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Unlike Australia, compulsory voting won’t work everywhere

This article was originally published on Election Watch The introduction of compulsory voting in Australia has helped drive the development of integrated, effective and inventive electoral management that is both extremely well managed and trusted with unusually high and socially-even rates of electoral inclusion. Compulsory voting (CV) exists where the state imposes a legal requirement …

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Challenges for Environmental Democracy in the World’s Largest Democracy, an address by Ritwick Dutta

Ritwick Dutta has spent his career focused exclusively on environmental litigation and has supported communities, civil society groups and affected citizens in bringing environmental issues to the court system. In this talk Ritwick will discuss how India’s developmental strategy, has led to a massive exploitation of forests, rivers and land, as well as increased conflicts …

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Podcast – Ordinary Politics

“Young people often reproduce pernicious systems. But they also undermine them. Even forms of political action that can be ushered quite quickly into the categories of ‘progressive’ or ‘retrogressive’ often contain within them contradictory impulses and potentials.” – Professor Craig Jeffrey Credits This podcast is brought to you in association with the Australia India Institute …

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Pause for Thought – Ordinary Politics

“Young people often reproduce pernicious systems. But they also undermine them. Even forms of political action that can be ushered quite quickly into the categories of ‘progressive’ or ‘retrogressive’ often contain within them contradictory impulses and potentials.” – Professor Craig Jeffrey Credits This podcast is brought to you in association with the Australia India Institute …

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