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The effects of settlement policy on refugee political activism : Sudanese refugees in Australia and the US /

by Allerdice, Hannah | Syracuse University. Maxwell School of Citizenship and ublic Affairs.

Publisher: Syracuse, NY Syracuse University. Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Appendices pp. 218-225 Bibliography pp. 226-236Summary: South Sudanese refugees are strongly motivated to effect change in South Sudan. After resettlement to the US, this motivation has resulted in much transnational political activism on their part. In Australia, Sudanese refugees have concentrated primarily on domestic political and social integration. Why? In this project I examine the possible causes of this difference, including the institutions, the policies, and the agents who implement settlement programs. I argue that refugee settlement policies of host countries directly shape the political activities of their refugees. When a host country provides assistance to integrate refugees, the government's policies and the individuals who implement policy (professional service providers and volunteers) influence what activities refugee leaders are likely to pursue. I find evidence that professional service providers are more likely to channel refugees toward domestic political goals, especially when they are implementing specific refugee capacity building programs. In contrast, volunteers are more likely to support refugee leaders in the political activities that the leaders themselves are eager to pursue. Due to different levels of centralization and institutionalization across these two host country contexts, they have different compositions of policy implementers and utilize capacity building programs to differing degrees. These factors play a significant role in shaping the direction of South Sudanese political activities. I use evidence from examination of institutional policies and semi-structured interviews of Sudanese refugees, professional and volunteer service providers, and government officials in the USA and Australia.Availability: (1)

The experience of middle Australia: the dark side of economic reform. /

by Pusey, Michael.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 2003Description: xvii, 244 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: 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).

The great austerity war : what caused the US deficit crisis and who should pay to fix It? /

by Crotty, James | University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy esearch Institute.

Edition: rev. ed.Publisher: Amherst, Mass. Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts-Amherst 2011Description: PDF.Other title: University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: First Draft: June 2011 Revised: December 2011Summary: Rapidly rising deficits at both the federal and state and local government levels, along with prospective long-term financing problems in the Social Security and Medicare programs, have triggered a one-sided austerity-focused class war in the US and around the globe. A coalition of the richest and most economically powerful segments of society, conservative politicians who represent their interests, and right-wing populist groups like the Tea Party has demanded that deficits be eliminated by severe cuts at all levels of government in spending that either supports the poor and the middle class or funds crucial public investment. It also demands tax cuts for the rich and for business. These demands constitute a deliberate attempt to destroy the New Deal project, begun in the 1930s, whose goal was to subject capitalism to democratic control. In this paper I argue that our deficit crisis is the result of a shift from the New-Deal-based economic model of the early post-war period to today's neoliberal, free-market model. The new model has generated slow growth, rising inequality and rising deficits. Rising deficits in turn created demands for austerity. After tracing the long-term evolution of our current deficit crisis, I show ; that this crisis should be resolved primarily by raising taxes on upper-income households and large corporations, cutting war spending, and adopting a Canadian or European style health care system. Calls for massive government spending cuts should be seen as what they are - an attack by the rich and powerful against the basic interests of the American people.Availability: (1)

The Jefferson centre : public participation processes. /

by The Jefferson Centre.

Publisher: 2002Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/23/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ELECTRONIC RESOURCESummary: The Jefferson Center is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that advocates the use of a democratic process known as the Citizen Jury?. This is the premier method to enable everyday citizens to engage in an informed way in political discussions of candidates and issues. It has been tested and used for three decades. The Citizens Jury process gives randomly selected citizens the opportunity to hear from witnesses, deliberate on complex issues, and report their findings to the broader communityAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The longest decade. /

by Megalogenis, George.

Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. Scribe Publications 2006Description: 346 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-323) and index.Summary: Based on interviews with Paul Keating and John Howard and drawing on the author s experience in the Canberra press gallery, this book analyses the changing nation of Australia in the 1990s under two influential leaders.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The march of patriots : the struggle for modern Australia /

by Kelly, Paul.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2009Description: 709 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 24 cm.Notes: "Bestselling author of The End of Certainty"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Looks at the creation of a modern Australia during the 1991 - 2007 era of Paul Keating and John Howard, the first two Australian prime ministers of the globalised age.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Monthly /

by Schwartz Media.

Publisher: Carlton Schwartz Media 2016 -Online Access: The Monthly website Enumeration/Chronology: Hold 2 years onlyNotes: Subscription Current 2018 - 2019Summary: The Monthly is one of Australia's boldest voices, providing enlightening commentary and vigorous, sometimes controversial, debate on the issues that impact the nation. Home to our finest thinkers, journalists and critics, the magazine features investigative reportage, critical essays, thoughtful reviews and whimsical reflections on the state of affairs.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The origins of multiculturalism in Australian politics 1945 to 1975. /

by Lopez, Mark.

Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2000Description: xiii, 583 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 531-560) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The politics of evaluation : participation and policy implementation. /

by Taylor, David (ed.) | Balloch, Susan (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2005Description: xiii, 261 p.Notes: January 2005 Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction : The politics of evaluation : an overview / David Taylor and Susan Balloch -- Part 1: Governance and evaluation -- 1. Below decks on the youth justice flagship: the politics of evaluation / Peter Squires and Lynda Measor -- 2. Urban regeneration: who defines the indicators? / Peter Ambrose -- 3. Reaching for the stars: the performance assessment framework for social services / Stella Law and Karin Janzon -- Part 2: Participation and evaluation -- 4. Service-user involvement in evaluation and research: issues, dilemmas and destinations / Peter Beresford -- 5. Best value but not best interests: can service users instruct mental health advocates? / Hazel Platzer -- 6. New Deal for Communities as a participatory public policy: the challenges for evaluation / Kay Graham and Amanda Harris -- 7. Discovery through dialogue and appreciative inquiry: a participative evaluation framework for project development / Glynis Cousin, Judith Cousin and Frances Deepwell -- 8. Evaluating projects aimed at supporting the parents of young people: "I didn't learn anything new, but..."/ Debi Roker -- Part 3. Partnerships and evaluation -- 9. Evaluating interagency working in health and social care: politics, policies and outcomes for service users / Audrey Leathard -- 10. Reflections on an evaluation of partnerships to cope with winter pressures / Susan Balloch, Alison Penn and Helen Charnley -- 11. Evaluating a partnership approach to supporting people into employment / Hilary Arksey -- Part 4. Learning from evaluation -- 12. Evaluation and the New Deal for Communities: learning what for whom? / Ian Smith and Lucy Grimshaw -- 13. Community-led regeneration: learning loops or reinvented wheels? / Mike Rowe and Marilyn Taylor -- 14. Can social capital be a framework for participative evaluation of community health work? / Jennie Fleming and Thilo Boeck -- 15. Learning the art of evaluation: presume the presence of politics / Georgie Parry-Crooke and Cathy Sullivan. -- Conclusion : What the politics of evaluation implies / Susan Balloch and David Taylor.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The politics of Medicare : who gets what, when and how. /

by Gray, Gwendolyn.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2004Description: 111 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The politics of suffering : indigenous Australia and the end of the liberal consensus /

by Sutton, Peter.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2009Description: xii, 268 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes index. Bibliography: p. 240-262. Webliography: p. 240-262.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The practical politics of well-being /

by Seaford, Charles | New Economics Foundation | Jacobs, Michael | Swinson, Jo | Oliff-Cooper, Jonty | Taylor, Matthew.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Bibliography : p. 33Summary: This is a collection of personal contributions to the debate on alternative political narratives of well-being from British Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative perspective. The introduction outlines what's happening now in the UK on well-being and provides an overview of the evidence from well-being science. The fourth contribution, by Matthew Taylor, sets out a view both of what is necessary for well-being to be an effective driver of policy and what its potential might be. A theme running throughout the collection is the issue of individual versus structural level approaches to enhancing well-being.Availability: (1)

The risk society : towards a new modernity /

by Beck, Ulrich.

Edition: Rev. ed.Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 1992Description: 260 p.Notes: First published 1992. Reprinted 1993, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 (twice), 2007 (twice), 2008, 2009, 2013 Translated by Mark Ritter Includes bibliographical references and index. Replacement copy (07/01/14)Summary: Western industrial society is widely seen to be going through a decisive transitional period into a form defined variously as 'post-Enlightenment', 'post-Fordist' or 'postmodern'. Arguing that we are instead facing a different modernity typified by reflexivity, Ulrich Beck goes beyond these descriptions to provide a coherent picture of the direction of global social change. Underpinning the analysis is the notion of the `risk society'. The changing nature of society's relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact as a totalizing, globalizing economy based on scientific and technical knowledge becomes more central to social organisation and social conflictAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The stupid country : how Australia is dismantling public education. /

by Bonnor, Chris | Caro, Jane.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. UNSW Press 2007Description: xii, 238 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-232) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The world factbook. /

by Central Intelligence Agency.

Publisher: 12/12/2006 22:52:48https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html 2006Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 12/12/2006 22:52:48 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCEAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Third way reforms : social democracy after the golden age /

by Huo, Jingjing.

Publisher: New York Cambridge University Press 2009Description: xvi, 357 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 324-350) and index. Contents: 1. Introduction -- 2. Theorizing the Third Way -- 1. A Theory of Third Way Ideology -- 2. A Theory of Positive Externalities of Organization -- 3. A Theory of Institutional Innovation -- 4. The Methodology of the Book -- 3. Constraints on Action: Institutions and Ideas -- 1. Institutional Settings for Third Way Reforms -- 2. The Ideological Basis for Third Way Reforms -- 4. Prelude to the Third Way: The Unemployment Problem and Earlier Responses -- 5. Expansion in Active Protection -- 1. Active Labor Market Policies -- 2. In-Work Incentives -- 3. Flexicurity -- 4. Analysis of Active Protection -- 6. Restructuring Passive Protection -- 1. Reactionary Compensation -- 2. Anticipatory Compensation -- 3. Analysis of Passive Protection -- 7. Economic and Corporatist Contexts for the Third Way -- 8. Conclusion: Theories of Possibilities.Summary: This book examines the transformation of contemporary social democracy through the concept of 'third way' reforms. It proposes a set of theories about the possibility for continuing social democratic ideological adaptation, for ideologies to overcome institutional constraints in triggering path-breaking innovations, and for social democracy to bridge the insider-outsider divide. Empirically, the book utilizes these theories to account for social democratic welfare state and labour market reforms in nine OECD countries after the end of the Golden Age. Based on the logic of 'public evils', the book proposes that the ideologically contested nature of institutions provides incentives for institutional innovation. Social democratic ideology shapes the fundamental characteristics and content of the third way policy paradigm, and the paradigm's practical implementation continues to be path-dependent on historical institutional settings.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Towards a national welfare policy : who does what? /

by Hollingworth, Peter John | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1975Description: 18 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Papers presented to a Think-Tank on social welfare policy sponsored by the National Secretariat of the Liberal Party. Ist May, 1975. Also published in Australian Social Welfare Vol 5, No.3 p.4-11Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Towards a Smarter State /

by Institute for Public Policy Research.

Publisher: London, U.K. IPPR, Institute for Public Policy Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A major debate about the role of the state has opened up in British politics that looks set to define and frame the policy agendas of the major political parties in the run up to the next general election and beyond. Although this debate pre-dates the financial crisis and the deepening recession that has engulfed the economy, such developments will have a profound impact on public services and have already begun to catalyse a fundamental reappraisal of the state, to which all parties must respond.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Transforming unjust structures : the capability approach. /

by Deneulin, Severine (ed.) | Nebel, Mathias (ed.) | Sagovsky, Nicholas (ed.).

Publisher: Dordrecht, The Netherlands Springer 2006Description: 200 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction. Transforming unjust structures : the capability approach / Severine Deneulin, Mathias Nebel and Nicholas Sagovsky -- Part I The capability approach : theoretical discussion. Chapter 1 Capabilities and rights / Paul Ricoeur -- Chapter 2. "Necessary thickening" : Ricoeur's ethic of justice as a complement to Sen's capability approach / Severine Deneulin -- Chapter 3. Structural injustice and democratic practice : the trajectory in Sen's writings / Sabina Alkire -- Chapter 4. "Capable individuals" and just institutions : Sen and Rawls / Nicholas Sagovsky -- Chapter 5. Justice for women : Martha Nussbaum and Catholic social justice teaching / Lisa Sowle Cahill -- Part II Transforming unjust structures : five case studies. Chapter 6. Narrative capability : telling stories in the search for justice / Teresa Godwin Phelps -- Chapter 7. Promoting capability for work : the role of local actors / Jean-Michel Bonvin and Nicholas Farvaque -- Chapter 8. Enhancing students' capabilities? : UK higher education and the widening participation agenda / Michael Watts and David Bridges -- Chapter 9. Enter the poor : American welfare reform, solidarity the capability of human flourishing / Vincent D. Rougeau -- Chapter 10. "Patent injustice" : applying Sen's capability approach to biotechnologies / Julie Clague.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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