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A decent provision : Australian welfare policy, 1870 to 1949 /

by Murphy, John.

Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK Ashgate Publishing Group 2011Description: 270 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: A Decent Provision is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime in the period from the 1870s to 1949. At the beginning of this period, the Australian colonies were belligerently insisting they must not have a Poor Law, yet had reproduced many of the systems of charitable provision in Britain. By the start of the twentieth century, a combination of extended suffrage, basic wage regulation and the aged pension had led to a reputation as a 'social laboratory'. And yet half a century later, Australia was a 'welfare laggard' and the Labor Party's welfare state of the mid-1940s was a relatively modest and parsimonious construction. Models of welfare based on social insurance had been vigorously rejected, and the Australian system continued on a path of highly residual, targeted welfare payments. The book explains this curious and halting trajectory, showing how choices made in earlier decades constrained what could be done, and what could be imagined. Based on extensive new research from a variety of primary sources it makes a significant contribution to general historical debates, as well as to the field of comparative social policy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Achieving social rights and responsibility : towards a critical humanist approach to community development. /

by McIntyre, Janet J.

Publisher: St. Kilda, Vic. Community Quarterly 1995Description: 238 p. : ill., maps.Notes: CIP changed: former title was Achieving civic rights and responsibility. For tertiary students.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Against recognition /

by McNay, Lois.

Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2008Description: vii, 232 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction: against recognition -- 1. Recognition and misrecognition in the psyche -- 2. The politics of recognition -- 3. Narrative and recognition -- 4. Recognition and redistribution -- 5. Beyond recognition: identity and agency. Missing 15 March 2012Summary: "In this original book, Lois McNay argues that the insights of the recognition theorists are undercut by their reliance on an inadequate account of power. Using Bourdieu's relational sociology, McNay develops an alternative account of individual agency that connects identity to structure. By focusing on issues of gender identity and agency, she opens up new pathways to move beyond the oppositions between material and cultural feminisms."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: 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).

Business dynamics : systems thinking and modeling [modelling] for a complex world. /

by Sterman, John D.

Publisher: Boston, MA Irwin/McGraw-Hill 2000Description: xxvi, 982 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 925-982) and index.Availability: No items available Checked out (1).

Capitalism /

by Ingham, Geoffrey.

Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2008Description: 284 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Classical theories of capitalism. Smith, Marx and Weber ; Schumpeter and Keynes ; The basic elements of capitalism -- The institutions. Money ; Market exchange ; The enterprise ; Capital and financial markets ; The state ; Conclusions.Summary: This book provides a basic introduction to the 'nuts and bolts' of capitalism for the beginner. It starts by examining the classic accounts of capitalism found in the works of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Joseph Schumpeter and John Maynard Keynes. Each placed emphasis on different institutional elements of capitalism - Smith on the market's 'invisible hand'; Marx on capital's exploitation of labour; Weber on the foundations of economic rationality; and Schumpeter and Keynes on the instability that results from capitalism's essentially monetary and financial character.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Capitalist revolutionary : John Maynard Keynes /

by Backhouse, Roger E | Bateman, Bradley W.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 2011Description: 197 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "The Great Recession of 2008 restored John Maynard Keynes to prominence. After decades when the Keynesian revolution seemed to have been forgotten, the great British theorist was suddenly everywhere. The New York Times asked, "What would Keynes have done?" The Financial Times wrote of "the undeniable shift to Keynes." Le Monde pronounced the economic collapse Keynes's "revenge." Two years later, following bank bailouts and Tea Party fundamentalism, Keynesian principles once again seemed misguided or irrelevant to a public focused on ballooning budget deficits. In this readable account, Backhouse and Bateman elaborate the misinformation and caricature that have led to Keynes's repeated resurrection and interment since his death in 1946. Keynes's engagement with social and moral philosophy and his membership in the Bloomsbury Group of artists and writers helped to shape his manner of theorizing. Though trained as a mathematician, he designed models based on how specific kinds of people (such as investors and consumers) actually behave -- an approach that runs counter to the idealized agents favored by economists at the end of the century. Keynes wanted to create a revolution in the way the world thought about economic problems, but he was more open-minded about capitalism than is commonly believed. He saw capitalism as essential to a society's well-being but also morally flawed, and he sought a corrective for its main defect: the failure to stabilize investment. Keynes's nuanced views, the authors suggest, offer an alternative to the polarized rhetoric often evoked by the word "capitalism" in today's political debates."--From the dust-jacket front flap. ; Contents: Keynes returns, but which Keynes? -- The rise and fall of Keynesian economics -- Keynes the moral philosopher: confronting the challenges to capitalism -- Keynes the physician: developing a theory of a capitalist economy -- Keynes's ambiguous revolution -- Perpetual revolutionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Children's rights and early childhood education: links to theory and advocacy /

by Smith, Anne B.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Civil society and gender justice : historical and comparative perspectives /

by Hagemann, Karen (ed.) | Michel, Sonya (ed.) | Budde, Gunilla (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Berghahn Books 2008Description: xi, 324 p. ; 24 cm.Other title: European civil society ; volume 4.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [302]-308) and index.Summary: This book offers both a revised gendered history of civil society and a program for making it more egalitarian in the future. An interdisciplinary group of internationally known authors investigates the relationship between public and private in the discourses and practices of civil societies; the significance of the family for the project of civil society; the relation between civil society, the state, and different forms of citizenship; and the complex connection between civil society, gendered forms of protest and nongovernmental movements. While often critical of historical instantiations of civil society, all the authors nonetheless take seriously the potential inherent in civil society, particularly as it comes to influence global politics. They demand, however, an expansion of both the concept and project of civil society in order to make its political opportunities available to all.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Concepts of the Self /

by Elliott, Anthony.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2008Description: ix, 185 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes index. Contents: The arts of self -- Concepts of the self -- The structure of the book -- 1. Self, society and everyday life -- Self, symbol and others: symbolic interactionism -- Presentations of self: Goffman -- Reflexivity and the self: Giddens -- 2. The repression of self -- Psychoanalysis and the self -- Culture and repression -- 3. Technologies of the self: Foucault -- Governmentality: new technologies, new selves -- 4. Self, sexuality and gender -- Feminism and psychoanalysis: two recent views -- The politics of gender performance: Butler -- Queer theory: contesting self, defying gender -- 5. The postmodern self -- All that is modern melts into postmodern? -- Strategies of the self: modern and postmodern -- Inner depth, or inside out -- Identity politics, or critique of self -- Afterword: globalization, postmodernization and new individualism.Summary: Concepts of the Self is a lively, lucid and compelling introduction to contemporary controversies over the self and self-identity in the social sciences. The book concentrates mainly on the work of social theorists and cultural analysts who have attempted to place the self in relation to psychological processes, social contexts, and historical perspectives. Mead, Freud, Goffman, Foucault, Chodorow, Kristeva and Baudrillard are among the figures covered. Elliott also connects debates about the self directly to identity politics, the sociology of personal relationships and intimacy, and the politics of sexuality.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).

Contemporary social theory : an introduction /

by Elliot, Anthony.

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2009Description: xvi, 375 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Corporate governance and sustainability : challenges for theory and practice. /

by Benn, Suzanne (ed.) | Dunphy, Dexter (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Routledge 2007Description: xvii, 259 p.Notes: Part I. Introduction : Governance and sustainability challenges. 1. New forms of governance: changing relationships between corporates, government and community / Suzanne Benn and Dexter Dunphy -- 2. Understanding corporate sustainability : recognizing the impact of different governance systems / Sally Russell, Nardia Haigh and Andrew Griffiths -- Part II. Limitations of existing models of corporate governance. 3. Why corporate governance rankings do not predict future value: evidence from Toronto Stock Exchange Listings 2002-5 / David Wheeler and Rachel Davies -- 4. Synthesizing governance themes from political and management theory / Suzanne Benn, Dexter Dunphy and Andrew Griffiths -- 5. Towards a model governance for sustainability : networks, shared values and new knowledge / Andrew Martin, Suzanne Benn, and Dexter Dunphy -- 6. Financing environmental sustainability : a new role for the law / Benjamin J. Richardson -- Part III. Redesigning governance for sustainability: network, shared values and new knowledge / 7. Sustainability in paradigms and practices at board-level in Anglo American pic / Tudor J. Maxwell -- 8. Codes of conduct as a tool for sustainable governance in MNCs / Krista Bondy, Dirk Matten and Jeremy Moon -- 9. The case of governance for sustainability at IAG / Suzanne Benn, Louise Wilson and Soochen Low -- 10. The civil regulation of corporations : towards stakeholder democracy / Jem Bendell and Aarti Sharma -- 11. The materiality of sustainability : corporate social and environmental responsibility as instruments of strategic change? / Thomas Clarke.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Enhancing learning in early childhood within the family : evaluation of practice and theory in a multi-cultural context. /

by Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria University 2002Description: 267 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts Victoria Uruversity August 2002Summary: Enhancing learning in early childhood within the family. This thesis provides an analysis of a particular approach to enhancing learning in early childhood within the family. It involves an evaluation of practice and theory in an educationally disadvantaged and multi-cultural community. The Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) has a 30 year history and was introduced into Australia in 1998 by the Brotherhood of St Laurence. It is a two-year intensive program with four and five-year-old children and their families. Current understanding of the importance of learning in the early years, and intensive adult-child communication, explain why programs such as HIPPY which engage parents as teachers of the young children can be effective. Early learning experiences are at home. Later programs in school often appear to be inadequate to redress early disadvantage because they intervene too late and lack the resources to provide the necessary adult-to-child input. The research reported here was an evaluation of the second intake of 33 children (32 families) into HIPPY in Australia. A triangulation research method involved (a) participant observation of the program, (b) interviews with stakeholders, and (c) an assessment of children in the program and in a matched comparison group. Direct testing and teacher assessment of children was undertaken in the areas of general development, literacy, numeracy and school behaviour during the children's first and second years of schooling. The research findings indicated that the program was well implemented at a number of different levels and that the overseas model can be successfully implemented in multi-cultural Australian conditions. The approach to the diverse language backgrounds of families was a major area of successful adaptation from the standard model. Both qualitative and quantitative data analysis indicated that the program enhanced children's school progress. The study identified lessons for future evaluation studies of the program in Australia. The research findings indicate an encouraging start for HIPPY in Australia. In broader terms, the study points to the potential importance to disadvantaged children of well implemented home-based early childhood education programs.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Experience and representation : contemporary perspectives on migration in Australian /

by Jacobs, Keith.

Publisher: Farnham, U.K. Ashgate Publishing Limited 2011Description: xi, 164 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book provides a critical overview of influential theoretical perspectives and recent empirical material in the fields of migration, race, culture and politics. With a primary focus on Australia, the book explores the complexities surrounding migration; sets out the most appropriate frameworks to understand ethnicity and racism; and assesses the utility of the concepts of globalisation, transnationalism and multiculturalism for interpreting contemporary society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Explaining the normative /

by Turner, Stephen.

Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2010Description: ix, 228 p.Notes: Includes Bibliography and index.Summary: Normativity is what gives reasons their force, makes words meaningful, and makes rules and laws binding. It is present whenever we use such terms as 'correct,' 'ought,' 'must,' and the language of obligation, responsibility, and logical compulsion. Yet normativists, the philosophers committed to this idea, admit that the idea of a non-causal normative realm and a body of normative objects is spooky. Explaining the Normative is the first systematic, historically grounded critique of normativism. It identifies the standard normativist pattern of argument, and shows how this pattern depends on circularities, assumptions about the unique correctness of preferred descriptions, problematic transcendental arguments, and regress arguments that end in mysteries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Gender : the key concepts /

by Evans, Mary (ed.) | Williams, Carolyn (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2013Description: xv, 277 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This volume provides an overview of 37 terms, theories and concepts frequently used in gender studies which those studying the subject can find difficult to grasp. Each entry provides a critical definition of the concept, examining the background to the idea, its usage and the major figures associated with the term. Taking a truly interdisciplinary and global view of gender studies, concepts covered include: Agency Diaspora Heteronormativity Subjectivity Performativity Class Feminist Politics Body Gender identity Reflexivity. With cross referencing and further reading provided throughout the text, this book unweaves the relationships between different aspects of the field defined as gender studies, and is essential for all those studying gender in interdisciplinary contexts as undergraduates, postgraduates and beyond.Availability: No items available Lost (1).

Globalisation, economic development and the role of the state. /

by Chang, Ha-Joon.

Publisher: London, U.K. New York, NY Zed books Third World Network 2003=260 2003Description: viii, 335 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Handbook of action research : participative inquiry and practice. /

by Reason, Peter (ed.) | Bradbury, Hilary (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2001Description: xlii, 468 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents : Introduction : inquiry and participation in search of a world worthy of human aspiration / Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury -- Part One : Groundings - 1. Theory and practice the mediating discourse / Bjorn Gustavsen -- 2. Participatory (Action) Research in social theory : origins and challenges / Orlando Fals Borda -- 3. Action research in the workplace : the socio-technical perspective / William Pasmore -- 4. Infusing race into the US discourse on Action Research / Ella Edmondson Bell -- 5. Uneven ground : feminisms and action research / Patricia Maguire -- 6. Power and knowledge / John Gaventa and Andrea Cornwall -- 7. Knowledge and participatory research / Peter Park -- 8. Exploring the relevance of critical theory theory for action research : emancipatory action research in the footsteps of Jurgen Habermas / Stephen Kemmis -- 9. Pragmatic action research and the struggle to transform universities into learning communities / Morten Levin and Davydd Greenwood -- 10. The Humanistic approach to action research / John Rowan -- 11. Engaging sympathies : relationship between action research and social constructivism / Yvonna S. Lincoln -- 12. The relationship of 'systems thinking' to action research / Robert Louis Flood -- 13. Action research as the hidden curriculum of the western tradition / Olav Eikeland -- Part Two : Practices - 14. Action science : creating communities of inquiry in communities of practice / Victor J. Friedman -- 15. I wish this were a poem of practices of participatory research / Budd L. Hall -- 16. The practice of co-operative inquiry : research 'with' rather than 'on' people / John Heron and Peter Reason -- 17. Appreciative inquiry : the power of the unconditional positive question / James D. Ludema, David L. Cooperrider and Frank J. Barrett -- 18. Large-group processes as action research / Ann W. Martin -- 19. The use of words : improving enterprises by improving their conversations / Oyvind Palshaugen -- 20. Ethnodrama : constructing participatory, experiential and compelling action research through performance / Jim Mienczakowski and Stephen Morgan -- 21. Clinical inquiry/research / Edgar H. Schein -- 22. Community action research : learning as a community of practitioners, consultants and researchers / Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer -- 23. The practice of action inquiry / William R. Torbert -- 24. The turn to action and the linguistic turn : towards an integrated methodology / Lesley Treleaven -- 25. Educational action research / Ken Zeichner -- Part Three : Exemplars - 26. Working together, learning together : co-operative inquiry in the development of complex practice by teams of social workers / Mark Baldwin -- 27. The Early Mothering Project : what happened when the words 'action research' came to life for a group of midwives / Penelope A. Barrett -- 28. Citizen participation in natural resource management / Yogesh Bhatt and Rajesh Tandon -- 29. Learning with The Natural Step : action research to promote conversations for sustainable development / Hilary Bradbury -- 30. Tranforming lives : towards bicultural competence / Gloria Bravette Gordon -- 31. Action research to develop an interorganizational network / Rupert F. Chisholm -- 32. Transpersonal co-operative inquiry / John Heron -- 33. Using co-operative inquiry to transform evaluation of nursing students' clinical practice / Marcia D. Hills -- 34. Collaborative inquiry with African American community leaders : comments on a participatory action research process / James G. Kelly, Lynne O. Mock and S. Darius Tandon -- 35. Participatory research and education for social change : Highlander Research and Education Center / Helen M. Lewis -- 36. Creative arts and photography in participatory action research in Guatemala / M. Brinton Lykes -- 37. The art of clinical inquiry in information technology-related change / Joe McDonagh and David Coghlan -- 38. The sights and sounds of indigenous knowledge / Timothy Pyrch and Maria Teresa Castillo -- 39. Participatory action research in southern Tanzania, with special reference to women / Marja-Liisa Swantz, Elizabeth Ndedya and Mwajuma Saiddy Masaiganah -- 40. Six street youth who could ... / Elizabeth Whitmore and Colette McKee -- Part Four : Skills - 41. Collaborative off-line reflection : a way to develop skill in action science and action inquiry / Jenny W. Rudolph, Steven S. Taylor and Erica Gabrielle Foldy -- 42. On working with graduate research students / Peter Reason and Judi Marshall -- 43. The mirror, the magnifying glass, the compass and the map : facilitating participatory action research / Yoland Wadsworth -- 44. Self-reflective inquiry practices / Judi Marshall -- 45. The third task of universities or how to get universities to serve their communities! / Goran Brulin -- Conclusion : broadening the brandwidth of validity : issues and choice-points for improving the quality of action research / Hilary Bradbury and Peter Reason.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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