Briefing paper

A day at Waitangi, and at the beach

Every year around Waitangi Day there is debate about what the day is, and whether it should continue as it is. So what is Waitangi Day? Is it a day of protest? A day of commemoration? A day of celebration? A day at the beach?
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

Te Pūtake o Te Riri

This briefing paper considers the legacies of the New Zealand Wars and how they feature in the national consciousness.
Journal article

Subnationalism and social development: A comparative analysis of Indian states

Why do people in some places experience far higher levels of social development than others? In a world in which millions of people, particularly in developing countries, continue to lead lives plagued by illiteracy and ill-health, understanding the conditions under which social development does or...
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.
Journal article

Aussie kids, global citizens: cultural nationalism and cosmopolitanism in service providers' and parents' accounts

Abstract: Based on interviews with Australian parents and service providers and examination of parenting resources, this study examined the respective influence of cultural nationalism and cosmopolitanism on parenting in the early years. This analysis found, contrary to research on children's social identities, that ideas of...

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.

A quick guide to military anniversaries in 2017

Introduction In February 2017, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs announced a list of significant anniversary dates which will be the focus of commemoration during 2017. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website provides, where known, further information about the location and nature of the commemorative...

Australian political perceptions of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin

Abstract On Easter Day 1916, the radical Irish Republican Brotherhood launched a rebellion against British rule with support from the Irish Volunteers. In the hope of inspiring a mass movement across they country, the rebels occupied a number of key buildings across Dublin including the...

Governance and political challenges in Indonesia

Summary After Indonesia experienced a surge in economic growth between 2010 and 2014, its Gross Domestic Product growth rate has slowed, sinking from 6.2 per cent in 2010 to 4.8 per cent in 2015. While the Indonesian Government can do little to combat external financial...