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Corruption and Anti-Corruption

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ISBN: 9781922144768 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459931 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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There is new international attention being given to the old problem of corruption. It has been taken up by international organisations, and driven by economic analysis. It is impatient of cultural justifications, and suspicious of state action. It is concerned with corruption prevention as much as detection, investigation and prosecution. Corruption and Anti-Corruption deals with the international dimensions of corruption, including campaigns to recover the assets of former dictators, and the links between corruption, transnational and economic crime. It deals with corruption as an issue in political theory, and shows how it can be addressed in campaigns for human rights. It also presents case studies of reform efforts in Philippines, India and Thailand.&#xD;&#xD;The book explains the doctrines of a well-established domestic anticorruption agency. It is based on research to develop a curriculum for a unique international training course on ‘Corruption and Anti-Corruption’, designed and taught by academics at The Australian National University, the Australian Institute of Criminology and public servants in the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption. Versions have been taught in Canberra, and several countries in South East Asia.

My Country, Mine Country: Indigenous people, mining and development contestation in remote Australia (CAEPR Monograph 33)

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Book Series: CAEPR Monograph ISBN: 9781922144720 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459939 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Law --- Sociology
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Agreements between the mining industry and Indigenous people are not creating sustainable economic futures for Indigenous people, and this demands consideration of alternate forms of economic engagement in order to realise such ‘futures’. Within the context of three mining agreements in north Australia this study considers Indigenous livelihood aspirations and their intersection with sustainable development agendas. The three agreements are the Yandi Land Use Agreement in the Central Pilbara in Western Australia, the Ranger Uranium Mine Agreement in the Kakadu region of the Northern Territory, and the Gulf Communities Agreement in relation to the Century zinc mine in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland. Recent shifts in Indigenous policy in Australia seek to de-emphasise the cultural behaviour or imperatives of Indigenous people in undertaking economic action, in favour of a mainstream conventional approach to economic development. Concepts of ‘value’, ‘identity’, and ‘community’ are key elements in the tension between culture and economics that exists in the Indigenous policy environment. Whilst significant diversity exists within the Indigenous polity, Indigenous aspirations for the future typically emphasise a desire for alternate forms of economic engagement that combine elements of the mainstream economy with the maintenance and enhancement of Indigenous institutions and ‘livelihood’ activities. Such aspirations reflect ongoing and dynamic responses to modernity, and typically concern the interrelated issues of access to and management of ‘country’, the maintenance of Indigenous institutions associated with family and kin, access to resources such as cash and vehicles, the establishment of robust representative organisations, and are integrally linked to the derivation of both symbolic and economic value of livelihood pursuits.

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indigenous studies --- mining

Putting Citizens First: Engagement in Policy and Service Delivery for the 21st Century

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ISBN: 9781922144331 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459992 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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This book explores the ways in which governments are putting citizens first in their policy-making endeavours. Making citizens the focus of policy interventions and involving them in the delivery and design is for many governments a normative ideal; it is a worthy objective and sounds easy to achieve. But the reality is that putting citizens at the centre of policy-making is hard and confronting. Are governments really serious in their ambitions to put citizens first? Are they prepared for the challenges and demands such an approach will demand? Are they prepared to commit the time and resources to ensure genuine engagement takes place and that citizens’ interests are considered foremost? And, more importantly, are governments prepared for the trade-offs, risks and loss of control such citizen-centric approaches will inevitably involve? The book is divided into five parts:&#xD;&#xD;- setting the scene: The evolving landscape for citizen engagement&#xD;- drivers for change: Innovations in citizen-centric governance&#xD;- case studies in land management and Indigenous empowerment&#xD;- case studies in fostering community engagement and connectedness&#xD;- case studies engaging with information technology and new media.&#xD;&#xD;While some chapters question how far governments can go in engaging with citizens, many point to successful examples of actual engagement that enhanced policy experiences and improved service delivery. The various authors make clear that citizen engagement is not restricted to the domain of service delivery, but if taken seriously affects the ways governments conduct their activities across all agencies. The implications are enormous, but the benefits to public policy may be enormous too.

Diversity in Leadership: Australian women, past and present

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ISBN: 9781925021707 Year: Pages: 339 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515955 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Gender Studies
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Diversity in Leadership: Australian women, past and present provides a new understanding of the historical and contemporary aspects of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women’s leadership in a range of local, national and international contexts.

Learning Spaces: Youth, Literacy and New Media in Remote Indigenous Australia

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ISBN: 9781922144089 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459851 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Education
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“This work offers us the rare opportunity to step inside innovative uses of technologies, mergers of global technologies into local knowledge, and community advocacy of local history and ideology…The young people who move through these pages are motivated and proud of having had the opportunities that make possible their linking together of historical knowledge and contemporary means of communication and performance. The means illustrated here have enabled them to develop skills that will help them move into the future as adults engaged with the health and life of their own communities, connected to their language and culture as their way of being in the world of the local so as to know the world of the global.” Professor Shirley Brice Heath&#xD;Stanford University, USA

Power and International relations: Essays in Honour of Coral Bell

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ISBN: 9781925022117 Year: Pages: 140 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515956 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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Coral Mary Bell AO, who died in 2012, was one of the world’s foremost academic experts on international relations, crisis management and alliance diplomacy. This collection of essays by more than a dozen of her friends and colleagues is intended to honour her life and examine her ideas and, through them, her legacy.

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policy --- politics --- biography --- gender studies

In the Eye of the Beholder: What Six Nineteenth-century Women Tell Us About Indigenous Authority and Identity

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ISBN: 9781925021974 Year: Pages: 195 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515954 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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This book offers a fresh perspective in the debate on settler perceptions of Indigenous Australians.

China & ANU

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ISBN: 9781925022964 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_603147 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science --- History
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The Pacific War and its aftermath radically transformed Australian perceptions of what was then called the ‘Near North’. Many recognised that in the postwar world Australia’s strategic interests and economic fortunes called for a new understanding of Asia and the Pacific. China loomed large in these calculations. Based on extensive research and featuring rare archival documents and photographs, China & ANU introduces the diplomats, adventurers and scholars who contributed to Australia’s engagement with China, the ‘Chinese Commonwealth’ and our region from the 1940s-1950s. In particular, this book focusses on the interconnection between Australia’s first diplomat-scholars in China and the founding of Chinese Studies at the newly established Australian National University.

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australia --- diplomacy --- chinese studies --- china

War, Strategy and History: Essays in Honour of Professor Robert O’Neill

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ISBN: 9781760460235 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_612751 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology --- History --- Medicine (General)
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This is a collection of essays in honour of eminent Professor Robert O’Neill. Each chapter was written by prominent academics and practitioners who have had a professional connection with Professor O’Neill during his long and distinguished career. The overarching themes running throughout the book are war, strategy and history. All the essays are shaped by the role that Professor O’Neill has played over the last 50 years in the debates in Australia, Europe and the US. This book covers not only Professor O’Neill’s impressive career, but also the evolution of strategy in practice, and of strategic studies as an internationally recognised academic discipline.

Black Gold: Aboriginal People on the Goldfields of Victoria, 1850-1870

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ISBN: 9781921862953 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459855 Language: English
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Subject: Sociology --- History
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Fred Cahir tells the story about the magnitude of Aboriginal involvement on the Victorian goldfields in the middle of the nineteenth century. The first history of Aboriginal–white interaction on the Victorian goldfields, Black Gold offers new insights on one of the great epochs in Australian and world history—the gold story.&#xD;&#xD;In vivid detail it describes how Aboriginal people often figured significantly in the search for gold and documents the devastating social impact of gold mining on Victorian Aboriginal communities. It reveals the complexity of their involvement from passive presence, to active discovery, to shunning the goldfields.&#xD;&#xD;This detailed examination of Aboriginal people on the goldfields of Victoria provides striking evidence which demonstrates that Aboriginal people participated in gold mining and interacted with non-Aboriginal people in a range of hitherto neglected ways.&#xD;&#xD;Running through this book are themes of Aboriginal empowerment, identity, integration, resistance, social disruption and communication.

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