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International Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue internationale d’études canadiennes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Cultural and Social Studies (IntJCSS)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cultural Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Growth and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Iberian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion     Open Access  
International Journal of Innovative Research and Scientific Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Innovative Research in Social and Natural Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Integrated Education and Development     Open Access  
International Journal of Intercultural Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Korean Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Language and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Management and Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies     Open Access  
International Journal of Punishment and Sentencing, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Qualitative Methods     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Social and Allied Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social And Humanities Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
International Journal of Social Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanity Studies     Open Access  
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  
International Quarterly for Asian Studies     Open Access  
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
International Review of Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 218)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Studies. Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Internationale Revue Fur Soziale Sicherheit     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
InterSciencePlace     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigación Valdizana     Open Access  
Investigación y Desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigaciones Geográficas (Esp)     Open Access  
Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Issues in Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ithaca : Viaggio nella Scienza     Open Access  
IULC Working Papers     Open Access  
Ius et Praxis     Open Access  
Izvestia Ural Federal University Journal. Series 3. Social and Political Sciences     Open Access  
J : Multidisciplinary Scientific Journal     Open Access  
JICSA : Journal of Islamic Civilization in Southeast Asia     Open Access  
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Addiction & Prevention     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Advanced Academic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Journal of Applied Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Burirum Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Business and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Business and Social Sciences Research     Open Access  
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Community Development and Life Quality     Open Access  
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Computational Social Science     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Contemporary African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Critical Race inquiry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Development Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Economy Culture and Society     Open Access  
Journal of Educational Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Geography, Politics and Society     Open Access  
Journal of Globalization and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Graduate Research     Open Access  
Journal of Graduate School Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Graduate Studies in Northern Rajabhat Universities     Open Access  
Journal of Graduate Studies Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Human Security     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Surin Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rajapruk University     Open Access  
Journal of Humanity     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Ilahiyat Researches     Open Access  
Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies: JIGS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Markets & Morality     Partially Free  
Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Migration and Refugee Issues, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Multicultural Affairs     Open Access  
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Pan African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 331, SJR: 4.302, CiteScore: 6)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Relationships Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Research in National Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Responsible Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Social Science Education : JSSE     Open Access  
Journal of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Review     Open Access  
Journal of Social Structure     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Studies Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Studies in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Technology in Human Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Polynesian Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the University of Ruhuna     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Transnational American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Trust Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Abdimas     Open Access  
Jurnal Biometrika dan Kependudukan     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Kawistara     Open Access  
Jurnal Lakon     Open Access  
Jurnal Masyarakat dan Budaya     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Teori dan Praksis Pembelajaran IPS     Open Access  
Jurnal Terapan Abdimas     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Kaleidoscope     Open Access  
Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kervan. International Journal of Afro-Asiatic Studies     Open Access  
Kimün. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Formación Docente     Open Access  
Kırklareli Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Knowledge Management for Development Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Korea : Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft     Open Access  
Korean Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Kotuitui : New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Kulttuurintutkimus     Open Access  
Kulturwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
L'Homme. Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
L'Ordinaire des Amériques     Open Access  
La Tercera Orilla     Open Access  
Labyrinthe     Open Access  
Lambda Nordica     Open Access  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Lavboratorio : Revista de Estudios sobre Cambio Estructural y Desigualdad Social.     Open Access  
Lectio Socialis     Open Access  
Les Cahiers des dix     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Les Cahiers d’EMAM     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Letras Verdes. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science     Open Access  
Lex Social : Revista de Derechos Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lilith: A Feminist History Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Liminar. Estudios Sociales y Humanisticos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Literacy Learning: The Middle Years     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Local-Global: Identity, Security, Community     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Lucero     Open Access  
Lúdicamente     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lutas Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Macedon Digest, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Maine Policy Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Majalah Sainstekes / Sainstekes Magazine     Open Access  
Maskana     Open Access  
Mathématiques et sciences humaines     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Mayéutica Revista Científica de Humanidades y Artes     Open Access  
McNair Scholars Research Journal     Open Access  
McNair Scholars Research Journal     Open Access  
Meanjin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Meanjin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Meanjin Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences     Open Access  
Media Information Australia     Full-text available via subscription  
Media International Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Media International Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Melbourne Journal of Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mémoire(s), identité(s), marginalité(s) dans le monde occidental contemporain     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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      Scholarly investigation of climate change scepticism at the elite level places much emphasis on the ideological and material motivations and tactics of some prominent sceptic individuals. This has resulted in a narrow view of scepticism at the elite level. This study investigates a broad cadre of sceptic elites, aiming to reveal their cultural predispositions through a grid-group analysis of their core constructions of human and physical nature. The evidence presented suggests that elite sceptics hold substantively uniform conceptions of human nature and physical nature, that these conceptions correspond most with the individualist cultural type postulated by Cultural Theory, with some linkages to the hierarchical and isolate types, and that they correspond least with the egalitarian cultural type. The article argues that if the quality of the climate change debate is to be improved and greater legitimacy for climate policies is to be achieved, a greater understanding of and 'connect' with the particular cultural biases of climate change sceptics would be necessary.

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  • Volume 36 Bypassing poor farmers: Market-based approaches to agriculture
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    • Abstract: Ali, Syed Mohammad
      This paper focuses on continuing World Bank attempts to 'modernise' Pakistani agriculture by promoting market-based strategies such as the computerisation of land records and promoting corporate farming as the means to overcome rural poverty. Dismissing rhetorical pro-poor aspirations deployed to justify these interventions, this paper instead points to complementarities between the attempts to computerise land records and to facilitate corporate farming. Moreover, an attempt is made to highlight experiences emerging from the actual implementation of these interventions, and their resulting implications for poor farmers, within the specific political economy of Pakistan.

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  • Volume 36 To centralise or decentralise': An e-government perspective
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      OECD research demonstrates that many countries implementing e-government opt to structure virtual administrations differently to their traditional bureaucracies. A government switching between administration styles makes evident the still unresolved debate as to the optimum form of administration to achieve successful outcomes. Federalism is based on dividing power across regions that tailor outcomes specific to their native population. In contrast, centralisation theory considers concentrated power to axiomatically ensure the best and most efficient results. To investigate whether either theory holds in the virtual arena, a web analysis was performed on one country each from the OECD's three e-government administration styles - decentralised, balanced and centralized - to determine which produced the best quality outcomes. Results demonstrate that centralisation theory, having long promised better outcomes with less public expenditure, does not hold in the virtual arena.

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  • Volume 36 Nixon's Court: His challenge to judicial liberalism and its
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    • Abstract: Schulman, Jason
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  • Volume 36 On the disadvantages of transparency for government reflections
           on some arguments against transparency as a democratic reform
    • Abstract: Pietro, Ricardo Cruz
      Transparency has become a novel value of democracy. It has been embraced by governments and civil society as a preferred reform strategy for improving governance. As there are good reasons for this optimism, scarce attention is being paid to its limits and risks. Playing devil's advocate, this paper surveys the literature to investigate two strong arguments against transparency as a democratic reform strategy, one from each end of the political spectrum. From the conservative end, it explores the notion that decision-making should be left to the experts and ruling is made best in isolation from pressures from the public. From the left, the idea that transparency is a strategy for legitimising questioned states and putting aside substantive reform. Both criticisms are found wanting against the arguments for transparency, while suggesting that there might be closely delimited spaces for governmental deliberation that could benefit from some privacy, and agreeing that the full benefits of transparency policies can only be achieved in conjunction with contextual democratic reform strategies. In assessing these claims, the article seeks to shed light on some of transparency's most salient risks and limitations.

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    • Abstract: Laurie, Timothy
      Review(s) of: Agonistics: Thinking the world politically, by Chantal Mouffe, London and New York: Verso, 2013, 176 pp., ISBN: 1781681031, $24.95 (paperback).

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  • Volume 36 Australia's uranium trade: The domestic and foreign policy
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  • Volume 35 Unmaking war, remaking men: How empathy can reshape our
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    • Abstract: Duriesmith, David
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  • Volume 35 When protest makes policy: How social movements represent
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    • Abstract: Reid, Sophie
      Review(s) of: When protest makes policy: How social movements represent disadvantaged groups, by S. Laurel Weldon, Ann Arbour, University of Michigan Press, 2011, 231pp, ISBN 9780472117482 $113.99 (hardcover).

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  • Volume 35 Clinton, Bush and Obama: Transitional options
    • Abstract: Warren, Aiden
      This article will outline and evaluate the nuclear policy transition between the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. It will argue that while the Clinton administration ignored its historic opportunity to reverse decades of dangerous and provocative nuclear weapons planning, the Bush administration asserted a weapon rationale in which the focus was never on disarmament but rather on extending the life of the remaining stock of nuclear weaponry. The article will then evaluate the extent to which Obama has attempted to 'adjust' the nuclear option with the release of the Congressionally mandated Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). Indeed, while he has struck bold rhetorical notes and promises in relation to limiting the role of nuclear weapons, he has stopped short of changing the status quo. In essence, the Obama administration has pursued a policy of nuclear balance with steps towards disarmament, accompanied by measures to retain America's nuclear primacy.

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  • Volume 35 Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' brigades: Armed struggle as a response
           to a crisis of legitimacy
    • Abstract: Cheong, Damien D
      This article explores the link between violence and legitimacy by using the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (AMB) as a case study. It firstly examines the reasons for the AMB's formation in the context of the declining popularity of the Fatah movement. Second, it looks at how the AMB was able to increase its legitimacy vis-a-vis its armed struggle against Israel. Third, it explains the circumstances that led to the deterioration in the relationship between the Fatah movement and the AMB. Finally, it analyses the impact of the AMB's armed struggle on the legitimacy of both the Fatah-PA leadership and the Fatah movement as a whole.

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  • Volume 35 Reviewing Labor's Internal Reviews 1966-2010: 'Looking forward,
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      Since 1966, and usually while in Opposition, the Australia Labor Party (ALP) has engaged in internal reviews. Often led by a former parliamentary leader, they seek to find solutions to crushing election defeats or to the electoral discontent the Party finds itself in. Driven by the pragmatic need to be in government (which according to Roberto Michels is the aim of every mass political party), Labor's reviews drew on the language of renewal, reform, democratisation and modernisation to posit a soon return to government. Rarely did the enumerable recommendations lead to genuine reform, particularly when it came to membership participation. Generally, the outcomes were focused on public perceptions that the Party had heeded the message from disgruntled voters, had changed its ways (policy, leadership or both), had reformed and was thus again worthy again of electoral support. With perhaps the exception of the first national review held in 1966, at no point do Labor Party reviews genuinely engage in internal reforms that would dismantle the oligarchy: often the key concern expressed in Labor Party member submissions to the ongoing but benign internal reviews.

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  • Volume 35 Positive action for women in Japan's Liberal Democratic Party: A
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    • Abstract: Dalton, Emma
      This article examines Japan's Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) approach to the issue of female under-representation in the Japanese parliament (the Diet) by considering how former Prime Minister Koizumi's successful bid to elect a large number of women to the Diet in 2005 fits into a broader discussion of the party's general approach to gender equality. I consider the motivations behind the 'positive action' strategies that Koizumi adopted in the 2005 general election. These positive action strategies resulted in a historic increase in the number of women in the Diet, and a historic increase in LDP women specifically. They derived, however, more from Koizumi's desire to uphold his reform image than his, or the party's desire for a more gender-balanced Diet. By drawing on gender equality theories, this article demonstrates how the LDP's insistence on 'equal opportunity' with regards to equality discourses in Japan makes future positive action for female LDP Diet representation unlikely. By drawing on interviews with female LDP Diet members, however, this article also reveals support from within the party for positive action to increase the number of women in the Diet, thus demonstrating some contradiction in the LDP about how to approach gender imbalance in the Diet.

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  • Volume 34 Embedding Global Markets: An Enduring Challenge [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Coldicott, Dean
      Review(s) of: Embedding Global Markets: An Enduring Challenge, by John G. Ruggie (Ed), Burlington, VT.: Ashgate, 2008, 272 pp. ISBN: 9780754674542 (hbk.) $157.30. Includes footnotes.

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  • Volume 34 Environmental Skepticism: Ecology, Power and Public Life [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Glasson, Ben
      Review(s) of: Environmental Skepticism: Ecology, Power and Public Life, by Peter J. Jacques, Farnham, Ashgate, 2009. 222pp. ISBN 075467102X (hbk.) $133.10.

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  • Volume 34 Conservatism and American Political Development [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Sobey, Gareth
      Review(s) of: Conservatism and American Political Development, by Brian J. Glenn and Steve M. Teles New York, Oxford University Press, 2009. 392pp. ISBN 0195373936 (pbk) $24.95.

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  • Volume 34 Fear of Security: Australia's Invasion Anxiety [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Martinez, Gloria
      Review(s) of: Fear of Security: Australia's Invasion Anxiety, by Anthony Burke, Melbourne, Cambridge University Press, 2008. 289 pp. ISBN 9780521714273 (pbk.) $24.95.

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  • Volume 34 Bill of Rights in Australia: History, Politics and Law [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Fitzgerald, Emily
      Review(s) of: Bill of Rights in Australia: History, Politics and Law, by Andrew Bynes, Hilary Charlesworth and Gabrielle McKinnon, Sydney: UNSW Press, 2008, 256pp. ISBN 9781921410178 (pbk) $34.95.

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  • Volume 34 The Influence of National Interest in Aid Policy Making: A South
           Pacific Illustration
    • Abstract: Schwebel, Amy
      Like all public policy, aid policy is shaped by various interest groups and agendas. Since the aid program's inception, narrow Australian national interest considerations have been the most powerful imperatives in aid policymaking circles. This article uses the South Pacific as an example to show how the furthering of narrow national interest priorities through the aid program occurs at the expense of sustainable development and poverty alleviation objectives. It examines how the weight attached to foreign policy imperatives negatively affects the way the development 'problem' is framed and thus the focus of policy. This results in the promotion of 'solutions' that are unsuitable to the context; are not the most appropriate allocation of funds for poverty alleviation and sustainable development; and may be obstructing development that is relevant and sustainable. This is a political reality that is unlikely to change despite the increased attention on aid effectiveness to improve the positive impact of Australian aid.

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  • Volume 34 Towards an Intellectual History of the Australian New Left: Some
           Definitional Problems
    • Abstract: Marks, Russell
      There is no book-length history of the New Left in Australia. While there are undoubtedly reasons for this, this paper suggests that preliminary definitional work has not yet been done. There is little consensus on what the term 'New Left' means in an Australian context. Too many who have written about the Australian New Left have tended to conceptualise it primarily as the local aspect of a 'global phenomenon'. In doing so, they have invariably compared Australian New Left radicalism to the global 'norm' of the United States New Left and found their subject lacking in some vital respect. This paper argues that the historian should seek to discover the origins of New Left radicalism in Australia first, before considering the 'global' aspects of the phenomenon. Only then can the extent of overseas influence on the Australian New Left - which was significant - be properly assessed.

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  • Volume 34 Lobby Groups and Front Groups: Industry Tactics in the Climate
           Change Debate
    • Abstract: Hodder, Patrick
      In the climate change debate in Australia, two key pro-industry groups, the Australian Industry Greenhouse Network (AIGN), an industry lobby group, and the Lavoisier Group, an industry front group, use distinctively different sets of tactics. As a resource-rich lobby group, the AIGN has used cover-up, reframing, participation in official channels, pressure, and donations and funding to further its interests. By contrast, as a partisan public player seemingly unconnected to industry, the Lavoisier Group has engaged in devaluation and reinterpretation of climate science including deception and denial. Lobby groups and front groups can be viewed as complementary strategic approaches used by industry to exert influence on both the formal and public agendas and reduce outrage over delayed policy action by government.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Economics and Political Survival: The Experience of the
           Palestinian Leadership under Yasser Arafat, 1994-2004
    • Abstract: Cheong, Damien
      This article will examine the correlation between economic performance and political survival by using the case study of the Palestinian Authority (PA). It examines the administration of economic policies in the occupied territories from 1994 to 2004, and demonstrates how the leadership's seeming mismanagement of economic affairs negatively affected its political legitimacy and survival. The leadership's inability to prevent a further erosion of its political legitimacy through meaningful reforms resulted, ultimately, in the electoral defeat at the 2006 Palestinian Legislative Council Elections to the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Making Sex Work: A Failed Experiment with Legalised Prostitution
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Moschetti, Carole
      Review(s) of: Making Sex Work: A Failed Experiment with Legalised Prostitution, by Mary Lucille Sullivan, Spinifex Press Pty Ltd, 2007, 413pp, ISBN1-876756-60-8.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 The Dragon and the Foreign Devils: China and the World, 1100 BC
           to the Present [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Edney, Kingsley
      Review(s) of: The Dragon and the Foreign Devils: China and the World, 1100 BC to the Present, by Harry G. Gelber, London, Bloomsbury Books, 2007. 512 pp. ISBN 9780747593294.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship between the
           Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Philip, Brigid
      Review(s) of: Let Them Eat Prozac - the Unhealthy Relationship between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression, by David Healy, New York, New York University Press, 2004. 351pp. ISBN 9780814736975.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 'Honour': Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Kwek, Kaye
      Review(s) of: 'Honour': Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women, by Lynn Welchman and Sara Hossain (eds.) Melbourne, Spinifex Press, 2005. 384 pp. ISBN 1876756616.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 The Conviction of Richard Nixon [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Freise, Christopher
      Review(s) of: The Conviction of Richard Nixon, by James Reston, Jr. Melbourne, Scribe Publications, 2008. 207 pp. ISBN 9781921215987. Review for: Frost/Nixon, A play by Peter Morgan Melbourne Theatre Company May 23- July 12, 2008.

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  • Volume 33 History in Practice: Local Identity in a Global Context
    • Abstract: Hamilton, Olivia
      This article examines the processes of identity formation in a rural southern Italian community. These processes, as manifested amongst the population of Delianuova, a small mountain town in the province of Reggio Calabria, are examined in historical context, with a specific focus on the effects of long-standing and major emigration. The article shows that the global nature of emigration from Delianuova, and the close ties between the town and its emigrants in other parts of the world, has over time led to a higher level of involvement and engagement with the Italian state, the European Union, and other parts of the world, than might otherwise be expected. Interviews and oral sources form a major part of the study, in order to understand the more personal aspects of identity formation in a community that has often been overlooked in more far-reaching historical narratives.

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  • Volume 33 Towards An-other Community: Levinas and Border Protection
    • Abstract: Loughnan, Claire
      As a means of exclusion of the foreigner, border protection is becoming a stronger feature of the political landscape, despite growing support for cosmopolitanism. Across much of Europe for example, claims for membership to a burgeoning European Union suggest a trend towards a more cosmopolitan world. However this is being accompanied by calls for an intensification of exclusionary practices, particularly in relation to the movement of immigrant labour and refugees. Clearly, the need to question the foundations of communitarian arguments for exclusion is pressing. This paper seeks to explore the 'communitarian' aspects of Emmanuel Levinas's thought which might inform a larger debate about the contribution of his ethic to the discussion of immigration detention, and border security. A Levinasian approach provokes a disturbance of this debate in several ways. Firstly, Levinas asks that we think about the neighbour in terms other than cultural and/or physical proximity. The notion of proximity which Levinas employs potentially undercuts communitarian notions of physical proximity (that is, ties forged by links to land or domain), and the shared values which emerge from this, by arguing that our relationship with the other is founded instead upon an ethical proximity. An ethical proximity thus provides the foundation for a community which is tied not to land, but to a homelessness, which is most powerfully represented by the foreigner, the stranger. Secondly, he challenges communitarianism with the implication that our participation in 'community' is based not on what we have in common, but on what the ways in which we differ both within community, and outside of it. Against Walzer's claim that 'my life cannot be shaped and determined by [the ] chance encounter' with the other, a Levinasian ethic asserts instead that this is the foundation of our humanity.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Multinational Companies and Corporate Social Responsibility:
           Democratisation in the Developing World
    • Abstract: Haymon, Kirsty
      In both the academic sphere and popular culture there exists a negative view of multinational companies. This has not been without justification. Historically, large multinational companies in the developing world have tended to operate in a manner that placed their own short-term profit motivations above other considerations. However, with the onset of globalisation and the information revolution, more information has become available to more people more readily. If multinational companies engage in bad practices, this quickly becomes the focus of public attention. Most companies have been compelled to change their attitudes and policies by implementing proactive, socially responsible policies. Based on fieldwork in Indonesia, this paper argues that the concept of 'corporate social responsibility' cannot merely improve local employment, education and health but can also promote a more open civil society by encouraging the rise of new social institutions and capacities. This type of capacity-building increases the viability of emerging democracies such as Indonesia.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Small States in a Globalised World: Resilience as a Response to
           Vulnerability'
    • Abstract: Wallis, Joanne
      While the field of International Relations has traditionally focused on analysing great power relationships, there has been a growing recognition that in a globalised world small states also have an impact and therefore need to be studied. The literature generally concludes that small states possess common economic, political, social and strategic characteristics that give rise to vulnerability, which in turn affects their development. While the literature has considered the potential for small states to develop resilience to overcome their vulnerability, this article argues that presently this literature is problematic. Therefore, given the sheer number of small states and the impact of the increasing interconnectedness created by globalisation, this article concludes that these issues warrant further exploration.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 The Impact of the Internet on the Political and Media Landscape
           in the People's Republic of China
    • Abstract: Merrington, Louise
      Although the freedom of the press is part of the PRC Constitution, in practice Chinese media have always been, and continue to be, heavily censored. This censorship, however, is under increasing challenge from the ongoing globalisation of information. These changes are epitomised by the internet, which has provided a place for dissenting voices to congregate. It is increasingly apparent that the Chinese government has (at best) an ambivalent relationship with the internet, and this challenge to its legitimacy has caused the Chinese Communist Party to re-examine its identity and how it relates both to its domestic constituents and to the outside world. In addition, the growth of the internet in China has also affected the identity of media producers and consumers, as well as challenging Western assumptions about information globalisation as a tool for transmitting democracy.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
 
 
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