Conference paper

‘The ruins caused a catch in the throat as memories came flooding in’

The origins of a conservation ethos in the urban Australia of the late 1960s and early 1970s is commonly assumed to stem from international influences. Yet there is also a local cultural element to this urban conservationism, the recognition, celebration and preservation of historic environments...
Briefing paper

The New Caledonian referendum on independence part 1: historical origins

The first of a three-part series exploring different aspects of the referendum on whether New Caledonia will become an independent state or remain under French sovereignty.

Resource nationalism in post-boom Indonesia: the new normal?

This Analysis examines the durability of contemporary resource nationalism in Indonesia. It argues that structural features of the post-Suharto political economy have sustained the nationalist policy trajectory that emerged during the boom.

Governance and political challenges in Indonesia

In addition to economic reforms, Jakarta faces other challenges such as perceived corruption within the government and public services. Growing nationalism and the increasing influence of the military in domestic matters could also play an interesting role in shaping Indonesia’s future.

England’s we-the-people revolt

Europe, outsiders, parties, experts, London, the United Kingdom itself – all were rejected in Britain’s referendum here are days that concentrate decades. 23–24 June 2016, when Britain voted to leave the European Union, was one. The decision to end forty-three years of economic and political...
Working paper

Role of the Council of Islamic Ideology in the Islamisation of laws in Pakistan

Islamisation of laws in Pakistan has been severally explained as a revival of Islam, as the implementation of the vision of Pakistan formulated as Objective Resolution in 1949 passed by the Constituent Assembly soon after its independence in 1949. It is justified as a requirement...
Journal article

Federal courts and Australian national identity

Changes in the conception of the Australian court system occurred in parallel with fundamental shifts in the creation, formulation and discernment of national identity. Abstract The history of Australian federal courts, from the creation of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration in 1904 until...
Discussion paper

Chiefly leadership in Fiji: past, present, and future

Abstract: This paper provides an account of the rise and fall of chiefly leadership and the apparent ebbing of a longstanding ideology of traditionalism among indigenous Fijians in the context of national politics and of the claims made in the name of indigenous nationalism. It...
Discussion paper

Tjibaou’s Kanak: ethnic identity as New Caledonia prepares its future

This paper examines the progression of concepts of indigenous ethnic identity and nationalism in New Caledonia within the context of French colonisation.

Me, myself and I: identity and meaning in the lives of vulnerable young people

Questions relating to identity and meaning are fundamental questions of life. As such, they have been the subject of study by scholars across a diverse range of disciplines, including psychology, theology, sociology and philosophy, throughout history. Despite this diversity, scholars agree that identity and meaning...

The way forward: an Islamic mentoring guide to building identity and resisting radicalisation

This report examines the key factors that have caused and sustained extremism, as well as the main doctrinal tenets of extremism. It is the outcome of exploratory research to form the basis for the next phase of the project, engagement with at-risk Muslim youth in...

The role of digital identity management in the internet economy: a primer for policy makers

This report aims to provide policy makers with a broad-brush understanding of the various dimensions of digital identity management. It introduces, in non-technical terms, the basic concepts and issues raised by IdM and points to additional sources where policy makers may gain a deeper understanding...

‘Yes we can’: identity politics and project politics for a late-modern world

There is widespread agreement in mainstream participation studies that social capital and civic engagement in Western democracies are in decline. So how did Barack Obama mobilise tens of millions of volunteers and supporters for his campaign? This was against all scientific odds and statistics. Part...

Online identity theft

The growth of internet and e-commerce has taken identity theft to new levels. This new book defines ID theft, studies how it is perpetrated, outlines what is being done to combat it, and recommends specific ways to address it in a global manner.

At a crossroads: personhood and digital identity in the information society

This paper discusses the relationship between the development of digital identity management and the concept of personhood, and the broader links to trust in the information society. It concludes that more investigation is needed to address gaps in international data protection in light of the...

Digital footprints: online identity management and search in the age of transparency

The vast array of data points that make up "personal information" in the age of online media are nearly impossible to quantify or neatly define. Name, address, and phone number are just the basics in a world where voluntarily posting self-authored content such as text...

e-Infrastructures for identity management and data sharing: perspectives across the public sector

The problems of identity and personal-information management over the Internet remain unsolved, despite much debate and a number of competing initiatives. Could an identity infrastructure become a shared service for use across sectors, operating in a simple and secure manner and protecting the privacy of...

South Korea and the East Asia Summit: collective identity, balance of power or domestic politics?

This paper addresses the question of whether the addition of the three new members represents the evolution of a regional collective identity, a calculated move to maximise advantage in the balance of power, or the will of domestic constituencies within existing member states.

Australian values

The debate about Australian values, culture and citizenship keeps simmering along and shows no sign of going away any time soon. Martin Leet examines the hypocrisy that characterises the debate and argues that it distracts attention from the real issues.
Working paper

Problems of order, identity and justice in world politics: fighting terror and the role of external actors in fostering democracy abroad

September 11 has revived the impetus to advance democracy and foster freedom around the globe. While advancing democracy remains a worthy foreign policy goal, writes Daniel Baldino, it will often take a protracted period to judge whether the use of external power and foreign assistance...

Hours of work and gender identity: does part-time work make the family happier?

Using data from the new Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia Survey, Alison Booth and Jan van Ours find that women in part-time work are more satisfied with working hours than women in full-time work. Partnered women’s life satisfaction is increased if their partners...