In the 1950s and 1960s as globalisation accelerated, the mantra of the developing Asian countries was industrialisation, which was identified with modernisation. The modern state was an industrial state where governments were able to incorporate and transform peasant sectors and contain uneven development.
Globalisation, trade liberalisation and economic growth in asia Should labour and environmental standards be part of the equation? the case of bangladesh
The topic of occupational stress is a particularly apposite one for Australia in the early 21st Century. The nature of occupations and the social and inter-personal structures within which many occupations are carried out are undergoing rapid and sometimes dramatic change.
As we enter the 21st century, the Asia-Pacific region is faced by a widespread expression of micronationalist and local religious movements, in the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea (Bougainville), Indonesia (Halmahera, West Papua, East Timor and elsewhere), the Philippines, among the most newsworthy.
A team within the Research School of Social Sciences, including Academy members John Dryzek, Barry Hindess, Ian McAllister and Marian Sawer, is initiating the first democratic audit of Australia.
In the last decade, debates over the shape and future of Australian education have been frustratingly parochial and inward looking – focusing almost exclusively on issues of funding and standards, marketisation and accountability, and the production of human capital.
This workshop proposes to bring together social scientists and public policy experts working in two important research areas: the study of volunteerism and the study of social dilemmas.
A primary focus of any national political and social agenda must be on the nation’s children. This principle has been increasingly realised in British and Canadian research and policy in the past few years.
In the considerable increase in interest in non-metropolitan Australia in recent years the focus of attention has been on the economic and environmental sustainability of the areas outside of the nations major cities.
Indigenous peoples and religious change Reassessing mission christianity in an international historical perspective
The workshop would aim to extend the reassessment of Mission Christianity initiated in the early 1990s by recently-retired Professor Terence Ranger of Oxford University.