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Caretaker conventions in Australasia: minding the shop for government

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ISBN: 9781921313509 Year: Pages: 175 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458839 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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In this monograph, Anne Tiernan and Jennifer Menzies capably chart the often hazardous terrain of the ‘caretaker period’ that ensues from the time an election is called until a new government is formed. This is a landscape fraught with political and administrative dangers – particularly for public servants who are required to ‘mind the shop’ and keep the basic machinery of government going. The conventions represent an historical accretion of custom, practice and rules, often leavened with uncertainty. In tackling their subject, Tiernan and Menzies draw upon their shared past experiences as public servants and ministerial ‘staffers’ as well as the highest standards of academic scholarship – this is a ‘must read’ for politicians, public servants and students of government.

Rising China: Power and Reassurance

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ISBN: 9781921536595 Year: Pages: 199 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459496 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Asia looks and feels very different now compared to the days of the Cold War. The sense that Asia now works differently can be traced to a single source – the re-emergence of China. China was the dominant power in greater Asia for most of recorded history. This historical norm was interrupted from the early 19th century, too far into the past to be recognisable and readily accommodated by the actors in today’s international arena. A powerful China feels new and unfamiliar. Arriving peacefully at mutually acceptable relationships of power and influence that are very different from those that have prevailed for the past half century will be a demanding process. The world’s track record on challenges of this kind is not terrific. It will call for statesmanship of a consistently high order from all the major players, and building the strongest possible confidence among these players that there are no hidden agendas.

Critical Reflections on Australian Public Policy

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ISBN: 9781921536717 Year: Pages: 220 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458924 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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This collection of ‘critical reflections’ on Australian public policy offers a valuable contribution to public discussion of important political and policy issues facing our nation and society. These essays are important not only because of the reputation and position of the various contributors, but because they are incredibly ‘content rich’ and brimming with new ideas.

Land and Life in Timor-Leste

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Book Series: Monographs in Anthropology Series ISBN: 9781921862601 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459352 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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Following the historic 1999 popular referendum, East Timor emerged as the first independent sovereign nation of the 21st Century. The years since these momentous events have seen an efflorescence of social research across the country drawn by shared interests in the aftermath of the resistance struggle, the processes of social recovery and the historic opportunity to pursue field-based ethnography following the hiatus of research during 24 years of Indonesian rule (1975-99). This volume brings together a collection of papers from a diverse field of international scholars exploring the multiple ways that East Timorese communities are making and remaking their connections to land and places of ancestral significance. The work is explicitly comparative and highlights the different ways Timorese language communities negotiate access and transactions in land, disputes and inheritance especially in areas subject to historical displacement and resettlement. Consideration is extended to the role of ritual performance and social alliance for inscribing connection and entitlement. Emerging through analysis is an appreciation of how relations to land, articulated in origin discourses, are implicated in the construction of national culture and differential contributions to the struggle for independence. The volume is informed by a range of Austronesian cultural themes and highlights the continuing vitality of customary governance and landed attachment in Timor-Leste.

La conmemoración de la Revolución de Mayo: Prensa gráfica, historia y política, siglos XIX-XXI

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Book Series: Estudios/Investigaciones ISSN: 15140075 ISBN: 9789503411254 Year: Volume: 46 Pages: 248 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación
Subject: History
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Este libro está compuesto por seis capítulos, cada uno de los cuales aborda un período particular de la historia política argentina. Poseen el común denominador de ocuparse de la conmemoración de la Revolución de Mayo de 1810, vista a través de periódicos impresos. Es así que el lector encontrará a los autores trabajando tanto con La Gaceta Mercantil, un periódico característico del siglo XIX,como con los diarios El Día o La Nación, de plena vigencia en la actualidad. ¿Existe una necesidad de conmemorar las fechas patrias? ¿Por qué y para qué se celebra una y otra vez, año tras año, un acontecimiento como el citado? Éstos son algunos de los interrogantes que intentan responder los autores. Todos ellos pertenecen al equipo interdisciplinario que desarrolla un proyecto de Investigación en el marco del Programa de Incentivos a la Investigación de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

Sosiaaliturvariippuvuus

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ISBN: 9789520303662 9789520303655 Year: Pages: 381 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626902 Language: Finnish
Publisher: Tampere University Press
Subject: Economics --- Social and Public Welfare
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"The dependency on social security: Social bums in disengaged society? In Finland, most discussion on the welfare state's condition has focused on stabilizing the public-sector's finances. However, more essential for the future of the welfare state is its' social foundation, meaning people’s experiences of fairness, equality and reliability of the society as well as the welfare state's capability of taking care of the most vulnerable groups of people.&#xD;&#xD;A functional welfare state combines economic stability with the social foundation. However in the mid 2010s there are cracks in the social foundation of the welfare state .&#xD;&#xD;In this book the cracks of welfare state's social foundation are analysed from the perspective of dependency on social security. Especially the Finns' attitudes and political divisions, policies, the length of customership of last-resort social security, the functionality of service and income transfer systems, social segmentation created by breadlines and coping on the last-resort social security are observed.&#xD;&#xD;The book is meant for all interested in the condition and future of the welfare state. It is suitable as a textbook in universities and universities of applied sciences.&#xD;&#xD;The editor of the book, Juho Saari, is Professor in social and health policy at the University of Tampere and part-time Professor in welfare sociology at the University of Eastern Finland. He has also a docent at the University of Helsinki, at the University of Turku and at the University of Jyväskylä. "

Affective Intellectuals and the Space of Catastrophe in the Americas

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ISBN: 9780814213780 9780814254950 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103024
Subject: Sociology
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Most importantly, the book shows how literature constitutes an alternative public sphere for Black people. In a society largely controlled by white supremacist actors and institutions, Black authors have conjured fiction into a space where hard questions can be asked and answered and where the work of combatting collective, racist suppression can occur without replicating oppressive hierarchies. Intimate Antagonisms uncovers a key theme in Black fiction and argues that literature itself is a vital institutional site within Black life. Through the examination of intimate conflicts in a wide array of twentieth- and twenty-first-century novels, Blake demonstrates the centrality of intraracial relations to the complexity and vision of Black social movements and liberation struggles and the power and promise of Black narrative in reshaping struggle.

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