Giovanni Navarria is a post-doctoral research fellow based at the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at the University of Sydney.
His current work focuses on the effects communication media have on prevailing power-dynamics between state and citizens in the authoritarian regimes of the Asia-Pacific region. He is also completing a book on the changing meanings of power and civic engagement in technologically advanced societies.
His other research interests cover the meaning of representation and the role of civil society in contemporary democracies, with a particular focus on Italy. His personal website here.
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