The Centre for Governance and Public Policy Seminar Series:
28 April 2017: Associate Professor Luis Cabrera, Griffith University. The Arrogance of Sovereignty
5 May 2017: Associate Professor Sara Davies, Griffith University. Infectious Disease Outbreak Response: Mind the Human Rights Gap
Asking Big Questions
Luis Cabrera, Associate Professor of Political Science at Griffith University and Mark Beeson, Professor of International Politics from the University of Western Australia will present to the Futures Forum Series - Asking Big Questions - What are the Barriers to Global Good-Governance? on Thursday 27 April 2017, 5:30-7:00pm at the S05_2.04, Queensland College of Arts Lecture Theatre and Gallery, Griffith University, Southbank, Brisbane.Many of the challenges we face are global in scope. Would creating a world government make them easier to deal with, or would this create more problems than it solves? Audience members will be encouraged to participate in this provocative and topical debate.
For reservations and more information please go to The Futures Foundation website (www.futuresfoundation.org.au/event/). There is an early bird discount.
Marriage and Values in Public Policy
Centre member Dr Elizabeth van Acker recently released Marriage and Values in Public Policy - Conflicts in the UK, the US and Australia as part of the Routledge Series - Studies in Governance and Public Policy.
Marriage is a site of political conflict. It is a controversial issue in the UK, Australia and the US where there is a clash of values between neoliberal governments and diverse groups either strongly opposing or supporting marriage. In the meantime, fewer couples are marrying, while other family forms are more widely accepted.
This book explores this disconnect by examining policy issues such as class divides, ethnicity, religion, same-sex marriage, gender relations and romantic expectations.