Special Seminar 14 July 2016 12.30pm
The Centre for Governance and Public Policy Seminar Series:
29 July 2016: Patrick Weller & Xu Yi-chong, Griffith University, Governing in China
5 August 2016: Ariadne Vromen, University of Sydney, Digital Citizenship and Political Engagement: the Challenge from Online Campaigning Organisations.
Practical Politics of Global Integration
Scholars and non-governmental organisation practitioners from the USA, Europe, India and around Australia came to Griffith University in June for the CGPP-sponsored workshop, ‘The Practical Politics of Global Integration’. The workshop, led by CGPP-member Luis Cabrera (Associate Professor of Political Science at Griffith University Nathan campus) and Associate Professor James Thomspon of Hiram College in the United States, brought together longtime students of the world government ideal, as well as some serious skeptics, to explore the practical challenges to and possibilities for comprehensive integration. Unique insights were provided by Andreas Bummel and James Arputharaj Williams, who run the global and India arms respectively of the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. Also presenting were internationally prominent International Relations scholars Profs. Alexander Wendt of The Ohio State University, and Daniel H. Deudney of Johns Hopkins University. All presentations will be available for viewing at the World Government Research Network site: wgresearch.org The network is convened by Cabrera and Thompson.
Economic Ideas in Political Time
Centre member, Associate Professor Wes Widmaier has authored Economic Ideas in Political Time, the Rise and Fall of Economic Orders from the Progressive Era to the Global Financial Crisis.
The book investigates over the past century, the rise and fall of economic policy orders has been shaped by a paradox, as intellectual and institutional stability have repeatedly caused market instability and crisis. To highlight such dynamics, this volume offers a theory of economic ideas in political time.
The book is available through Cambridge University Press from July 2016.