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'Partnering for a purpose'. /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2008Description: 4 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Speech delivered by Tony Nicholson, Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence at the Centre for Public Policy Partnerships for Social Inclusion conference 15-16 October 2008. INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

A Green New Deal : joined-up policies to solve the triple crunch of the credit crisis, climate change and high oil prices. /

by Elliott, Larry | Hines, Colin | Juniper, Tony.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The first report of the Green New Deal Group The report is published on behalf of the Green New Deal Group by New Economics Foundation (NEF). July 2008 Bibliography: p. 42-44Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A handbook of comparative social policy. /

by Kennett, Patricia (ed.).

Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar 2004Description: xvi, 422 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction : the changing context of comparative social policy / Patricia Kennett -- PART I THE STATE AND SOCIAL POLICY IN A GLOBALIZING [GLOBALISING] WORLD 1. Hollowing out the 'nation-state' and multi-level governance / Bob Jessop -- 2. Globalization [globalisation], the state and welfare : gendering the debate / Jill Steans -- 3. Globalization [globalisation], human security and social policy : North and South / Andres Perez-Baltodano -- 4. Social protection by other means : can it survive globalization [globalisation]? / Ramesh Mishra -- PART II CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS 5. Defining comparative social policy / Jochen Clasen -- 6. Conceptualizing [conceptualising] state and society / Graham Crow -- 7. The ethnocentric construction of the welfare state / Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong -- 8. The paradox of care : a Chinese Confucian perspective on long-term care / Julia Tao -- PART III COMPARING AND CATEGORIZING [CATEGORISING] SOCIAL POLICY, PROVISION AND REDISTRIBUTION 9. Robin Hood, St Matthew, or simple egalitarianism? : strategies of equality in welfare states / Walter Korpi and Joakim Palme -- 10. Gender, citizenship and welfare state regimes/ Julia S. O'Connor -- 11. Structured diversity : a framework for critically comparing welfare states? / Norman Ginsburgh -- 12. Social development and social welfare : implications for social policy / James Midgley -- 13. Social policy regimes in the developing world / Ian Gough -- PART IV THE RESEARCH PROCESS 14. Crossing cultural boundaries / Linda Hantrais -- 15. Living with imperfect comparisons / Else Oyen -- 16. Constructing categories and data collection / Patricia Kennett -- 17. 'Fit for purpose?' : qualitative methods in comparative social policy / Steen Mangen -- 18. The quantitative method in comparative research / Mattei Dogan -- PART V THEMES AND ISSUES 19. The international and comparative analysis of social exclusion : European perspectives / Graham Room -- 20. Shelter, housing and inequality / Ray Forest -- 21. Globalization [globalisation] and crime / David Nelken -- 22. Informational society, e-governance and the policy process / Ian Holliday.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Just Transition to a Renewable Energy Economy in the Hunter Region, Australia /

by Bill, Anthea | Mitchell, William | Welters, Riccardo.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This Report was commissioned by Greenpeace Australia and demonstrates major benefits to the Hunter and nearby Wyong region from shifting from coal-fired power to a renewable energy economy. The Report includes two energy scenarios, detailing job creation for the Hunter as a self-sufficient energy producer and as an export centre.Availability: (1)

Actions for community strengthening with local government . /

by Considine, Mark.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Department for Victorian Communities 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.communitybuilding.vic.gov.au/cms/items/2005/06/00549-upload-00001.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:28:26 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Adapting to climate change : thresholds, values, governance /

by Adger, W. Neil (Ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge Univ. Press 2009Description: xv, 514 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.Summary: Adapting to climate change is a critical problem facing humanity. This involves reconsidering our lifestyles, and is linked to our actions as individuals, societies and governments. This book presents top science and social science research on whether the world can adapt to climate change. Written by experts, both academics and practitioners, it examines the risks to ecosystems, demonstrating how values, culture and the constraining forces of governance act as barriers to action. As a review of science and a holistic assessment of adaptation options, it is essential reading for those concerned with responses to climate change, especially researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and graduate students. Significant features include historical, contemporary, and future insights into adaptation to climate change; coverage of adaptation issues from different perspectives: climate science, hydrology, engineering, ecology, economics, human geography, anthropology and political science; and contributions from leading researchers and practitioners from around the world.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Address to the New Agenda for Prosperity conference : Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Thursday 27 March 2008 /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2008Description: 6 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Our experience at the Brotherhood is that there are a large and growing number of people in our community who are increasingly uncomfortable that so many have been left behind like this, especially in times of plenty.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

After neoliberalism : the social investment state?

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy | Perkins, Daniel.

Publisher: 2004Description: 17 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-17) Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013 )Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Analysing social policy : a governmental approach /

by Marston,Greg (Ed.) | McDonald, Catherine.

Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar 2006Description: ix, 239 p. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction: Reframing social policy analysis / Catherine McDonald and Greg Marston -- Governmentality and powers of life and death / Mitchell Dean -- Global governance and local policy partnerships / Wendy Larner -- The politics of marginal space / Jorgan Elm-Larsen -- Consumerism and the remaking of state-citzen relations in the UK / John Clarke -- The politics of subject formation : women's response to welfare reform in the United States and the Netherlands / Anna Korteweg -- Governing men and boys in public policy in Australia / Bob Pease -- Activating child and youth welfare : an example of the neo-social re-arrangement of German social policy / Fabian Kessl -- "The end of the passing past" : towards a polytemporal policy studies / Willian Walters -- Governing the mother : access to reproductive technologies / Jennifer Smith -- Segmentation and conditionality : technological reconfigurations in social policy / Paul Henman -- Conclusion: A conversation worth continuing? / Greg Marston and Catherine McDonald.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Anthroposalata unlimited : possibilities for connecting community in Frankston. The Torch Project community consultation for the High Street multi-purpose centre

by Jope, Sally | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: iv, 16 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2005 Bibliography : p. 16Summary: The development of a multi-purpose centre in the Uniting Church complex at High Street Frankston has enabled the Brotherhood of St Laurence to explore ways to facilitate community participation. This report documents the process by which The Torch Project engaged with people in Frankston, including the development of Anthroposalata Unlimited, a cultural celebration reflecting local understandings of identity, history and social issues, and consultation about visions for the use of the High Street site.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Applying social science : the role of social research in politics, policy and practice /

by Byrne, David.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2011Description: iv, 234 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: In complex contemporary societies social science has become increasingly interwoven into the whole fabric of governance. At the same time there is an increasing recognition that attempts to understand the social world which seek to mimic the linear approaches of the conventional 'hard sciences' are mostly useless given the complex systems character of society in all its aspects. This book draws on a synthesis of critical realism and complexity theory to examine how social science is applied now and how it might be applied in the future in relation to social transformation in a time of crisis. A central argument is that there is no such thing as a 'pure' science of the social and that a recognition of the inevitability of application imposes obligations on social scientists wherever they work which challenge the passivity of most in the face of inequality and injustice.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Being a good senior manager in Indigenous community governance : working with public purpose and private benefit /

by Sanders, Will.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.anu.edu.au/caepr/Publications/DP/2006_DP280.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:25:07 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Beyond neo-liberalism : the social investment state? /

by Perkins, Daniel | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy | Smyth, Paul.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2004Description: 18 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 3.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-18) October 2004 An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) Congress held 4-6 August 2004. Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013Summary: The authors explore the concept of the ‘social investment state’ examining major writings in which it has been developed. They consider policy developments in the United Kingdom and the European Union which exemplify the model, and reflect on elements of it which are emerging (though less explicitly at the federal level) in Australia. They argue that strengths of the social investment model include its reuniting of economic and social policy, its commitment to equality of opportunity and its fostering of economic participation (with the caution that participation is often too narrowly defined).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Building Indigenous community governance in Australia : preliminary research findings. /

by Hunt, Janet | Smith, Diane.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.anu.edu.au/caepr/Publications/WP/CAEPRWP31.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:27:04 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Citizens as partners : information, consultation and public participation in policy-making. / OECD

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France : OECD Publishing, 2001Description: 267 p. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Summary: Governments are in a crisis of identity, some would say legitimacy, with election turnouts low in many OECD countries and a widespread feeling of disenchantment among citizens with government and the democratic process. Can governments do something to change this? Certainly, doing nothing is not an answer. What every country needs is more transparency, more consultation and more participation. This book is a unique source of comparative information on this challenging subject. It examines a wide range of country experiences, offers examples of good practice, highlights innovative approaches and identifies promising tools (including new information technologies). A set of ten guiding principles for engaging citizens in policy-making is proposed.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change discussions and negotiations : a calendar /

by Markovic, Nina | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library | Fuller, Nick.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Parliament of Australia. Parliamentary Library 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Collaborative governance : a new era of public policy in Australia? /

by O'Flynn, Janine (ed.) | Wanna, John (ed.).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. ANU E Press 2008Description: xvi, 201 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Chapter 6. "Collaborative governance: the community sector and collaborative network governance" by Paul Smyth (General Manager Research and Policy, BSL)Summary: "Collaboration has emerged as a central concept in public policy circles in Australia and a panacea to the complex challenges facing Australia. But is this really the cure-all it seems to be? In this edited collection we present scholarly and practitioner perspectives on the drivers, challenges, prospects and promise of collaboration. The papers, first presented at the 2007 ANZSOG Conference, draw on the extensive experience of the contributors in either trying to enact collaboration, or studying the processes of this phenomenon. Together the collection provides important insights into the potential of collaboration, but also the fiercely stubborn barriers to adopting more collaborative approaches to policy and implementation. ; The collection includes chapter from public servants, third sector managers, and both Australian and international academics which together make it a stimulating read for those working with or within government. It adds considerably to the debate about how to address current challenges of public policy and provides a significant resource for those interested in the realities of collaborative governance." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Collaborative governance : the community sector and collaborative network governance. /

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.in "Collaborative governance : a new era of public policy in Australia?" edited by Janine O'Flynn & John Wanna 2008Description: 51-57 pp.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Indexed chapter Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Collaborative local learning ecologies : reflections on the governance of lifelong learning in England /

by Hodgson, Ann | Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning | Spours, Ken.

Publisher: Leicester, U.K. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning. Sector paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 22-25Summary: This paper is an attempt to use ecological concepts that have been developed across a number of different areas of human and natural activity to think about approaches to governance in the complex area of lifelong learning. The ecological metaphor helps us to recognise important features of the diverse, dynamic, complex, evolving, fragile spaces and entities that constitute adult learning. This paper uses these tools to reflect upon strategies for building effective, inclusive and collaborative local learning ecologies, capable of meeting the needs of all learners in a locality.Availability: (1)

Community and local governance in Australia /

by Smyth, Paul (ed.) | Reddel, Tim (ed.) | Jones, Andrew (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. UNSW Press 2005Description: xii, 266 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part I An international perspective 1. International perspectives and policy issues / Mike Geddes -- Part II Community and social inclusion 2. Associational governance in Queensland / Paul Smyth, Tim Reddel and Andrew Jones -- 3. Designing public policy after neo-liberalism? / John Wiseman -- 4. Shifting urban governance in Australia / Suzanne Lawson and Brendan Gleeson -- 5. 'Community' and social inclusion / Susan Goodwin -- 6. Rethinking Aboriginal community governance / David Martin -- Part III The economy, new regionalism and community 7. Regional development policy and social inclusion / Al Rainnie -- 8. Building community economies in marginalised areas / Katherine Gibson and Jenny Cameron -- 9. A case study in the new regionalism / Rodin Genoff -- Part IV Local governance and community building 10. Local social governance and citizen engagement / Tim Reddel -- 11. Mapping the normative underpinnings of local governance / Mark Considine and Jenny Lewis -- 12. Localisation in contemporary public management / Michael Hess and David Adams -- 13. Social exclusion as a new framework for measuring poverty / Peter Saunders.Summary: This book offers an overview of place-based policy making in Australia, set in a broader international context. While, part 1 surveys the British and European experience; parts 2,3 and 4 focus on social policy, economic policy and governance respectively with emphasis on efforts in Victoria and Queensland to increase social inclusion and build community capacity.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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