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South Asia


The practice of dowry and the incidence of dowry abuse in Australia

This Inquiry report makes 12 recommendations to government to address dowry abuse in Australia.

Cascades of violence

War and crime are cascade phenomena. War cascades across space and time to more war; crime to more crime; crime cascades to war; and war to crime. As a result, war and crime become complex phenomena. This book shows, for example, how a cascade analysis...

China in South Asia: the case of the United States

China needs to increase its presence in South Asia for strategic and economic reasons. However, it needs to contend with an established American presence in some regional countries and a growing presence in others.

Women and the web: bridging the internet gap and creating new global opportunities in low and middle-income countries

Executive summary From activists in Egypt to coffee farmers in Colombia, the Internet has transformed the lives of billions of people. It functions as a gateway to ideas, resources, and opportunities that never could have been realized before, let alone fathomed. All around the world...

Trafficking in persons monitoring report: January 2009–June 2011

Since 2008, the Australian Government has increased the tempo on investigating and understanding these crimes, and the Australian Institute of Criminology’s research and monitoring program is part of this effort. The Government has introduced new legislation to crack down on trafficking slavery and servile marriages.
Conference paper

Re-orienting the postcolonial: responding to the South, working in the North

Taking bearings from critical currents of thought in south Asia and black Africa and beyond, this paper discusses some of the differences in how postcolonialism is read from place to place in the light of local politics and culture. The paper makes a case for...