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Giovanni Navarria

Giovanni Navarria

Dr Navarria's research interests include the relationship between authoritarian regimes in Asia and the language and tactics of democracy; the role new communication media have in politics; the meaning of representation and the role of civil society in contemporary democracies. He is also interested and work on issues related to current Italian politics.. He is currently working on a research project focusing on the effects communication media have on prevailing power-dynamics between state and citizens in China. He is also co-editor of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative between the Sydney Democracy Network and The Conversation. The material published in this series aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Dr Navaria and John Watson (Politics and Society Editor at The Conversation) coordinate the project. He is the convener of SDN fortnightly research seminars series. He has a PhD in Politics and Media from the University of Westminster and a Degree in Philosophy from the University of Catania.. I hold a PhD in Politics from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom, and a MA Degree in Philosophy from the University of Catania, Italy.

Worrisome Signs Series

What's next for Italy?

Dec 06, 2016 03:39 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

A referendum is not (and should not be comparable to) a general election; they are two different kinds of electoral instruments. The former asks the people to express their opinion on one or more issues (usually by means...

Will Italy's referendum trigger the next crisis?

Dec 04, 2016 01:23 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

2016 has been a year of political surprises. June gave us Brexit, November US-President elect Donald Trump and December might give us a government crisis in Italy. On December 4, Italians go to the polls to approve or...

US Election Series

Neither Hillary, nor Donald, better None of the Above

Sep 29, 2016 14:23 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The final act of what has been a long and exhausting US presidential campaign officially began last Monday night, when Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump met at Hofstra University in New York for their first presidential...

US Election Series

The Road to the White House: Corporate Power vs. Networked Citizens

Feb 22, 2016 15:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The first two stops in the travelling show called the Next American President did not lack entertainment. There were four different winners and plenty to talk about: some of the candidates cried foul, while others seemed...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries slip ahead of host of FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slipped slightly during Fridays afternoon session ahead of a host of speeches by members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Williams and Rosengren, scheduled to be delivered today by 12:15GMT...

RBNZ likely to leave OCR on hold at 1.00 pct next week, leave door open to further cuts: ANZ Research

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is expected to leave the Overnight Cash Rate (OCR) on hold at 1.00 percent at its monetary policy meeting next Wednesday, but leave the door open to further cuts, according to the...

UK gilts suffer after BoE’s unchanged policy decision fails to create major market impact

The United Kingdoms gilts suffered during European trading hours Friday, after the Bank of Englands (BoE) unchanged monetary policy decision did not create any major economic impact on markets, thus making investors trade...

German bunds edge tad higher after August producer price index disappoints markets

The German bunds edged tad higher during European trading session Friday after the countrys producer price index (PPI) for the month of August, disappointed market participants, going into negative territory from the prior...

JGBs close mixed in silent trading session ahead of long weekend

The Japanese government bonds closed mixed on Friday as investors remained divided amid a silent session that barely witnessed data of major economic significance ahead of the countrys long weekend, following Autumn...

Politics

Melania Trump faces backlash over fashion choices on 9/11 anniversary

Melania Trumps commemoration of the September 11 attacks 18th anniversary has been marred with yet another fashion-related controversy. Online critics claimed that the stitch work on the back portion of the First Ladys...

Destroying parliaments leads to war – just look at history

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnsons recent prorogation of parliament has led many to fear that parliamentary democracy in Britain is unravelling. And now the High Court has ruled that Johnson acted lawfully in suspending it....

Where 'woke' came from and why marketers should think twice before jumping on the social activism bandwagon

First used in the 1940s, the term woke has resurfaced in recent years as a concept that symbolises awareness of social issues and movement against injustice, inequality, and prejudice. But popularity has diluted its...

Rudd's rental affordability scheme was a $1 billion gift to developers; Abbott was right to axe it

Most Australians are spending more of their income on housing than they used to, but low-income households are being squeezed the hardest. Many are in poverty, and many more are suffering financial stress. A growing...

John Legend tweets Melania Trump should praise Donald Trump more

The United States President Donald Trump has once again had a tweetstorm directed, this time, at John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. The All of Me singer responded by suggesting that POTUS might have calmed down if only the...

Science

New prostate cancer treatment delivers good result in week

There may not be a one-stop cancer cure available to the market yet, but scientists have developed more advanced treatment strategies that increase the survivability rate among cancer patients. Researchers from the United...

HIV hides in many places in the body, Belgian researchers confirm

HIV can hide within the patients body, making it difficult to completely eradicate. With the hopes of finding an HIV cure, researchers from the Belgium-based university UZ Gent recently reported a milestone of locating...

Can we really know what animals are thinking?

Sarah, the worlds smartest chimp, died in July 2019, just before her 60th birthday. For the majority of her life she served as a research subject, providing scientists with a window into the thoughts of homo sapiens...

Cancer cells naturally die in microgravity, scientist finds

The possibilities are endless when it comes to studying potential factors that could stop the growth of cancer cells. For one, a scientist based in Australia discovered that cancer cells naturally die when exposed to...

HIV cure study finds good results from a rare muscle illness

One of the greatest tasks of medical science experts today is finding a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). While that has not been achieved yet, many studies have resulted in further understanding the...

Technology

'Rainbow Six Siege: Ember Rise' might help lessen match quitters

Every new season in Rainbow Six Siege means new contents are made available to the players, especially with two new Operators in every seasonal update. Ubisoft also uses it as a time to issue important changes and updates...

'Clash Royale' Season 3 delivers new emotes, balance changes

Clash Royale players welcome the final quarter of the year with Season 3 of the game. Aside from bringing back familiar and fan-favorite contents, Supercell also introduces some new emotes while also delivering several...

‘Borderlands 3’ gets hotfixes a week after release

It has only been a week since Borderlands 3 was released, and Gearbox already issued a list of hotfixes to improve the game and address some minor bugs. Some of the most interesting changes are applied in the Mayhem Mode...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date: Immersion cited as the main reason why the game is in the first-person view

Cyberpunk 2077 has been created as a first-person shooter and that decision has led to some criticism from the gaming community. Accusations have been thrown on CD Projekt Reds feet that they went this route to save money...

PlayStation 5 could have a Pro version immediately in 2020

For Sony, PlayStation 4 is its first gaming platform where it introduced a more advanced variant that goes by the name of PS4 Pro. Its release made sense because, from the time the PS4 was launched in 2013 to the present,...
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