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This paper describes the suburban ideal, explains its historical development and compares the Australian suburb with its counterpart in other countries such as the United States and Great Britain.
This paper examines a new way of detecting and measuring social action, especially that which takes place below the radar.
People try to help others in a wide number of ways. Taken together this is social action - the heart of...
New Zealand’s KiwiSaver was introduced on 1 July 2007. New Zealand’s success with the ‘soft compulsion’ of automatic enrolment has been and is continuing to be an influence in the design of opt-out schemes in the UK and Ireland. While there have been numerous changes...
Building on previous work for Acas, this research project considers how and why employers use social media tools for recruitment, the risks and opportunities and the implications for provision of advice to managers, workers and employer and employee representative bodies. It also looks at the...
There is evidence that social interactions matter for charitable giving. This paper describes a model of fundraising in social groups, where private information about quality of provision is transmitted by social proximity.
Individuals engage in voluntary provision of a pure collective good that is...
This paper focuses on the domestic energy policies of industrialised states and, in particular, those states which have been at the forefront in applying neo-liberal policies to the reform and restructuring of their energy supply industries.
It examines the interactions between the neo-liberal and...
The utopianization of creative work is a pronounced feature of post-industrial societies. This paper analyses the attendant promotion of creative leisure, and its role in supporting discourses and practices of creative work. By analysing the example of Richard Florida's popular text The Rise of the...
This paper is concerned with the competing demands of multiculturalism and the interplay of race and democratic practice in an age that is often seen as being somehow post-political.
State multiculturalism as an example of a regulatory framework, works by enabling recognition...