Ideology

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Working paper

The role of higher education in generating ‘public’ and ‘common’ goods: a comparison of Sinic and Anglo-American political cultures

This paper compares Sinic and Anglo-American approaches to the role of higher education in generating public and common goods. It parallels the two higher education systems in the light of their political and educational cultures and their approaches to collectivism and individualism.
Commentary

Fractured Liberals need a new brand – ‘broad church’ is no longer working

Modern-day Australia imposes certain realities on political parties. The most important one is that the important public policy issues of the day go beyond old-fashioned left/right characterisations.
Briefing paper

The states of the union: US federalism and the Trump policy agenda

Partisanship has become the dominant driver of social and political conflict in the United States. This paper argues that Australia should focus on potential partnerships and common areas of concern with US states, rather than simply relying on diplomatic engagement with the White House.
Commentary

Market v government? In fact, hybrid policy is the best fit for the 21st century

From the 20th Century process of policy trial and error, the nations that married the strengths of markets and government came out ahead.
Policy report

Weibo diplomacy and censorship in China

This report provides an in-depth look at the increasingly sophisticated censorship methods being used on foreign embassies on Weibo and provides a series of recommendations for foreign governments, including Australia, to address these policy challenges.
Journal article

Law, politics and ideology: the regulatory response to trade union corruption in Australia

This article seeks to analyse and assess regulatory responses to trade union corruption. It attempts to establish the extent of the problem which these new laws are intended to address, and to determine whether they are therefore necessary or, as many critics of the Royal...
Journal article

From expectational to aspirational citizenship?: The changing attitudes of the working and middle classes in Aotearoa / New Zealand 1990-2014

The neoliberal agenda has been in place in Aotearoa / New Zealand, under governments of different political persuasion, since the mid-1980s. An important aspect of this agenda has been to construct an environment in which individuals are expected to take more responsibility for their own...
Journal article

The Slovakian “Inspirasi” for Indonesian nuclear power: the “success” of a permanently failing organization

The most curious and telling episode in more than four decades of Indonesia’s nuclear power planning was the nuclear establishment’s promotion of the tiny European country of Slovakia as an “inspiration” and national industrial partner for a proposed Bangka Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).
Video

Do we become more politically conservative as we get older?

Overview 'What does it mean to be conservative? Is it voting Liberal, is it thinking John Howard did a good job, or is it the day you stop changing your hairstyle and it just stays the way it is?' As we age, do we seek...
Commentary

Coalition’s appointments are part of a bigger pattern in policy advice

Since coming to office, the Abbott government has initiated a wide range of reviews into policy areas such as the national school curriculum and the Renewable Energy Target. Some commentators have argued that these appointments demonstrate a distinctive ideological bias that distinguishes the Abbott government...