2001

Rethinking Australian republicism

The idea of breaking away from Britain also seems of marginal relevance to an Australia attempting to place itself more effectively in a globalizing international landscape and the idea that becoming a republic would somehow help our image in Asia is harder to sustain in a context in which the complexity of the cultural politics […]

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Litigation: past and present

We are often said to be witnessing a crisis in litigation, as increasing numbers of individuals (personal and corporate) turn to the courts to resolve disputes, law suits take up ever more time and money, and successful litigants receive ballooning damages awards. Litigiousness is usually viewed negatively, as problematic for political, social and legal institutions, […]

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The genocide effect: new perspectives on modern cultures of destruction

‘The Genocide Effect’ (University of Sydney, 4-5 July, 2001) assembled twenty-five scholars from Australia and one visiting scholar from Germany to discuss genocide as it relates to the historical causation and contemporary meanings of atrocity, violence and dispossession. ‘The Genocide Effect’ (University of Sydney, 4-5 July, 2001) assembled twenty-five scholars from Australia and one visiting […]

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Mutual obligations and welfare states in transition

The workshop examined the historical bases, current debates and emerging issues surrounding the concepts of ‘mutual obligation’, ‘dependence’ and ‘community’ as embedded in welfare discourse and practice in Australia and other western liberal democracies.

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