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SEMINAR: Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series 2017

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Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series 2017 : Are We in an Age of Inequality and if so What Should be Done About It? Other events...
Rising economic inequality has become a global concern over recent years. A number of studies point to a widening of the gap between rich and poor, a trend that could well be undermining the social consensus on which democratic capitalism has successfully functioned since the Second World War. This presentation outlines the nature of the issue and explores some of the analytical and political challenges involved, paying particular attention to where Australia sits in the global debate. Dr Alan Fenna is a professor of politics at the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University. He researches in the areas of economic and social policy, and Australian and comparative federalism and has just completed an Australian Research Council funded study of the redistributive impacts of the Australian welfare state. He is the author of Australian Public Policy (2005); co-editor of Government and Politics in Australia (2014); and co-author of Comparative Federalism: a systematic inquiry (2015) as well as a range of academic journal articles and book chapters. He has been awarded the Australian Political Studies Association’s Mayer Journal prize for the best article in the Australian Journal of Political Science three times and served as President of the Australian Political Studies Association 2009–10.
Speaker(s) Professor Alan Fenna, Curtin University
Location UWA Social Sciences building, room 2.63
Contact Mark Beeson <mark.beeson@uwa.edu.au>
Start Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00
End Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <karen.eichorn@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:02
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