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Academy Fellows recieve Australian Laureate Fellowships

We’re thrilled to announce that three Fellows of the Academy are recipients of the 2019 Australian Laureate Fellowships – the Australian Research Council’s most prestigeous awards for Australian researchers. The three ASSA Fellows, Professors Kaarin Anstey, Lynette Russell and Quentin Grafton will be conducting research across health, history and environmental economics to build a stronger […]

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The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes

The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes Edited by  Vera Mackie, Nicola J. Marks, and Sarah Ferber Lexington Books “This exemplary volume charts both the promises and fragilities of assisted reproduction as it is being choreographed within and between societies across the globe. Through rich ethnographic, historical, and legal accounts, the collection shines a […]

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2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Academy is proud to announce that seven of its Fellows were recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours for 2019. We congratulate them all.   Officer (AO) in the General Division: Emeritus Professor Murray WELLS for distinguished service to higher education, particularly to accountancy, and to business administration. Emeritus Professor Susan Caroline KIPPAX […]

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Amin Saikal | Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic

Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic By Amin Saikal Princeton University Press “Scholarly portrait of a nation that resists easy categorization—and containment. . . . Useful reading for students of contemporary geopolitics, in which Iran has proven a constant, often destabilizing presence.”—Kirkus Description On the fortieth anniversary of the 1978–79 Iranian […]

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2019 Australia Day Honours for Professor Mark Dodgson FASSA

The Academy congratulates, Professor Mark Dodgson FASSA, who was conferred an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List for distinguished service to education in the field of business innovation strategy, as a researcher, advisor and author.

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Sharon Friel | Climate Change and the People’s Health

Climate Change and the People’s Health Sharon Friel and Series edited by Nancy Krieger A bold new treatise on the relationship between climate change and social inequity, in particular climate change’s role in health inequities The first book to address these two topics in dual terms Introduces concept of “consumptagenic systems,” a new framework for understanding the […]

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Anthony Elliott | The Culture of AI: Everyday Life and the Digital Revolution

The Culture of AI Everyday Life and the Digital Revolution, 1st Edition By Anthony Elliott Routledge Description In this ground-breaking book, Cambridge-trained sociologist Anthony Elliott argues that much of what passes for conventional wisdom about artificial intelligence is either ill-considered or plain wrong. The reason? The AI revolution is not so much about cyborgs and super-robots […]

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Warwick Anderson Et Al Ed.s | Pacific Futures: Past and Present

Pacific Futures: Past and Present Edited by Warwick Anderson FASSA, Miranda Johnson, Barbara Brookes Contributor(s): Warwick Anderson, Tony Ballantyne, Chris Ballard, Barbara Brookes, Bronwen Douglas, David L. Hanlon, Miranda Johnson, Margaret Jolly, Christine Manganaro, Matt K. Matsuda, Frances Steel, Michael J. Stevens, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Henry Yu How, when, and why has the Pacific […]

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Frank Bongiorno et al | Elections Matter

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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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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Professor Anthony Elliott wins prestigious European Union grants

ASSA’s Professor Anthony Elliott has been awarded more than $600,000 to establish a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and a Jean Monnet Network, aimed at strengthening Australia-EU relations through research, teaching and diplomatic activities. Professor Elliott, University of South Australia’s Dean of External Engagement and Research Professor of Sociology, will be Executive Director of the new […]

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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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2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Professor John Freebairn

The Academy congratulates ASSA Fellow Professor John Freebairn, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for distinguished service to education in the field of applied economics, as an academic, administrator and author, and to policy development, particularly taxation reform.

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