Centre Seminar Series:
15 May 2015 - Elizabeth Thurbon, University of New South Wales, presents The Developmental Mindset: Revival of Financial Activism in Korea
29 May 2015 - Ashok Acharya, University of Delhi, title to be advised.
Harrison Prize 2014 for Best Article
Dr Hui (Steven) Feng, Research Fellow with the Griffith Asia Institute and School of Government and International Relations member has been awarded the Political Studies journal Harrison Prize at the annual Political Studies Association Annual Conference in Sheffield, England on 31 March. The Harrison Prize 2014 was won by Dr Feng, and co-author Professor Stephen Bell (University of Queensland) for their paper, ‘How Proximate and “Meta-institutional” Contexts Shape Institutional Change: Explaining the Rise of the People’s Bank of China’.
The award winning paper, published in volume 62, issue 1 of Political Studies in March 2014, was recognised by the judges of the annual Harrison Prize for both its advancement of institutional theory and its original argument. The panel of judges deemed the paper superior in the field and commended it on its effectiveness in addressing the key question it sought to explore and for expertly applying ‘an innovative theoretical framework that evidently has broader application’. As a theoretical exemplar, the panel also found that the paper had a strong practical outcome in advancing the understanding of political decision-making processes as they develop in complex environments.
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Dr Shannon Brincat receives Award
Dr Brincat won the ISA Theory Section Best Paper Award 2015 for his co-authored paper ‘Dialectics for IR: Hegel and the Dao,’ (2014) with The New School’s Associate Professor, L.H.M Ling. The paper has been published in a special issue of the scholarly journal, Globalizations.
Other Centre staff were also out in force at the conference, with Professors Renee Jeffery and Jason Sharman, and Drs Luis Cabrera, Wes Widmaier and Stephen McLoughlin also participating in the event. Staff were actively involved in proceedings with many chairing conference sessions and delivering research papers to attendees.