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#SpCP13 Observation and Augmented Information

This week's topic in #SpCP13 at the University of Canberra is Observation and Augmented Information. In this presentation I have an opportunity to mention Ian Franks, Richard Schmidt, David Berliner, and Muska Mosston. This is the SlideCast.

Resilient Authoritarianism and Soft Power

Introduction Last Thursday I was driving into Canberra and had the opportunity to listen to Richard McGregor's interview with Margaret Throsby on ABC's Classic FM. Richard McGregor is the author of The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers published in June 2010. I had heard an earlier interview with Phillip Adams too. Both interviews left me with a desire to explore the combination of resilient authoritarianism and soft power as a leadership style relevant to sport contexts. Richard explored both characteristics in his interviews. His study of the Chinese Communist party provides enormous detail about the processes and outcomes...