Politics

Politics and International Relations Seminar Series

How did the Taliban come back so successfully from utter defeat? Prof. Farrell draws on the literatures on civil wars and on military adaptation, to identify and unpack of two sets of factors that explain relative success of insurgencies: first are the availability of social resources, and second are factors that drive and enable military adaptation.

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Monash Arts expertise in the media

Monash University’s expertise will reach a wider audience in 2018 as one of our political scientists returns to ABC Radio in a fortnightly segment to talk about politics. Dr Zareh Ghazarian, from the School of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts, will feature in a regular segment where he will engage with talkback callers and tweeters and unpack the political machinations of the day.

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Scaling new heights with Roger Chao

Roger Chao FRGS, FGIA, GAICD, FAIM, BJ is an Australian explorer, mountaineer, philosopher and ethicist. He holds degrees in Arts (Politics and Philosophy majors) and Economics and an Honours degree in Philosophy/Ethics from Monash University. Roger was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2007 in recognition of his research into the effects…

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From DFAT to KPMG: Catherine shines a light on gender diversity and national security

Since graduating from Monash with a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate in International Relations, Catherine Kimonides has had an amazing career that has taken her around the world: from her internship with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra, to several positions with the Department of Defence in locations including Korea,…

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Yes! The results of the same-sex marriage survey are in, so what happens now?

We now have the answer to the $122 million question: should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? The 12.7 million voters who participated in the postal survey had the reasonable expectation that a long and divisive debate would at last be resolved. But a final question remains: what will Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull do now? Monash political scientist Dr Zareh Ghazarian …

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Protecting women on temporary visas who experience family violence

A new report, released today, draws from the first major study in Australia to examine the link between migration status and family violence, undertaken by Monash University. Written by Associate Professor Marie Segrave from our School of Social Sciences, the report is based on the experiences of migrant women who experienced family violence while on…

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