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Public policy experts Prof John Alford and Assoc Prof Janine O’Flynn discuss the hidden costs and long-term effects of outsourcing important public services to for-profit firms in the private sector.
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Human resources management expert Associate Professor Avraham Kluger explains what's wrong with conventional employee appraisal methods in the corporate world, and posits that truly listening to one's workers is good for business. Presented by Jennifer Cook.
Sociologist Associate Professor Gili Drori explains how the vocabulary of human rights is making its way into the constitutions of nation states, and what this says about the societies that choose -- or choose not -- to include such rights in their national...
Criminologist and lawyer Dr Jennifer Balint discusses how nation-states seek to use the law in support of genocidal practices and other crimes against humanity. She also examines how, conversely, the law is also called upon to bring about reconciliation after regime change. With host Jennifer...
Social scientists Assoc Prof Fiona Haines and Prof Nancy Reichman discuss the myths and implications behind authorities’ implementation of regulations, particularly in the wake of a disaster. With host Jennifer Cook.
"Roughly half of the current size of the total global economy needs to be invested from here to 2030 just to meet predictable market demand. That figure goes up every year because demand keeps going up."
Energy security and global governance analyst Professor Ann...
From the tulip bulb mania in the 17th century to collateralized debt obligations more recently, Prof Charles Noussair and Dr Tom Wilkening outline the sometimes questionable human judgement of risk and reward.
With host Jennifer Cook.
Drs Mike Arnold and Martin Gibbs discuss the impact on families of the seemingly unstoppable wave of digital and virtual communications technologies.
Dr Michael Arnold - History and Philosophy of Science, School of Philosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry.
Dr Martin Gibbs - Interaction...
Behavioural Economist Dr Nikos Nikiforakis explains how Behavioural Economics challenges one of the fundamental premises of traditional Economics - the rational, self-serving Homo Economicus.
Through laboratory and field experiments, Nikos also develops a model for understanding social cooperation.
Dr Nikos Nikiforakis' main research...