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Relationship Of Convenience? The Diplomatic Interplay Between The Commonwealth Games Federation And The Commonwealth Games Host City, Caitlin Byrne Dec 2013

Relationship Of Convenience? The Diplomatic Interplay Between The Commonwealth Games Federation And The Commonwealth Games Host City, Caitlin Byrne

Caitlin Byrne

This paper analyses the diplomatic dynamics that define and underpin the relationship between the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and the Commonwealth Games host city. For the host city, the Commonwealth Games holds out the promise of global visibility, urban regeneration, improved economic activity and social cohesion. For the CGF, the appeal of the host city can improve athlete participation in the event, enhance the appeal and longevity of the sports involved and strengthen the sustainability of the sporting institution itself. The relationship is thus one of mutual convenience through which both actors seek to leverage the global appeal of the ...


Gender Bias In The Media? An Examination Of Local Television News Coverage Of Male And Female House Candidates, Lesley Lavery Nov 2013

Gender Bias In The Media? An Examination Of Local Television News Coverage Of Male And Female House Candidates, Lesley Lavery

Lesley Lavery

No abstract provided.


Mapping The Relationship Between International Sport And Diplomacy, Stuart Murray, Geoffrey Pigman Nov 2013

Mapping The Relationship Between International Sport And Diplomacy, Stuart Murray, Geoffrey Pigman

Stuart Murray

To date, the relationship between diplomacy and international sport has been relatively under-theorized. This paper seeks to redress the deficiency by proposing an analytical taxonomy of the multiple convergences between international sport and diplomacy. The principal analytical distinction to be drawn is between (1) international sport consciously employed by governments as an instrument of diplomacy and (2) international-sport-as-diplomacy, the diplomatic representation, communication and negotiation between non-state actors that take place as a result of ongoing international sporting competition.

By increasing understanding of the rôles of sport in diplomacy and diplomacy in sport, the paper seeks to promote the adoption of ...


China's Relations With India, Jonathan Ping Nov 2013

China's Relations With India, Jonathan Ping

Jonathan H. Ping

No abstract provided.


China, Japan And Korea: Hegemonic Stability And International Society In Northeast Asia During Ming And Qing, Lukas Danner Oct 2013

China, Japan And Korea: Hegemonic Stability And International Society In Northeast Asia During Ming And Qing, Lukas Danner

Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


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.


The Two Halves Of Sports-Diplomacy, Stuart Murray Sep 2013

The Two Halves Of Sports-Diplomacy, Stuart Murray

Stuart Murray

Sports-diplomacy is a familiar but relatively under-explored area of theory and practice in diplomatic studies. Existing scholarship is akin to sports-diplomacy's practice: anecdotal, sporadic articles that are case specific. This analysis posits that in the modern, plural diplomatic environment, sports-diplomacy does have potential, but that will not be realised until further discussion and scholarship is undertaken. Specifically, the “gap” in the diplomatic studies literature needs filling, as well as addressing and discussing the question: “do the benefits outweigh the dangers of ‘mixing’ sport and diplomacy?” The article's purpose is rudimentary. It aims to prompt discussion and debate between ...


The Early Modern Chinese Tribute System: Civilization As Source Of Soft Power, Lukas Danner Sep 2013

The Early Modern Chinese Tribute System: Civilization As Source Of Soft Power, Lukas Danner

Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Medieval International Relations Of East Asia: The Tribute System Reconsidered, Lukas Danner Sep 2013

Medieval International Relations Of East Asia: The Tribute System Reconsidered, Lukas Danner

Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Opening The Windows On Diplomacy: A Comparison Of The Domestic Dimension Of Public Diplomacy In Canada And Australia, Ellen Huijgh, Caitlin Byrne Sep 2013

Opening The Windows On Diplomacy: A Comparison Of The Domestic Dimension Of Public Diplomacy In Canada And Australia, Ellen Huijgh, Caitlin Byrne

Caitlin Byrne

Public diplomacy's scholarship and practice are evolving and seeking to adapt to the expanding interests, expectations, connectivity and mobility of the publics that have come to define the field in an organic fashion. The characteristic distinction between international and domestic publics as the key to defining the practice of public diplomacy is increasingly challenged by public audiences that are no longer constrained by such traditional delineations. The attention on the involvement of domestic publics in public diplomacy, or its domestic dimension, has to be understood within this context. This article aims to cast further light on public diplomacy's ...


Realising Australia's International Education As Public Diplomacy, Caitlin Byrne, Rebecca Hall Sep 2013

Realising Australia's International Education As Public Diplomacy, Caitlin Byrne, Rebecca Hall

Caitlin Byrne

Australia’s international education serves as public diplomacy, essentially engaging and influencing public audiences in ways that progress Australian foreign policy priorities and national interests. The multidimensional and increasingly globalised nature of international education presents enormous opportunity for vital exchange and interactions between and with students, academics and communities via onshore and offshore modes of delivery. Positive experiences of student mobility and the development of intellectual, commercial and social relationships can build upon a nation’s reputation, and enhance the ability of that nation to participate in and influence regional or global outcomes. This is ultimately the essence of soft ...


My End Of The Bargain: Are There Crossdistrict Effects In Teacher Contract Provisions?, Dan Goldhaber, Lesley Lavery, Roddy Theobald Aug 2013

My End Of The Bargain: Are There Crossdistrict Effects In Teacher Contract Provisions?, Dan Goldhaber, Lesley Lavery, Roddy Theobald

Lesley Lavery

No abstract provided.


The Palestinian National Movement And The One State Solution In Israel/Palestine, Leila Farsakh Jul 2013

The Palestinian National Movement And The One State Solution In Israel/Palestine, Leila Farsakh

Leila Farsakh

No abstract provided.


How To Talk To Decision Makers...Who Don't Want To Talk To You: An Interview With Leida Rijnhout, Sherrie Steiner Jul 2013

How To Talk To Decision Makers...Who Don't Want To Talk To You: An Interview With Leida Rijnhout, Sherrie Steiner

Sherrie M Steiner

No abstract provided.


Review Of Pouring Jewish Water Into Fascist Wine: Untold Stories Of “Catholic” Jews From The Archives Of Mussolini’S Jesuit, Pietro Tacchi Venturi By R.A. Maryks, Franklin Adler Jul 2013

Review Of Pouring Jewish Water Into Fascist Wine: Untold Stories Of “Catholic” Jews From The Archives Of Mussolini’S Jesuit, Pietro Tacchi Venturi By R.A. Maryks, Franklin Adler

Franklin H. Adler

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.


World Religious Leaders' Reflexivity In Dialogue With 'Others' About Global Governance, Sherrie Steiner Jun 2013

World Religious Leaders' Reflexivity In Dialogue With 'Others' About Global Governance, Sherrie Steiner

Sherrie M Steiner

No abstract provided.


Governing Regional Economic Development: Innovation Challenges And Policy Learning In Canada, Neil Bradford, David Wolfe May 2013

Governing Regional Economic Development: Innovation Challenges And Policy Learning In Canada, Neil Bradford, David Wolfe

Neil Bradford

Regional development policy offers a fascinating window on the interplay between the spatial distribution of economic activity and the interaction across multiple levels of government. Canada provides a compelling case to examine the theory and practice of regional development due to the diverse nature of its economy, the decentralised nature of its federation and more than five decades of federal policy activism. This article explores Canada's six regional development agencies, adopting an organisational learning lens to explain a paradigm shift in policy from redistribution to innovation. Two prominent traditions in regional studies--'nested scales' of economic innovation and 'multi-level ...


Religious Soft Power In International Relations: Dual Streams Or Theoretical Bias?, Sherrie Steiner May 2013

Religious Soft Power In International Relations: Dual Streams Or Theoretical Bias?, Sherrie Steiner

Sherrie M Steiner

No abstract provided.


Teacher Collective Bargaining: Assessing The Internal Validity Of Partial Independence Item Response Measures Of Contract Restrictiveness, Dan Goldhaber, Lesley Lavery, Roddy Theobald, Dylan D'Entremont, Yangru Fang Apr 2013

Teacher Collective Bargaining: Assessing The Internal Validity Of Partial Independence Item Response Measures Of Contract Restrictiveness, Dan Goldhaber, Lesley Lavery, Roddy Theobald, Dylan D'Entremont, Yangru Fang

Lesley Lavery

No abstract provided.


The Place-Based Approach: Public Policy In Context, Neil Bradford Apr 2013

The Place-Based Approach: Public Policy In Context, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Sino-Japanese Rivalry Over The Diaoyu Islands In The Northeast Asian Security Sub-Complex, Lukas Danner Apr 2013

Sino-Japanese Rivalry Over The Diaoyu Islands In The Northeast Asian Security Sub-Complex, Lukas Danner

Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Firsts: The Election Of Asian American Mayors In Oakland And San Francisco, Corey Cook Apr 2013

Firsts: The Election Of Asian American Mayors In Oakland And San Francisco, Corey Cook

Corey Cook

This paper utilizes an original dataset to comparatively analyze the 2010 mayoral election in Oakland and 2011 mayoral election in San Francisco. The paper considers the unique political context in each city and analyzes individual ranked choice ballots to draw inferences about the nature of mayoral coalitions in these neighboring Bay Area cities.


State Of The Union 2013 Coverage, Alison Howard Feb 2013

State Of The Union 2013 Coverage, Alison Howard

Alison Dana Howard

No abstract available


Terrorism And Violent Conflict: Women's Agency, Leadership, And Responses, Candice Ortbals, Lori Poloni-Staudinger Jan 2013

Terrorism And Violent Conflict: Women's Agency, Leadership, And Responses, Candice Ortbals, Lori Poloni-Staudinger

Candice D. Ortbals

This book explores how gender intersects with political violence, and particularly terrorism. We ask how gender relations and understandings of femininity and masculinity influence political violence, which includes politics related to terrorism, state terrorism, and genocide. We investigate how women cope with and influence the politics of terrorism and genocide. The book’s goals are descriptive and analytical. We (1) describe in what ways women are present (and/or perceived as absent) in political contexts involving violence, and (2) analyze what gender assumptions, identities, and frames women face and themselves express and act upon regarding political violence encountered in their ...