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Gentrification, immigration and community cohesion in Melbourne's multicultural north

This report analyses processes of social change affecting two multicultural suburbs in Melbourne’s north, Coburg and Fawkner, focusing on factors that impact on community cohesion.
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Cosmopolitanism in the multipolar world

Professor David Held delivered the 2012 Globalism Research Centre Tom Nairn Lecture on March 27, 2012. 'Cosmopolitanism in the Multipolar World' presented David Held's thinking about the future of humankind with a determined optimism, while recognising that from 9/11 to the present day, terrorism, conflict...

Art, governance and the turn to community

As an ‘action research’ project over a period of more than three years, the Generations Project has been remarkably successful in finding out what it takes to ensure that community art practices can enrich the practice of local government in Australia. This comes at a...

Indigenous cultural festivals: Evaluating impact on community health and wellbeing

With the support of the Telstra Foundation and the Australian Research Council, RMIT researchers investigated the role and significance of Indigenous cultural festivals in wellbeing outcomes for Indigenous communities and their young people. They found that festivals really do matter to communities; from a proliferation...

Making modernity in Timor-Leste

The focus given to the 2006 elections in Timor-Leste by non-Timorese commentators, both in terms of resources and also analysis, was staggering. In the various commentaries the State has been seen as either the source of the violence or as the panacea for the republic's...