2009

Privatisation, security and community How master planned estates are changing suburban Australia

The aim of this workshop, is, for the first time, to assemble a cross-disciplinary group of leading established and emerging researchers to share and build upon this existing work on the MPE. In particular the workshop aims to use the differing disciplinary and methodological approaches of invited participants in the fields of sociology, geography, planning, criminology, labour studies and social work to address two key aspects of this phenomenon: The question of governance and privatisation of the public realm and the issue of community, and the way it is imagined and experienced, both by property developers and by residents.

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Consolidating research in Australian teacher education

The Workshop objectives are to analyse the map of past, current and planned research in teacher education in Australia, identify specific conceptual and methodological resources which could help to address gaps in research, develop a national research program agenda within which shared projects and collaborative efforts can occur across institutions and disciplines and to commence planning for cooperative and parallel studies in teacher education for the ‘global south’

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Religion and state intervention and opposition Regional and global perspectives

The proposed conference will address the formational relationship between religion and the state through investigation of historical cases and recent developments. The political dimension of religions and their necessary relations with the political state in terms of both competition and sponsorship has been frequently ignored by sociologies of religion which have instead attempted to analyse religions through the social and organizational sources of transcendental aspirations inherent in religious doctrines.

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