Governance

16 08 2016

The Nauru Files

By | 16 August 2016|Categories: Democracy, Governance, Human Rights, Refugees|Tags: , , |

More than 1200 asylum seekers remain incarcerated on Nauru and Manus Island in PNG, under the Australian Government’s draconian policy of  ‘stopping the boats’ and ‘regional processing’. And it’s not just the current government.

As Waleed Aly pointed out in his Comment in the Age on 28 April 2016, Australia’s policy on asylum seekers […]

13 07 2016

Fixing profit shifting to avoid tax

By | 13 July 2016|Categories: Governance, Regulatory Capitalism, Responsive Regulation, Tax, Tax avoidance, Taxation reform|Tags: , , , , |

Around the turn of the century, the Australian Tax Office took some rather effective responsive regulatory initiatives to counter profit shifting by multinational corporations. The measures involved negotiating with major accounting firms and targeted companies who were paying little or no tax to display to them a regulatory pyramid of escalated monitoring and sanctions unless […]

29 06 2016

Restorative Justice and Democracy

By | 29 June 2016|Categories: Democracy, Gender, Governance, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , , , , , |

I recently published in Raisons Politiques an article entitled: ‘Deliberative Republican Hybridity through Restorative Justice’ (in French and English).

It argues for a hybrid between deliberative democracy and Philip Pettit’s ideal of contestatory democracy in which contestatory democracy is contested by deliberative democracy. Drawing on the experience with democracy of India and other countries, the […]

22 06 2016

David Levi-Faur and “Regulation & Governance”

By | 22 June 2016|Categories: Governance, Regulation, Regulatory Capitalism|Tags: , , , , |

No one has made a larger contribution than David Levi-Faur to networked building of the strength of the regulatory studies community of scholars, especially in Europe and in political science, but much more widely as well.

David Levi-Faur in office David Levi-Faur in office

David has […]