Beeson from Political Science and International Relations regularly
contributes to The Conversation. This week he considers whether democracies are facing multiple challenges
from globalisation and a loss of legitimacy that may mean that they can no
longer be able to deal with contemporary problems: Can democracy
The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the second National Experimental Arts Forum will be held in Perth in October 2015.
Australia Council Director Emerging and Experimental Arts Dr David Sudmalis said the two day event would be held from Monday, 5 October to Tuesday, 6 October at the Perth Cultural Centre. It will be organised by SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, based at the University of Western Australia. “The Australia Council is pleased to support the second National Experimental Arts Forum, which will be led
The University of Western Australia's Honorary Research Fellow Noelene Bloomfield today joined the ranks of Dirk Bogarde, Rudolf Nureyev, George Clooney and fellow Australians Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett after being awarded the Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Government.
Graham Brown, the School of Social Sciences' new Professor of International Development, has published an article in The Conversation on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the politics of development assistance. In the article, Prof Brown argues that the Gates Foundation has grown to big to ignore the political issues surrounding poverty. He suggests that while their massive financial commitment to finding solutions for major public health challenges is admirable, they should start engaging more with political issues in order to reach those most in need of their assistance
Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he explores what
it takes to have a major intellectual impact in the social sciences and offers
an original way of ranking the some of the all time greats and not so greats: The intellectual Premier League.