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Social Indicators for Aboriginal Governance

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Book Series: Research Monograph ISBN: 9781920942120 Year: Pages: 114 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459540 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Government policy; Social conditions; Aboriginal australians

Assessing the evidence on Indigenous socioeconomic outcomes

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Book Series: Research Monograph ISBN: 9781920942649 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458805 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Social Sciences
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Aboriginal australian; Social conditions; Economic conditions

Girlhood and the Politics of Place

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ISBN: 9781785333743 Year: Pages: 354 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_606216 Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Gender Studies
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Examining context-specific conditions in which girls live, learn, work, play, and organize deepens the understanding of place-making practices of girls and young women worldwide. Focusing on place across health, literary and historical studies, art history, communications, media studies, sociology, and education allows for investigations of how girlhood is positioned in relation to interdisciplinary and transnational research methodologies, media environments, geographic locations, historical and social spaces. This book offers a comprehensive and authoritative reading of this emerging field and how girlhood scholars construct and deploy research frameworks that directly engage girls in the research process. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Unbridling the Tongues of Women: a biography of Catherine Helen Spence

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ISBN: 9780980672305 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.1017/UPO9780980672305 Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: Gender Studies --- History
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Originally published in 1985, this revised edition with an updated Introduction, is being published by the University of Adelaide Press to commemorate the anniversary of Catherine Helen Spence's death on 3 April 1910. Catherine Helen Spence was a charismatic public speaker in the late nineteenth century, a time when women were supposed to speak only at their own firesides. In challenging the custom and convention that confined middle-class women to the domestic sphere, she was carving a new path into the world of public politics along which other women would follow, in the first Australian colony to win votes for women.&#xD;&#xD;She was also much more -- a novelist deserving comparison with George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman; a pioneering woman journalist; a ‘public intellectual’ a century before the term was coined; a philanthropic innovator in social welfare and education, with an influence reaching far beyond South Australia; Australia’s first female political candidate. A ‘New Woman’, she declared herself. The ‘Grand Old Woman of Australia’ others called her.

State and Society in Papua New Guinea

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ISBN: 192094205X Year: Pages: 445 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459731 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Politics and government; Social conditions; Papua new guinea

Myanmar: State, Community and the Environment

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ISBN: 9781921313370 Year: Pages: 301 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459380 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Despite deteriorating economic and developmental conditions, worsening environmental problems, and troubles arising from the unresolved status of its ethnic minorities, Myanmar seems no closer to a political resolution. Myanmar’s economy continues to stagnate, with severe implications for its people. Low levels of international assistance have exacerbated the situation. Myanmar—the state, community and the environment examines the missed opportunities by government and opposition groups to find a way out of the political impasse and improve the standard of living of the people of Myanmar.&#xD;&#xD;This collection provides insights into the country’s economic development, in particular the vital rice-marketing sector and the attempts to expand existing industrial zones. It focuses, for the first time, on Myanmar’s environmental governance with in-depth case studies, and on the increasing need for effective environmental protection and sustainability.

Australia Under Construction

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ISBN: 9781921313783 Year: Pages: 171 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458814 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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The Australian nation is a work in progress. So conclude the authors whose views are represented in this most recent offering in the ANZSOG monograph series, Australia Under Construction: Nation-building past, present and future. From its beginnings as a settler society through to present day concerns about ‘broadbanding the nation’, the nation-building narrative has resonated with Australians. The very idea of nation-building has both excited the popular imagination about what we might achieve as a society and a nation, and has occasioned despair about missed opportunities. The eleven authors contributing to this monograph reflect on these, and other themes from a variety of perspectives. They challenge our understanding of the term ‘nation-building’, reflect on its contemporary relevance as a framework for public policy and even re-appraise the contribution of past ‘iconic’ nation-building endeavours. To this subject the authors bring intelligence, wit and a healthy disdain for sacred cows. A stimulating read for anyone interested in the history, challenges and prospects of nation-building in Australia.

Power, Culture, Economy (CAEPR 30)

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Book Series: Research Monograph ISBN: 9781921536878 Year: Pages: 243 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459470 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Ethnology
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Research over the past decade in health, employment, life expectancy, child mortality, and household income has confirmed that Indigenous Australians are still Australia’s most disadvantaged group. Those residing in communities in regional and remote Australia are further disadvantaged because of the limited formal economic opportunities there. In these areas mining developments may be the major—and sometimes the only—contributors to regional economic development. However Indigenous communities have gained only relatively limited long-term economic development benefits from mining activity on land that they own or over which they have property rights of varying significance. Furthermore, while Indigenous people may place high value on realising particular non-economic benefits from mining agreements, there may be only limited capacity to deliver such benefits. This collection of papers focuses on three large, ongoing mining operations in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory under two statutory regimes—the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 and the Native Title Act 1993. The authors outline the institutional basis to greater industry involvement while describing and analysing the best practice principles that can be utilised both by companies and Indigenous community organisations. The research addresses questions such as:&#xD;&#xD;What factors underlie successful investment in community relations and associated agreement governance and benefit packages for Indigenous communities?&#xD;&#xD;How are economic and non-economic flows monitored?&#xD;&#xD;What are the values and aspirations which Indigenous people may bring to bear in their engagement with mining developments?&#xD;&#xD;What more should companies and government do to develop the capacity and sustainability of local Indigenous organisations?&#xD;&#xD;What mining company strategies build community capacity to deal with impacts of mining? Are these adequate?&#xD;&#xD;How to prepare for sustainable futures for Indigenous Australians after mine closure?&#xD;&#xD;This research was conducted under an Australian Research Council Linkage Project, with Rio Tinto and the Committee for Economic Development of Australia as Industry Partners.

Passage of Change

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ISBN: 9781921666896 Year: Pages: 357 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459434 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Numerous issues face Pacific states trying to find their way in the early 21st century. Countries are striving to secure the benefits of modernisation. Governance, law and order are needed to reach such a goal, but development cannot be at the price of culture or the environment. The question of how to develop and maintain sound legal systems and legal rules whilst maintaining the unique cultural heritages within the Pacific is a challenge with no easy answer. This interdisciplinary collection locates issues of law and governance within the particular socio-political context of the Pacific island region, presenting sociological, anthropological and political insights alongside jurisprudential analysis. Key issues including corruption, the role of customary law in modern legal systems, the place of human rights in the Pacific, environmental issues and the structure of the state are explored from a variety of perspectives.

Rising China: Global Challenges (China Update)

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ISBN: 9781921862298 Year: Pages: 327 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459495 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics
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Where the last three decades of the 20th century witnessed a China rising on to the global economic stage, the first three decades of the 21st century are almost certain to bring with them the completion of that rise, not only in economic, but also political and geopolitical terms. China’s integration into the global economy has brought one-fifth of the global population into the world trading system, which has increased global market potential and integration to an unprecedented level. The increased scale and depth of international specialisation propelled by an enlarged world market has offered new opportunities to boost world production, trade and consumption; with the potential for increasing the welfare of all the countries involved. However, China’s integration into the global economy has forced a worldwide reallocation of economic activities. This has increased various kinds of friction in China’s trading and political relations with others, as well as generating several globally significant externalities. Finding ways to accommodate China’s rise in a way that ensures the future stability and prosperity of the world economy and polity is probably the most important task facing the world community in the first half of the 21st century. The book delves into these issues to reflect upon the wide range of opportunities and challenges that have emerged in the context of a rising China.

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