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South America


Why Latin America should protect, not persecute, information security researchers

This report aims to increase awareness of the hostile environment for security research in four Latin American countries — Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico — and propose solutions to protect this important work.
Journal article

Remaking slums: international examples of upgrading neighbourhoods

The slum, self-constructed houses and neighbourhoods, signifies the dwelling and home for a very representative part of humanity. This text analyses the different typologies and the different possible and ethical strategies for foreseeing, for remaking and for the resettlement of these self-produced neighbourhoods.

Indigenous data sovereignty and policy

This book examines how Indigenous peoples around the world are demanding greater data sovereignty, and challenging the ways in which governments have historically used Indigenous data to develop policies and programs.
Conference paper

Towards a Lean behaviour evaluation system in Latin American construction

This research seeks to identify the main competences of professionals in charge of Lean implementations in Construction Projects from a Latin American point of view, as a basis for the development of key behavioural indicators (KBI).
Conference paper

Chain of wastes: the moderating role of making-do

This study presents an application of the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) for the modelling of a chain of wastes.

Welcome Venezuela: people fleeing massive human rights violations in Venevuela

Venezuela is suffering an unprecedented human rights crisis that is not only affecting millions of people inside the country, but which has also forced one in every ten people in Venezuela to leave their homes in the last four years.
Conference paper

Integration of lean and information technology to enable a customization strategy in affordable housing

Affordable housing developers in Latin America would benefit from moving away from mass housing construction and expanding the variety of choice they offer to their customers in order to create greater customer satisfaction. Admittedly, offering variety poses operational challenges that may increase cost and extend...

Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement

The TPP was an ambitious attempt to create a regional trade agreement for the Asia-Pacific. If it had been successfully completed, it would have linked 12 countries, 819 million people and almost 26 per cent of global trade. The TPP would have included significant trade...

Public policy observatories in the Americas: A guide for their design and implementation in our public administrations

Public policy observatories are an initiative that some public administrations in the US and Europe have implemented to manage knowledge. The use of observatories enables public administrators to have greater information to design, develop, implement, and evaluate their public policies. This publication aims to foster...
Discussion paper

Black and green revisited

In the latest issues paper from AIATSIS Research Publications, David Ritter explores the contemporary intersection of Indigenous and environmental interests, both internationally and in the Australian context. As CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Ritter is uniquely placed to examine Greenpeace’s successful alliances with indigenous peoples...

Australia and Latin America: challenges and opportunities in the new millennium

This collection of essays provides the first substantial introduction to Australia’s evolving engagement with Latin America. Abstract This is a good time to reflect on opportunities and challenges for Australia in Latin America. Impressive economic growth and opportunities for trade and investment have made Latin...
Journal article

Researching illegal logging and deforestation

Tropical deforestation such as in the Amazon can be studied well from a green criminological perspective, argues this paper, giving an account of various ethnographic visits to the rainforests of the Amazon in the period 2003-2014. Abstract

Connecting people for development: why public access ICTs matter

Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to contribute to development agendas has come into question in recent times. The Global Impact Study was...
Literature review

Cultural responsiveness and school education with particular focus on Australia’s First Peoples

The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on culturally responsive schooling regarding Aboriginal and other nations' First Peoples.

Fuelling the dragon: natural resources and China's development

In May 2012, ASPI and the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation co-hosted a major international dialogue on natural resource demand and China’s economy. Held in Zambia, the event brought together experts and policymakers from Africa, Australia, Latin America and elsewhere. Australia's growing interest in Africa is being...

State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

This document contains information on the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, including the Great Barrier Reef, for discussion by the World Heritage Committee at their meeting in June-July 2012. The World Heritage Committee is requested to review the reports...

Dangerous work: violence against Mexico's journalists and lessons from Colombia

This paper examines the threats faced by journalists and social media users who report on drug violence in Mexico, and proposes steps to reduce these risks. The job of Mexican journalists covering drug trafficking and organized crime along the Mexico-U.S. border has been called the...

How does fair trade, as practised by Trade Aid and MINKA, contribute to the aspirations of Quechua producers in Peru?

As part of a Master of Indigenous Studies from the University of Otago, Trade Aid staff member, Michelia Ward, conducted research throughout 2011 and 2012 on whether fair trade is able to contribute to the aspirations of indigenous producers. The research focused on fair trade...

Shared goals, converging interests: a plan for US-Australia-India cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

In this major new report launched on 4 November, scholars from the Lowy Institute, the Heritage Foundation and the Observer Research Foundation identify common challenges and opportunities facing Australia, India and the United States in the Indo-Pacific region. The report notes that Australia-India security relations...

Global education digest 2011: Comparing education statistics across the world

Governments are struggling to meet the rising demand for secondary education, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where there are enough school places for just 36% of children of age to enrol. Girls face the greatest barriers as the gender gap widens across the region, according to...

Media piracy in emerging economies

The first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia.

Global economic crisis

This UK report pulls together the key findings from a series of recent research reports which explore the potential impacts of the current economic crisis on developing countries. Much of the developing world is now beginning to suffer the impacts of the global economic crisis...

De facto and de jure property rights: land settlement and land conflict on the Australian, Brazilian and U.S. Frontiers

This paper presents a general model of the interaction between settlement and the emergence of de facto property rights on frontiers prior to governments establishing and enforcing de jure property rights. Settlers have an incentive to establish de facto property rights to avoid the dissipation...
Discussion paper

The accountability of private schools to public values

Deb Wilkinson, Richard Denniss and Andrew MacIntosh highlight the need to tighten the current accountability arrangements that cover private schools in Australia to ensure that private schools teach public values. They highlight a range of exemptions that private schools curently have from anti-discrimination legislation allowing...

Report of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Aboriginal Tribes (British settlements)

In 1837 a British Parliamentary Select Committee published a report on the situation of Aboriginal peoples across its colonies around the world including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Pacific Island Countries, South America and Africa. A second version of this report was subsequently produced in the...