Stuart Murray Sep 2013

Propaganda Or Diplomacy? 'Selling' Brand Australia, Stuart Murray

Stuart Murray

No abstract provided.


Rebranding China On The Olympic Stage, Stuart Murray Sep 2013

Rebranding China On The Olympic Stage, Stuart Murray

Stuart Murray

No abstract provided.


Regional Security Complex Theory And The Conflict In The East China Sea, Lukas Danner Jun 2013

Regional Security Complex Theory And The Conflict In The East China Sea, Lukas Danner

Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Las Desigualdades En La Participación Política En El México Contemporáneo, Joseph Klesner Dec 2012

Las Desigualdades En La Participación Política En El México Contemporáneo, Joseph Klesner

Joseph Klesner

No abstract provided.


Sovereignty And Intervention In Southeast Asia, Charles Hawksley, Nichole Georgeou Dec 2012

Sovereignty And Intervention In Southeast Asia, Charles Hawksley, Nichole Georgeou

Nichole Georgeou

Case Study Number 2 in the Hawksley and Georgeou edited book 'The Globalization of World Politics' (2013). An overview and update regarding the politics and issues involved in regional 'intervention' in Southeast Asia.


Palestinian Refugees, The Nation, And The Shifting Political Landscape, Randa Farah Dec 2012

Palestinian Refugees, The Nation, And The Shifting Political Landscape, Randa Farah

Randa R Farah Dr.

This article briefly examines the historical causes that led to the uprooting of the Palestinians in 1948, who today represent one of the longest and largest refugee situations in contemporary history. It then draws on field research on refugees in Jordan to trace some of the pertinent political and ideological shifts since the Palestinian Nakba. Its emphasis is on refugee camps, approached here as palimpsests refracting different historical periods, which for the purpose of this article are divided into: the Nasserite period in the 1950s and early 1960s, the heyday of the Palestinian national liberation movement, beginning in the mid-1960s ...


Socio-Institutional Neoliberalism, Securitisation And Australia's Aid Program, Nichole Georgeou, Charles Hawksley Dec 2012

Socio-Institutional Neoliberalism, Securitisation And Australia's Aid Program, Nichole Georgeou, Charles Hawksley

Nichole Georgeou

This is Case Study Number 8 in the Hawksley and Georgeou edited book 'The Globalization of World Politics' (OUP, 2013).


West Papua And Indonesia: A Forgotten Conflict?, Nichole Georgeou, Charles Hawksley Dec 2012

West Papua And Indonesia: A Forgotten Conflict?, Nichole Georgeou, Charles Hawksley

Nichole Georgeou

This is Case Study Number 33 in the Hawksley and Georgeou edited book 'The Globalization of World Politics', it is a discussion of the long-running, ongoing, but not widely known conflict involving Indonesia and the people of West Papua.