On Political Amnesia

Laura Tingle, “Political Amnesia: How we forgot how to govern”, Quarterly Essay 60 (Black Inc., 2015). Tingle’s essay is a lengthy investigation of the processes and mechanisms of current Australian government, especially of the way in which they enable or prevent the practical memory of political experience. She contrasts these with the history of these… Continue reading On Political Amnesia

Diary of an ECR #9: Power

One element of power in the academic world is association or affiliation. Established researchers have it, and early career academics want it. But interestingly, Universities are the ones who really need it. They go about exerting their powers in order to obtain it: hiring this person (and their research), or creating this program or centre in… Continue reading Diary of an ECR #9: Power