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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).

Aftermath : a new global economic order? /

by Calhoun, Craig J | Derluguian, Georgi M.

Publisher: New York New York University Press 2011Description: 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Other title: Possible futures series ; v. 3.Notes: A co-publication with the Social Science Research Council. Includes bibliographical references and index Contents: A savage sorting of winners and losers, and beyond / Saskia Sassen -- The 2008 world financial crisis and the future of world development / Ha-Joon Chang -- Growth after the crisis / Dani Rodrik -- Structural causes and consequences of the 2008-2009 financial crisis / Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Felice Noelle Rodriguez -- Bridging the gap : a new world economic order for development? / Manuel Montes and Vladimir Popov -- Chinese political economy and the international economy : linking global, regional, and domestic possibilities / R. Bin Wong -- The global financial crisis and Africa's "immiserizing wealth" / Alexis Habiyaremye and Luc Soete -- Central and Eastern Europe : shapes of transformation, crisis, and the possible futures / Piotr Dutkewicz and Grzegorz Gorzelak -- The post-Soviet recoil to periphery / Georgi Derluguian -- The great crisis and the financial sector : what we might have learned / James K. GalbraithAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Alternatives to globalisation : an Asia-Pacific perspective. /

by Wiseman, John, (ed.) | Community Aid Abroad.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Community Aid Abroad 1997Description: 137 p.Notes: The papers were given at a seminar held at the Overseas Service Bureau in Melbourne in September 1996 by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Community Aid Abroad, the Department of Social Science RMIT and Centre for Urban and Social Research, Swinburne University -- Cover and Introduction.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessing the costs of adaptation to climate change : a review of the UNFCCC and other recent estimates /

by Parry, Martin | International Institute for Environment and Development | Arnell, Nigel | Berry, Pam | Dodman, David.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Institute for Environment and Development 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This book takes another look at the costs of adapting to climate change. The estimates for 2030 used by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change are likely to be substantial under-estimates. Professor Martin Parry and his co-authors look at the estimates from a range of perspectives, and conclude that: the current cost assessments do not include some key sectors, such as ecosystems, energy, manufacturing, retailing, and tourism some of the sectors included have been only partially covered in cost estimates the additional costs of adaptation have sometimes been calculated as 'climate mark-ups' against low levels of assumed investment. In some parts of the world, low levels of investment have led to an adaptation deficit, and this deficit will need to be made good by full funding of development, without which the funding for adaptation will be insufficient. Residual damages also need to be evaluated and reported because not all damages from climate change can be avoided. There is an urgent need for more detailed assessments of these costs, including case studies of costs of adaptation in specific places and sectors. This report aims to demonstrate the need for the further and transparent refinement of cost estimates for responding to climate change.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Before and after the economic crisis : what implications for the 'European Social Model'? /

by Moreau, Marie-Ange (ed.).

Publisher: Northampton, MA Edward Elgar Publishing 2011Description: xii, 321 p.Other title: European University Institute (EUI). Conference papers.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index Contents: Contributors: N. Aliprantis, C. Barnard, M. Bell, S. Deakin, F. Dorssemont, A.-M. Konsta, H. Kountouros, S. Laulom, A. Lo Faro, P. Loi, J. Malmberg, C. Marzo, M.-A. Moreau, U. M ckenberger, J.J. Paris, B. Ryan, A. Supiot, D. Vaughan-Whitehead, C. Vigneau, L. Waddington INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This timely book casts new light on the key issues arising from the contentious debate around the future of the European Social Model. The book brings together leading experts to provide a thorough and well-informed response to the recent developments in European social and labour law and policy, in the light of institutional changes. The contributors provide unique insights as they evaluate the impact of the enlargement processes, the implications of the Lisbon treaty, the integration of the Charter into EU law - and, crucially, the consequences of the economic crisis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Common cause : the case for working with our cultural values /

by Crompton, Tom | World Wildlife Fund (WWF-UK).

Publisher: London, U.K. World Wildlife Fund (WWF-UK) 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 89-96Summary: This report is intended to catalyse debate on current approaches to tackling a wide range of challenges, including global poverty, climate change and biodiversity loss. Whatever the success of civil society organisations in beginning to address such challenges, these often seem to be intractable or worsening. Throughout this report such challenges are referred to, collectively, as 'bigger-than-self' problems. This is to distinguish them from another class of problem: one that it is clearly in an individual's immediate self-interest to invest energy and resources in helping to tackle (for example, an insensitive development in their neighbourhood).Availability: (1)

Community practices in Australia. /

by Weeks, Wendy (ed) | Hoatson, Lesley (ed) | Dixon, Jane (ed).

Publisher: Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. Pearson Education Australia 2003Description: viii, 160 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Confronting equality : gender, knowledge and global change /

by Connell, Raewyn.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Polity Press 2011Description: 190 p. ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [170]-186) and index.Summary: What does social equality mean now, in a world of markets, global power and new forms of knowledge? In this book Raewyn Connell combines vivid research with theoretical insight and radical politics to address this question. The focus moves across gender equality struggles, family change, class and education, intellectual workers, and the global dimension of social science, to contemporary theorists of knowledge and global power, and the political dilemmas of today's left. Written with clarity and passion, this book proposes a bold agenda for social science, and shows it in action.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creative destruction : placing innovation at the heart of progressive economics /

by Lent, Adam | Institute for Public Policy Research | Lockwood, Matthew.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : p. 43-44Summary: This pamphlet, the first output of ippr's New Era Economics programme, argues that in light of new economic thinking and the mistakes of the past, contemporary economic policy needs to be centred on three core principles: it must be innovation-centred, pragmatic and aware.Availability: (1)

Development as freedom. /

by Sen, Amartya.

Publisher: New York, NY Knopf 1999Description: xvi, 366 p. : ill.Notes: Published September 18, 1999 Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Development as Freedom is a general exposition of the economic ideas and analyses of Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. This brilliant and indispensable treatise compellingly analyzes the nature of contemporary economic development from the perspective of human freedom. Freedom, Sen persuasively argues, is at once the ultimate goal of economic life and the most efficient means of realizing general welfare. It is a good to be enjoyed by the world's entire population. Drawing on moral and political philosophy and technical economic analysis, this work gives the nonspecialist reader powerful access to Sen's paradigm-altering vision and vividly shows how he, in the words of the Nobel Prize committee, has both "restored an ethical dimension to the discussion of economic problems" and "opened up new fields of study for subsequent generations of researchers." To a world divided between those who fear the ruthlessness of the free market under prevailing conditions of global capitalism and those who fear the terror of authoritarian states that stifle indi- vidual liberty as well as initiative, Development as Freedom presents a necessary intellectual and moral framework of analysis and scrutiny. By rigorously addressing one of the largest questions of all--"What is the relation between our economic wealth and our ability to live as we would like?"--Sen allows economics once again, as it did in the time of Adam Smith, to address the social basis of individual well-being and freedom. He also confronts the human dilemma that "despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority--of people." This is a landmark work that shows how in individual human freedom--the exclusive possession, Sen shows, of no particular nation, region or historical, intellectual or religious tradition--lies the capacity for political participation, economic development and social progress.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Global emissions trends /

by Garnaut, Ross | Garnaut Climate Change Review.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Garnaut Climate Change Review update paper ; no. 3, 2011.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 31-32Summary: This Update paper re-examines likely trends in global emissions in the absence of effective mitigation and in the absence of major feedbacks from climate change to economic growth. It analyses changes in the variables affecting emissions growth (namely population, economic output, energy demand, and the economic and technological factors affecting the choice among sources of energy) in major countries and regions. It explores the implications of the Great Crash of 2008, which lowered the long-term growth trajectory of developed countries, but did not slow the immense growth momentum of the largest developing countries, nor end the higher growth of the early twenty first century in other developing countries. This paper provides an update of observed global emissions to 2009, and updates business as usual projections to 2030. The projections provide a basis for reassessing the task of reducing global emissions and the distribution of that effort among developed and developing countries.Availability: (1)

Globalisation : global economies, labour markets and low skilled workers in Australia and abroad : briefing paper. /

by Rice, Andrew.

Publisher: unpub. 2003Description: 15 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2003 Bibliography: p. 13-15Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Human rights : corporate responsibility : a dialogue. /

by Rees, Stuart (ed.) | Wright, Shelley (ed.).

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Pluto Press 2000Description: xii, 339 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part I National and international agendas. 1 Human rights and business controversies / Stuart Rees and Shelley Wright -- 2 The status of human rights in Australia / David Robinson and Chris Sidoti -- 3 Doing business-doing culture : corporate citizenship and community / David Birch and Mark Glazebrook -- 4 Globalisation and the erosion of civil society / Clive Hamilton -- Part II Acknowledging indigenous peoples' rights. 5 Our culture/our future : indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights / Terri Janke -- 6 Sharing benefits : lessons in regard to mining and Native Title / Chris Burnup -- 7 Mining and the Native Title post-Wik / Frank Brennan -- 8 Bridge of division or bridge of understanding? Hindmarsh Island, business and rights / Maureen Tehan -- Part III Globalisation and corporate interests. 9 Globalisation, trade policy and labour standards / Roy Green -- 10 The impact of international trade regimes on cultural rights / Myra J. Tawfik -- 11 Women, development and corporate responsibility / Robert McCorquodale -- 12 Multinational corporations and workers' rights / Clare Duffield -- 13 Managerialism meets human rights : the consequences for children / Toby Fattore, Michael Galloway-Smith and Nick Turnbull -- Part IV The corporate world in Asia. 14 Interdependence of business and human rights / Robert J.L Hawke -- 15 Human rights in the corporate world in Asia : practicalities and ethics / John Allen -- 16 Business ethics and corruption in Asia / Richard Basham -- 17 Crony capitalism : human rights, women and development in the Asia-Pacific region / Shelley Wright -- Part V Dialogue for the twenty-first century. 18 Developing corporate conscience / Robert C. Hinkley -- 19 Omissions in the twentieth century - priorities for the twenty-first / Stuart ReesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Knowledge, work organisations and economic growth. /

by Arnal, Elena | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Ok, Wooseok | Torres, Raymond.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: At head of title:DEELSA/ELSA/WD(2001)4 Distribution date: 29 June 2001 Cover titleAvailability: (1)

New Economics Foundation (NEF) /

by New Economics Foundation (NEF).

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation (NEF) 2009Summary: NEF is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. NEF works on economic, social and environmental issues through a mixture of practical pilot projects and tools for change, in-depth research, campaigning, policy discussion, and raising awareness through the media and publications. We also incubate new organisations and campaigns that can create long-term change in society. ; NEF aims to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues. We work in partnership and put people and the planet first. ; NEF was founded in 1986 by the leaders of The Other Economic Summit (TOES) which forced issues such as international debt onto the agenda of the G7 and G8 summits. NEF also create new ways of measuring progress towards increased well-being and environmental sustainability..Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Privatisation, globalisation and labour : studies from Australia. /

by Fairbrother, Peter (ed.) | Paddon, Michael (ed.) | Teicher, Julian (ed.).

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2002Description: x, 286 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Chapter 1. Corporatisation and privatisation in Australia / Peter Fairbrother, Michael Paddon and Julian Teicher -- Chapter 2. Entering the international aviation industry: Privatisation of QANTAS / Small, Rai -- Chapter 3. Internationalising telecommunications: Telstra / Ruth Barton -- Chapter 4. Preparing for the national electricity market: the New South Wales electricity industry / Duncan MacDonald and Mark Bray -- Chapter 5. The advent of multi-national ownership of the Victorian electricity generating plants: questions for Labour / Peter Fairbrother and Jonathon Testi -- Chapter 6. Privatisation by stealth: the Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria / Ruth Barton -- Chapter 7. Where are the jobs in the Job Network : competitive tendering of employment services / Patricia Ranald -- Chapter 8. Privatising local government: the Victorian experience / Julian Teicher and Bernadine Van Gramberg -- Chapter 9. State restructuring and Labour / Peter Fairbrother and Michael Paddon.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Progress towards effective global action on climate change /

by Garnaut, Ross | Garnaut Climate Change Review.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Garnaut Climate Change Review update paper ; no. 2, 2011.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 34-35Summary: The threat of climate change to prosperity in one country cannot be removed by the actions of that country alone. Effective action to moderate the risks of human-induced climate change requires large contributions to reductions in emissions from all major countries, and substantial contributions from the rest of the world as well. As a result, the search for effective climate change policy is partly a search for effective cooperation amongst countries of a kind and dimension that has never previously been known. This paper discusses that search for an international basis for effective climate change policy. It cannot avoid analysing wider changes in the international system, as these are the context of any success or failure in this new province of international cooperation.Availability: (1)

Securing an enabling environment and removing impediments. /

by Lillywhite, Serena.

Publisher: 2003Description: 9 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Third way economics : theory and evaluation. /

by Whyman, Philip B.

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2006Description: xv, 284 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-280) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

When the boat comes in : transforming Australia in the age of globalisation. /

by Frankel, Boris.

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Pluto Press 2001Description: ix, 262 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: The author explores how global and domestic forces are transforming Australian society. He suggests creative practical proposals for dealing with issues such as unemployment, poverty, retirement income, rural and urban industries, public services and environmental problems. This work, challenging the prevailing views of labour, business and the major political parties, is designed to stimulate lively discussion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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