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3.7 Electoral systems in Australia with Antony Green

4/22/2019
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In this episode, I’m talking with Antony Green about the Australian electoral system and Vote Compass, a tool which allows voters to explore how their views align with the major parties. Antony is an Australian psephologist and commentator. He is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's election analyst. As well as being an Adjunct Professor University of Sydney in the School of Social and Political Sciences. I spoke with Antony about how he came to be Australia’s best-known election...

Duration:00:18:01

3.6 Reforming democracy, democratic legitimacy and majority bonuses with Dr Camille Bedock

4/15/2019
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In this episode, I’m talking with Dr Camille Bedock about her book Reforming Democracy: Institutional engineering in Western Europe, 1990 - 2010 and also about her more recent research with Sophie Panel on citizen conceptions of how democratic their democracy is and with Nicolas Sauger on how electoral systems with majority bonuses affect electoral competition. Camille's book is based on her thesis and looks at electoral and other reforms in Italy and France [1.35] with a focus on the...

Duration:00:22:55

3.5 Electoral Integrity with Pippa Norris

3/26/2019
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In this episode, I am speaking with Professor Pippa Norris about her work on electoral integrity. Pippa Norris, is the Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, and Director of the Electoral Integrity Project. Pippa has published almost fifty books. Most recently these books focus on electoral integrity. with...

Duration:00:13:20

Bonus Ep10 Deliberation Culture Context - John Dryzek

3/18/2019
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Welcome to Episode 10 in this special bonus series of Real Democracy Now! a podcast about Deliberation, Culture and Context. This bonus series has been made in collaboration with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. In this series, I’ve spoken with most of the presenters at the Centre's conference on Deliberation, Culture and Context, which was held in early December 2017. This conference brought together scholars from around the...

Duration:00:18:30

Bonus Ep9 Deliberation Culture Context - Quinlan Bowman

3/4/2019
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This is the ninth episode in a bonus series of Real Democracy Now! a podcast talking about Deliberation, Culture and Context. This bonus series has been made in collaboration with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. In this series, I speak with a number of people who participated in the Centre's conference in early December 2017 which brought together scholars from around the world to examine the different forms, meanings, and...

Duration:00:12:09

Bonus Ep8 Deliberation Culture Context - John Parkinson

1/20/2019
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Welcome to Episode 8 in this special bonus series of Real Democracy Now! a podcast about Deliberation, Culture and Context. This bonus series has been made in collaboration with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. In this series, I speak with a number of people who participated in the Centre's conference in early December 2017 which brought together scholars from around the world to examine the different forms, meanings, and...

Duration:00:28:54

Bonus Ep7 Deliberation Culture Context - Ian O'Flynn

10/14/2018
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This bonus series has been made in collaboration with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra here in Australia. In this series I speak with a number of people who participated in the Centre's recent conference which brought together scholars from around the world to examine the different forms, meanings, and significance associated with deliberation in various cultures and contexts. A copy of the conference program is available ...

Duration:00:21:40

Bonus Ep6 Deliberation Culture Context - Stephanie Lawson

10/7/2018
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Welcome to Episode 6 in this special bonus series of Real Democracy Now! a podcast about Deliberation, Culture and Context. This bonus series has been made in collaboration with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. In this bonus series I speak with a number of people who participated in the Centre's conference in early December 2017 which brought together scholars from around the world to examine the different forms, meanings, and...

Duration:00:21:30

Bonus Ep5 Deliberation Culture Context - Arabella Lyon

1/25/2018
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Welcome to Episode 5 in this special bonus series of Real Democracy Now! a podcast about Deliberation, Culture and Context. This bonus series has been made in collaboration with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. In this series I speak with a number of people who participated in the Centre's conference in early December 2017 which brought together scholars from around the world to examine the different forms, meanings, and...

Duration:00:18:30

Bonus Ep4 Deliberation Culture Context - Vijayendra Rao

1/10/2018
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Welcome to Episode 4 in this special bonus series of Real Democracy Now! a podcast about Deliberation, Culture and Context. This bonus series has been made in collaboration with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. In this series, I speak with a number of people who participated in the Centre's conference in early December 2017 which brought together scholars from around the world to examine the different forms, meanings, and...

Duration:00:14:29

Bonus Ep3 Deliberation Culture Context - Emmanuel Ani

1/8/2018
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Welcome to Episode 3 in this special bonus series of Real Democracy Now! a podcast about Deliberation, Culture and Context. This bonus series has been made in collaboration with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra here in Australia. In this series I speak with a number of people who participated in the Centre's recent conference which brought together scholars from around the world to examine the different forms, meanings, and...

Duration:00:23:37

Bonus Ep2 Deliberation Culture Context - Melissa Williams

1/2/2018
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This is episode 2 in this special bonus series of Real Democracy Now! a podcast about Deliberation, Culture and Context. This bonus series has been made in collaboration with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra here in Australia. In this series I speak with a number of people who participated in the Centre's recent conference which brought together scholars from around the world to examine the different forms, meanings, and...

Duration:00:28:27

3.4 Electoral reform with Dr Alan Renwick

10/26/2017
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Welcome to episode four of season three of Real Democracy Now! a podcast. This episode is also the 43rd episode of the podcast and the first one since the first birthday of the podcast last week. To help celebrate the podcast’s birthday I’d appreciate it if you could share either your favourite episode of the podcast or the podcast generally with someone you think would find it interesting. Today's episode is about electoral reform with Dr Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the...

Duration:00:27:07

3.3 Legislature by Lot with Professor John Gastil

10/3/2017
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Welcome to episode 3 in Season 3 of Real Democracy Now! a podcast. Season 3 is about elections, electoral systems, electoral reform and alternatives. In this episode I’m speaking with Professor John Gastil. John is a Professor in the Communication Arts and Sciences and Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University as well as a Senior Scholar in the McCourtney Institute for Democracy. He studies political deliberation and group decision making across a range of...

Duration:00:55:55

3.2 Patterns of democracy with Prof Lijphart

9/24/2017
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Welcome to episode 2 of Season 3 of Real Democracy Now! a podcast. Season 3 is looking at elections, electoral systems, electoral reform and alternatives. In today’s episode, I’m talking with Professor Arend Lijphart about his work identifying two main categories of democracies which relate in part to their electoral systems. Arend is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California. His field of specialisation is comparative politics. He is the author or...

Duration:00:34:19

3.1 Electoral Systems with Professor David Farrell

9/17/2017
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Thank you for joining me in episode 1 of Season 3 of Real Democracy Now! a podcast. Season 3 of the podcast is looking at Elections, electoral systems, electoral reform and alternatives. As you can imagine this is a huge area to cover and I would like to thank Anika Gauja from the University of Sydney who helped me develop a broad structure for this Season. I’m going to start looking at a few areas at a high level before moving into more detail in areas such as electoral systems around...

Duration:00:33:30

2.18 One change to democracy, part 4

7/23/2017
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Welcome to episode 18 in Season 2 of Real Democracy Now! a podcast. This episode is part 4 of the series where my guests share their views in response to the question: If you could change one thing about our system of democracy what would it be? And it is also the last episode in Season 2 about representative democracy. I’ll be taking a break to put together Season 3 looking at Elections, voting and alternatives. First up let’s hear from Professor Nadia Urbinati’s response to this...

Duration:00:21:02

2.17 Democracy and ethics with Dr Simon Longstaff

7/16/2017
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Welcome to episode 17 in Season 2 of Real Democracy Now! a podcast. Today I’m talking with Dr Simon Longstaff the Executive Director of The Ethics Centre, based in Sydney, Australia. Simon began his working life on Groote Eylandt (Anindilyakwa) in the Northern Territory where he worked in the Safety Department of the then BHP subsidiary, GEMCO. He is proud of his kinship ties with members of the island’s Indigenous community. Following a period studying law in Sydney and a brief career...

Duration:00:27:49

2.16 Democracy and capitalism with Professors Morlino Merkel Fung and Associate Professor Näsström

7/12/2017
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Welcome to episode 16 in Season 2 of Real Democracy Now! a podcast. In this episode, I talk to a few of my previous guests about the relationship between representative democracy and capitalism. Some common themes emerge, specifically around the power of capital challenging the power of democratically elected governments and the problem of growing inequality and the erosion of the welfare state and social democracy. My first guest is Professor Wolfgang Merkel who spoke about his paper Is...

Duration:00:28:17

2.15 One change to democracy, part 3

7/5/2017
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Thank you for joining me in episode 15 in Season 2 of Real Democracy Now! a podcast. I ask all of my guests two questions: This episode is the third episode where I’ve put together a range of my guests' answers to the question: If you could change one thing about our system of democracy, what would it be? We are very near the end of Season 2 - only three episodes to go and I will soon be starting interviews for Season 3 about elections, voting and alternatives. I intend to...

Duration:00:21:52