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Max Corden: Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country

Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country The Autobiography of Max Corden, Economist Authors: Corden, Warner Max Emeritus professor Max Corden, a fellow of ASSA for 30 years has penned his autobiography Lucky Boy in a Lucky Country. It was published by Palgrave earlier this year. The book covers Max’s earlier career at the University of Melbourne and […]

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Elections Matter: Frank Bongiorno et al

Elections Matter Ten Federal Elections that Shaped Australia Edited by Benjamin T. Jones, Frank Bongiorno FASSA and John Uhr “Elections Matter gives a fascinating historical perspective for today’s election watcher. Enduring issues ripple through the diversity in the case studies, spiced with speculation about ‘what if?’ key elections had gone the other way. This book is […]

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ADAM GRAYCAR | The Publication Game Leads to Trivial Pursuits

Times Higher Education (THE) Academic & University News | The publication game leads to trivial pursuits By Adam Graycar 23 August Times Higher Education THE PUBLICATION GAME LEADS TO TRIVIAL PURSUITS Growing pressure to publish only in elite tier ignores the vital importance of lesser-ranked titles to academia and society, says Adam Graycar August 23, […]

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Peter J Rimmer & Booi Hon Kam | Consumer Logistics

Consumer Logistics: Surfing the Digital Wave Peter J. Rimmer AM FASSA, Emeritus Professor, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra and Booi Hon Kam, Professor, School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Digital technology has changed the way we work, socialize, shop, play and learn. This book offers […]

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Garry Rodan | Participation without Democracy: Containing Conflict in Southeast Asia

Garry Rodan | Participation without Democracy: Containing Conflict in Southeast Asia Over the past quarter century new ideologies of participation and representation have proliferated across democratic and non-democratic regimes. In Participation without Democracy, Garry Rodan breaks new conceptual ground in examining the social forces that underpin the emergence of these innovations in Southeast Asia. Rodan explains […]

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Peter Sutton | The Politics Of Suffering: Indigenous Australia and The End of the Liberal Consensus

Peter Sutton | The Politics Of Suffering: Indigenous Australia and The End of the Liberal Consensus Winner, Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History, Prime Minister’s Literary Award, 2011 Peter Sutton is a fearless and authoritative voice in Aboriginal politics. ‘Incandescent, emotional, tragic and challenging’ – Marcia Langton In this groundbreaking book, Peter Sutton asks why, […]

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Tim Rowse | Indigenous and Other Australians Since 1901

Tim Rowse | Indigenous and Other Australians Since 1901 As Australia became a nation in 1901, no-one anticipated that ‘Aboriginal affairs’ would become an on-going national preoccupation. Not ‘dying out’ as predicted, Aboriginal numbers recovered and – along with Torres Strait Islanders – they became an articulate presence, aggrieved at colonial authority’s interventions into family […]

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Marcia Langton | Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia

Marcia Langton | Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia Tourism Australia statistics show that many overseas tourists, as well as Australians, are keen to learn more about Australia’s first peoples. And while the Indigenous tourism industry continues to grow, no comprehensive travel guide is currently available. Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country is a curated guidebook […]

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The Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution

The Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution edited by Emeritus Professor Cheryl Saunders and Professor Adrienne Stone DESCRIPTION Constitutional law provides the legal framework for the Australian political and legal systems, and thus touches almost every aspect of Australian life. The Handbook offers a critical analysis of some of the most significant aspects of Australian constitutional arrangements, […]

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The Origins of Worker Mobilisation

The Origins of Worker Mobilisation Australia 1788-1850 This is a book on how and why workers come together. Almost coincident with its inception, worker organisation is a central and enduring element of capitalism. In the 19th and 20th centuries’ mobilisation by workers played a substantial role in reshaping critical elements of these societies in Europe, North America, […]

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Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq

The West Asian states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran have over the last few decades represented an arc of crisis. Characterized by fractured and dysfunctional political elites, fraught economic policies, and ideological struggles between the forces of authoritarianism and democratization, neo-fundamentalism and pluralism, they embody a mosaic of ethnicities. Amin Saikal, a distinguished Afghan-born […]

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The Economics of Just About Everything

Drawing on examples and data from across Australia, Andrew Leigh shows how economics can be used to illuminate what happens on the sporting field, in the stockmarket, and at work. Economics has things to say about AC/DC and Arthur Boyd, dating and dieting, Grange and Geelong, murder and poverty. Incentives matter, often in surprising ways, […]

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Pressed for time: the acceleration of life in digital capitalism

In Pressed for time, Judy Wajcman explains why we immediately interpret our experiences with digital technology as inexorably accelerating everyday life. She argues that we are not mere hostages to communication devices, and the sense of always being rushed is the result of the priorities and parameters we ourselves set rather than the machines that help […]

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Through a glass darkly

This collection of essays arose from a workshop (Markets and the Modern University) held in Canberra in 2013 under the auspices of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia to consider the impact of the encroachment of the market on public universities. The book is available online and will be available in hard copy (POD) […]

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Contemporary Social Theory

In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott examines the major social theoretical traditions. From the Frankfurt School to globalization, from feminism to the network society, this new edition has been fully revised and updated, taking into account the most recent developments in social theory. The second edition also contains a […]

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Drivers of change

Understanding current patterns of work and changes in the nature of work is central to comprehending our present situation. Trying to assess likely changes in the demand for and supply of workers, and the products and services they create, is critical to understanding how the nation may develop over the next decade. Acknowledging this, the […]

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