Events June 2019

04
Jun
2019

Underdogs, Boosters and Regulators

Stepan Wood
This talk argues that the unlikely success of organised labour in the drafting of the ISO 26000 social responsibility guide illuminates the interactive dynamics of regulatory legitimation and enrolment, suggesting a generalisable triadic strategy in which a regulatory underdog exploits legitimation differentials between a legitimacy-poor regulator and a legitimacy-rich booster to advance its interests in transnational governance.
04
Jun
2019

Major Islamic holidays: what do they mean for violence in Indonesia?

Hieu T.M. Nguyen, Crawford School of Public Policy

This paper presented in the seminar examines the impact of Islamic holidays on daily violence in Indonesia.

05
Jun
2019

In conversation with Yevgenia Albats, independent Russian journalist

Yevgenia M Albats, Russian investigative journalist and Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
The 2017 DFAT White Paper characterised Australia’s relations with Russia in the following terms: “Given its international role and reach, Russia’s policies affect Australia both directly and indirectly.
11
Jun
2019

Taxational resource curse: Evidence from China

Assistant Professor Shawn Chen, Business School, University of Western Australia

This presentation will study tax enforcement in a two-sector economy and focus on cross-sector effect of sectoral shocks.

11
Jun
2019

Reflections on Interdisciplinary Research

Various
In this panel leading scholars from the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) will reflect on the nature of interdisciplinary research. Bringing together insights from a plurality of methods applied across a range of important policy domains, including health, criminology and the environment, the panel will consider: What is interdisciplinary research? How do you do it? When does it work? And, when does it not?
11
Jun
2019

Targeted education vouchers for higher education and academic performance: evidence from Indonesia

Sarah (Xue) Dong, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

The enrolment rate in higher education is relatively low in Indonesia compared with neighbouring countries.

14
Jun
2019

A noise recording is worth a thousand words? Effect of respondents’ understanding on willingness-to-pay for noise abatement

Chi Hoong Leong

Previous studies estimating the willingness-to-pay for noise abatement have attempted to describe noise abatement textually. This study examines whether respondents to such surveys understand the information provided.

14
Jun
2019

The impact of the Sino-U.S. “new Cold War” on domestic Chinese politics

Willy Lam
President Xi Jinping faces the worst political crisis of his career having been seen as unable to handle President Trump’s fusillades. While the “chairman of everything” remains in the media limelight, Xi faces internal opposition from different sections of the party, including princelings, pro-market bureaucrats, private businesspeople, intellectuals and civil society groups. An examination of how Xi is handling these disparate challenges will throw light on the trajectory of China’s development and domestic politics.
18
Jun
2019

Populism, fake news and policy implementation

Michael Moore
“Fake news” is not new. However, with the advent of social media the ability to circulate “fake news” has had a major impact on decision making nationally and internationally. The seminar will examine examples from Australia and overseas where misinformation has had an impact on policy outcomes and will examine how public health advocates can counter this type of populism.
18
Jun
2019

Analysis of institutions and convergence in decentralising Indonesia

Ari Kuncoro, University of Indonesia

Efforts to understand growth disparities among the regions in Indonesia are still progressing.

21
Jun
2019

Exhibition - Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia

This major exhibition of contemporary Indonesian art will showcase 20 of the most exciting emerging and established artists from Bali and Java’s key artistic centres of Bandung, Yogyakarta and Jakarta.
 
25
Jun
2019

Is there Impunity in Chile?

Javier Andrés Contreras Olivares
In this seminar, Javier explains the main reasons why, almost 30 years after the return of democracy in Chile, there seems to be a level of impunity negatively affecting the accountability cases for the massive violations of human rights perpetrated during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (September 11th, 1973 – March 10th, 1990).
25
Jun
2019

Spillovers from agricultural processing

Ryan Edwards, Crawford School of Public Policy

This paper uses the proliferation of palm oil factories across Indonesia’s undeveloped hinterland as a natural experiment to study industrial onset and estimate spillovers from agricultural processing.

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