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For the victims of most drone strikes, there is no warning at all. Undetected surveillance drones may have spied on the targeted individuals for days or weeks before an armed drone is directed to release its Hellfire missile. Victims may hear a brief hissing sound...
Child sexual abuse is a serious concern for the community and the criminal justice system and is now the subject of three major inquiries in Australia.
The circumstances in which children have been and are sexually abused within social institutions, the impact of this...
How are we to make sense of the iPhone? It has been called a transformative networked multimedia platform; a fetishised consumer brand; a superlative innovation by a genius inventor; the ruination of solitude; and the emblem of a radical shift in the relationship between those...
A new book reviewed by Debra King in the Australian Review of Public Affairs makes a confronting comparison between industrial slaughterhouses and other ‘zones of confinement’.
In these zones—such as nursing homes, work that deals with death, decay and bodily fluids is physically hidden...
Do girls and boys really learn differently? Is gender formed by one’s social environment? Kellie Burns writes on the rise of neurosexism, in the Australian Review of Public Affairs .
What do winning and losing really mean, and how do they both shape our lives and society, asks Andrew J. Martin in the Australian Review of Public Affairs .
Much of life seems organised around competitions, and winning and losing are signal events. In...
In the lead up to the US elections Dennis Phillips comments on the content and contradictions of modern American conservatism, in the Australian Review of Public Affairs .
Mitt Romney’s mid-August choice of 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate guaranteed...
Jonathan Haidt thinks so, writes Fiona Kate Barlow in the Australian Review of Public Affairs.
Have you ever considered a political career? If not, you are in the majority. Who takes this path and why asks James Walter in the Australian Review of Public Affairs .
Most of us never seriously consider this option. What is the catalyst of...