The rise and reach of transnational policing
Criminologist Ben Bowling on how policing is increasingly crossing national borders, raising serious questions about governance and public accountability.
China in Africa: Who benefits?
Economist Dr Lauren Johnston examines the evolving political and economic relationships between China and developing nations of Africa.
Crony capitalism Chinese style
Professor Minxin Pei on collusive corruption in China, its root cause, and why a free media and liberal democracy may be the key elements to a lasting solution.
Melody and mayhem: Music, the law, and incitement to violence
The complex nexus between sound and the law – from musical incitement to violence, to sonic crowd control, to the very deliberate design of courtroom acoustics.
How technology and markets are bleeding our musical artists
How will music figure in the lives and livelihoods of generations to come? A critical look at the rapidly evolving business of commercial creativity.
Hello pet! Our love can hurt our animal friends
Bioethicist Peter Sandøe joins the Up Close podcast to discuss the complicated relationship between humans and animals and its ethical implications.