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Contested governance: culture, power and institutions in Indigenous Australia

This ethnographic case study research demonstrates that Indigenous and non-Indigenous governance systems are intercultural in respect to issues of power, authority, institutions and relationships. It documents the intended and unintended consequences–beneficial and negative–arising for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians from the realities of contested governance.
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Culture, difference and the arts

As we enter a new century we face an increasingly complex world constituted by local and global networks. Our challenge is to develop new ways of thinking about social and cultural relations and about the role of the arts in a multicultural society. This book...
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Education for library and information services: a festschrift to celebrate thirty Years of library education at Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University (CSU) celebrated thirty years of teaching in the field of librarianship in 2005 and the festschrift has been produced to mark this achievement in a formal way. The publication brings together a range of contributions, covering activities at CSU and in the...
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New dimensions in privacy law

This new book encompasses three overlapping areas of analysis: privacy protection under the general law; legislative measures for data protection in digital communications networks; and the influence of transnational agreements and other pressures toward harmonised privacy standards. Internationally recognised authors discuss developments across these three...
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Beyond the classroom: building new school networks - Introduction

This new book, based on the findings of a year long research project, offers a clear strategy through the uncertainty and controversy surrounding the current education agenda. The message that emerges from the research is that piecemeal reforms to schooling will not provide solutions to...
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Federalism and Regionalism in Australia

Australia's federal system is in a state of flux and its relevance is being challenged. Dramatic shifts are occurring in the ways in which power and responsibility are shared between governments. Pressure for reform is coming not just from above, but from below, as the...
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Indigenous peoples and governance structures: a comparative analysis of land and resource management rights

Examines ways Indigenous peoples have used national and international legal mechanisms to create governance structures which facilitate interaction with non-Indigenous governments and structures, while remaining as close as possible to Indigenous structures and processes; includes studies from the United States, Alaska, Canada; New Zealand; Inuit...
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Satire - or sedition?

The introduction in late 2005 of the re-invigorated sedition laws provoked an angry response from a wide coalition of civil libertarians, authors, publishers, artists and performers, who saw them as an invasion of creators? right to social criticism. Jonathan Biggins examines the state of theatrical...
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Nanodialogues: Experiments in public engagement with science

Depending who you ask, nanotechnology might be the Next Big Thing, the Next Asbestos or the Next GM. But before its impacts have been felt, nanotechnology has become a test case for a new sort of governance. It is an opportunity to reimagine the relationship...
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The future face of enterprise

Enterprise is all too often associated with making money. Yet, there is so much more to it: enterprise is about creating a culture of initiative, creativity, risk-taking amongst young people and adults. This collection of essays looks at how this can be achieved. Britain is...