Party, Nation-State, Empire: Re-thinking the Grammar of Chinese Governance

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre, Lecture Theatre 1

Western political scientists, regarding China as a nation-state like any other, commonly classify it as a 'party-state' and as 'authoritarian'.  Yet China’s transition to modern statehood differed from that of almost every other post-imperial or ‘new’ nation on the planet.  Drawing on new scholar

Speaker(s): 
Vivienne Shue

REES's Dr Makovicky discussing 'School of Europeanness: Tolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia'

Thursday, 24 May, 2018 - 15:30
Pauling Centre

Dr Nicolette Makovicky (REES) will be on the panel to discuss Dr Dace Dzenovska's new book 'School of Europeanness: Tolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia’.

The event will be a panel discussion on the book and the themes it raises, with the participation of:

The Gulf and the Horn: Changing Geographies of Security Interdependence and Competing Visions of Regional Order

Monday, 21 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB

The historical proximity between the societies of the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa has in recent years been increasingly experienced as a relationship of growing insecurity.

Speaker(s): 
Prof. Harry Verhoeven, Georgetown University

South Africa Discussion Group: Patronage, power and political markets in South African municipalities

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

CRISPIAN OLVER’S  career as liberation activist, government bureaucrat and academic has been intimately involved in South Africa’s transition to democracy and state formation process.

Speaker(s): 
Crispian Olver (Author of 'How to steal a city')

Horn of Africa: Regional pastoral livestock trade and trends in the Horn of Africa

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 -
16:00 to 17:30
African Studies Centre Seminar Room

The pastoral livestock trade in the Horn of Africa is highly dynamic. Animals are traded and moved within countries, across national borders and beyond the region for export – principally to the Middle East. The livestock trade is fluid, with changes in the direction of market flows.

Speaker(s): 
Hussain Abdullahi Mahmoud (Technical University of Mombasa)

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