2005

Taking care of work and family Policy agendas for Australia

In less than a decade the research focus and policy interest in the area of work and family has dramatically intensified in Australia. There is now a plethora of research on work and family emanating from a variety of social science disciplines, including industrial relations, political science, the law, sociology and health.

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Second generation migrants: contesting definitions and realities

Although largely overlooked in migration studies, understanding the secondand subsequent immigrant generations is critical to a comprehensive analysis of the migration process. The current policy and practice of diversity management in countries of immigration tends to be heavily focused on the settlement of new migrants.

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Hiv/aids, fragile states and human security

HIV/AIDS is one of the greatest contemporary threats to global human security, and its rapid growth in parts of the Asia/Pacific region makes it a major concern for Australia. The Australian government has made it a priority to deal with both state failure and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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How organizations connect: investing in communication

Communication between organisations has always been an important and beneficial form of collaboration. The interorganizational domain provides the setting for a mutual exchange of complementary competences with the prospect of building synergies if the collaboration is sufficiently wide-ranging and sustained.

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Security, democracy and networks

It is commonplace nowadays to talk about the transition from government to governance. There has been a gradual questioning of traditional notions of government by state institutions with their hierarchic or bureaucratic traditions, beliefs and practices.

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  • Location: 26 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601
  • Postal: GPO Box 1956, Canberra, ACT 2601
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