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Interrogating the In-between: UNSW Humanities and Languages Postgraduate Research Conference 2015

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Interrogating the In-between: UNSW Humanities and Languages Postgraduate Research Conference 2015

School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

University of New South Wales, Sydney

Friday June 12th 2015

 

Re: The Weekly Five: Democracy in the News for the Week February 8, 2014

Article #3 about political shoo-ins being bad for democracy is about large scale offices. But I think the issue isn't so much "political shoo-ins" as it is access to preexisting political campaign and fundraising networks. I have blogged in the past about how DC local elections have been integrated into the "city-wide" Growth Machine.

http://urbanplacesandspaces.blogspot.com/2012/11/dc-at-large-city-counci...

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