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A precariat charter : from denizens to citizens /

by Standing, Guy.

Publisher: London, U.K. Bloomsbury Academic 2014Description: xiv, 424 p.Notes: Bibliography: p.389-402 Index: p.403-424Summary: Guy Standing's immensely influential 2011 book introduced the Precariat as an emerging mass class, characterized by inequality and insecurity. Standing outlined the increasingly global nature of the Precariat as a social phenomenon, especially in the light of the social unrest characterized by the Occupy movements. He outlined the political risks they might pose, and at what might be done to diminish inequality and allow such workers to find a more stable labour identity.His concept and his conclusions have been widely taken up by thinkers from Noam Chomsky to Zygmunt Bauman, by political activists and by policy-makers. This new book takes the debate a stage further-looking in more detail at the kind of progressive politics that might form the vision of a Good Society in which such inequality, and the instability it produces is reduced. A Precariat Charter discusses how rights - political, civil, social and economic - have been denied to the Precariat, and at the importance of redefining our social contract around notions of associational freedom, agency and the commons. The ecological imperative is also discussed - something that was only hinted at in Standing's original book but has been widely discussed in relation to the Precariat by theorists and activists alike.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australasian Political Studies Association (APSA) Annual Conference 24th-26th September 2007, Monash University . /

by Australasian Political Studies Association.

Publisher: [2007]Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://arts.monash.edu.au/psi/news-and-events/apsa/' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:08 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian foreign policy and the challenge of climate change . /

by Stevenson, Hayley.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://arts.monash.edu.au/psi/news-and-events/apsa/refereed-papers/international-relations/stevenson.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:12 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Beyond left and right : the future of radical politics. /

by Giddens, Anthony.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Polity Press in association with Blackwell 1994Description: vii, 276 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Complexity, institutions and public policy : agile decision-making in a turbulent world /

by Room, Graham.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing 2011Description: viii,383p.Notes: Contents: Part I: Concepts -- Complexity Paradigm -- Complex Adaptive Systems -- Economy as a Complex Adaptive System -- Institutional Settings and Architectures -- Institutional Dynamics -- Struggle for Positional Advantage -- Conceptualising Social Dynamics -- Part II: Methods -- Attractors and Orbits in Dynamic Systems -- Patterns in Time and Space -- Connections and Networks -- Mobility on Social Landscapes -- Towards a Generic Methodology -- Part III: Policies -- Agile Policy-Making -- Poverty and Social Exclusion -- Social Dynamics of the Knowledge Economy -- Global Turbulence and Crisis Postscript: Tools for Policy-MakersSummary: Graham Room argues that conventional approaches to the conceptualisation and measurement of social and economic change are unsatisfactory. As a result, researchers are ill-equipped to offer policy advice. This book offers a new analytical approach, combining complexity science and institutionalism. Part 1 is concerned with the conceptualisation of socio-economic change. It integrates complexity science and institutionalism into a coherent ontology of social and policy dynamics. Part 2 is concerned with models and measurement. It combines some of the principal approaches developed in complexity analysis with models and methods drawn from mainstream social and political science. Part 3 offers empirical applications to public policy: the dynamics of social exclusion; the social dimension of knowledge economies; the current financial and economic crisis. These are supplemented by a toolkit for the practice of 'agile policy making'. This is a stimulating, provocative and highly original book. It will appeal to academics and students in social and policy studies and to a wide range of scholars in other disciplines where complexity science is already well-developed. It will also be of major interest for decision makers coping with complex and turbulent policy terrains.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dancing together : environment, development, aid and faith organisations in climate politics in the United Kingdom. /

by Star, Cassandra.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://arts.monash.edu.au/psi/news-and-events/apsa/refereed-papers/international-politics/star.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:10 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

European cosmopolitanism : lessons from multicultural Australia? /

by Chiro, Giancarlo.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://arts.monash.edu.au/psi/news-and-events/apsa/refereed-papers/international-relations/chiro.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:11 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Howard s social policies concerning relationships, work and families . /

by van Acker, Liz.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://arts.monash.edu.au/psi/news-and-events/apsa/refereed-papers/feminism-and-gender-politics/van-acker.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:13 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Informed citizens, non citizens and empowerment : the challenge of helping asylum seekers exercise their rights. /

by Croucher, Gwilym.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://arts.monash.edu.au/psi/news-and-events/apsa/refereed-papers/au-nz-politics/croucher.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:09 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Overcoming minority standpoint : articulating multiple identities among Muslim youth in transnational contexts. /

by Marshallsay, Zaniah.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://arts.monash.edu.au/psi/news-and-events/apsa/refereed-papers/international-relations/marshallsay.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:12 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Recognition through deliberation : towards deliberative accommodation of cultural diversity. /

by Ayirtman, Selen.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://arts.monash.edu.au/psi/news-and-events/apsa/refereed-papers/political-theory/sayirtman.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:10 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Rethinking governance : the centrality of the state in modern society /

by Bell, Stephen | Hindmoor, Andrew.

Publisher: Port Melbourne, Vic. Cambridge University Press 2009Description: xv, 234 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction: a state-centric relational approach to governance; 2. The resilient state; 3. Metagovernance and state capacity; 4. Hierarchy and top-down governance; 5. Governance through persuasion; 6. Governance through markets and contracts; 7. Governance through community engagement; 8. Governance through associations; 9. ConclusionSummary: Several problems plague contemporary thinking about governance. From the multiple definitions that are often vague and confusing, to the assumption that governance strategies, networks and markets represent attempts by weakening states to maintain control. Rethinking Governance questions this view and seeks to clarify how we understand governance. Arguing that it is best understood as ?the strategies used by governments to help govern?, the authors counter the view that governments have been decentred. They show that far from receding, states are in fact enhancing their capacity to govern by developing closer ties with non-government sectors. Identifying five 'modes' of government (governance through hierarchy, persuasion, markets and contracts, community engagement, and network associations), Stephen Bell and Andrew Hindmoor use practical examples to explore the strengths and limitations of each. In so doing, they demonstrate how modern states are using a mixture of governance modes to addressspecific policy problems. This book demonstrates why the argument that states are being 'hollowed out' is overblown. Rethinking Governance refocuses our attention on the central role played by governments in devising governance strategies.- Helps clarify and simplify often confusing approaches to governance. Unpacks a range of modes of governance and illustrates how these work via examples and cases? Brings insights from major political science debates to help develop our understanding of governance processesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Settler colonialism, multiculturalism and the politics of postcolonial identity . /

by Lovell, Melissa.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://arts.monash.edu.au/psi/news-and-events/apsa/refereed-papers/au-nz-politics/lovell.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:09 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social capital and democracy under threat . /

by Maddox, Graham.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://arts.monash.edu.au/psi/news-and-events/apsa/refereed-papers/political-theory/maddox.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:11 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The future of European social democracy : building the Good Society /

by Meyer, Henning (ed.) | Rutherford, Jonathan (ed.).

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2012Description: xiii, 235 p. : graphs.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: Across Europe social democracy is in crisis. The countries which formits collective home, Britain, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy and France, are all currently governed by centre right parties. It seems that change to European social democracy is essential. The contributors to this volume look at what kind of change this might be. In the last decade European social democracy has ceased to be about either society or democracy. In government it has embraced liberal economic principles that undermined solidarity and association. Along the way the idea of the common good has been lost and there is no vision of a 'Good Society'. The authors explore the values of European social democracy, how it can be revived and what kind of political economy it requires in order to thrive. An international group of distinguished academics addresses these issues and looks at how European social democracy can be used the build the Good Society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Welfare reform, the underclass thesis and the process of legitimising social divisions /

by Martin, Sonia Lea.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Refers to The McClure report (2000)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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