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The New 21st Century Despotisms

  • Deakin Burwood Level 2, Building BC, 221 Burwood Highway Burwood Australia (map)
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Professor John Keane (University of Sydney)

Drawing on evidence and fieldwork from China, Hungary, the UAE, Poland, Iran, Russia and the Central Asian republics, this lecture demonstrates how these regimes are using quasi-democratic means to forge new forms of 21st century despotism.

The seminar will be held at Deakin Burwood (Level 2, Building BC, 221 Burwood Highway Burwood), streamed to Deakin Waurn Ponds (IC2.108) and available via VMP 54633.