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              Pacific Youth: Local and Global Futures
               

              Pacific Youth: Local and Global Futures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Lee, Ms Helen

              Pacific populations are becoming younger and this 'youth bulge' is often perceived as a dangerous precursor to civil unrest. Yet young people are also a valuable resource holding exciting potential for the future of island nations. Addressing these conflicting views of youth, thi...s volume presents ethnographic case studies of young people from across the Pacific and the diaspora. Moving beyond the typical focus on 'youth problems' in reports by Pacific governments and development agencies, the authors examine the highly diverse lives and perspectives of young people in urban and rural locations. They celebrate the contributions of youth to their communities while examining the challenges they face. The case studies explore the impacts of profound local and global changes and cover a wide sweep of youth experiences across themes of education, employment and economic inequalities, political and civil engagement, and migration and the diaspora. Contributors to this volume bring many decades of experience of research with Pacific people as well as fresh perspectives from early career and graduate researchers. Most are anthropologists and their chapters contribute to the interdisciplinary fields of youth studies and Pacific studies, offering thought-provoking insights into the possibilities for Pacific youth as they face uncertain futures.
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              ISBN 9781760463212
              Published AU 2 Dec 2019
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              Civil Society and Transitional Justice in Asia and the Pacific
                

              Civil Society and Transitional Justice in Asia and the Pacific (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Kent, Lia; Wallis, Joanne; Cronin, Claire

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              Over the last two decades, civil society has helped catalyse responses to the legacies of violent conflicts and oppressive political regimes in Asia and the Pacific. Civil society has advocated for the establishment of criminal trials and truth commissions, monitored their operat...ions and pushed for take-up of their recommendations. It has also initiated community-based transitional justice responses. Yet, there has been little in-depth examination of the breadth and diversity of these roles. This book addresses this gap by analysing the heterogeneity of civil society transitional justice activity in Asia and the Pacific Based upon empirically grounded case studies of Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Fiji, this book illustrates that civil society actors can have different - and sometimes competing - priorities, resources and approaches to transitional justice. Their work is also underpinned by diverse understandings of 'justice'. By reflecting on the richness of this activity, this book advances contemporary debates about transitional justice and civil society. It will also be a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners working on Asia and the Pacific.
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              ISBN 9781760463281
              Published AU 2 Jan 2020
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              Framing the Islands: Power and Diplomatic Agency in Pacific Regionalism
               

              Framing the Islands: Power and Diplomatic Agency in Pacific Regionalism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fry, Greg

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              Since its origins in late eighteenth-century European thought, the idea of placing a regional frame around the Pacific islands has never been just an exercise in geographical mapping. This framing has always been a political exercise. Contending regional projects and visions have... been part of a political struggle concerning how Pacific islanders should live their lives. Framing the Islands tells the story of this political struggle and its impact on the regional governance of key issues for the Pacific such as regional development, resource management, security, cultural identity, political agency, climate change and nuclear involvement. It tells this story in the context of a changing world order since the colonial period and of changing politics within the post-colonial states of the Pacific. Framing the Islands argues that Pacific regionalism has been politically significant for Pacific island states and societies. It demonstrates the power associated with the regional arena as a valued site for the negotiation of global ideas and processes around development, security and climate change. It also demonstrates the political significance associated with the role of Pacific regionalism as a diplomatic bloc in global affairs, and as a producer of powerful policy norms attached to funded programs. This study also challenges the expectation that Pacific regionalism largely serves hegemonic powers and that small islands states have little diplomatic agency in these contests. Pacific islanders have successfully promoted their own powerful normative framings of Oceania in the face of the attempted hegemonic impositions from outside the region; seen, for example, in the strong commitment to the 'Blue Pacific continent' framing as a guiding ideology for the policy work of the Pacific Islands Forum in the face of pressures to become part of Washington's Indo-Pacific strategy.
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              ISBN 9781760463144
              Published AU 2 Dec 2019
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              Labour Lines and Colonial Power: Indigenous and Pacific Islander Labour Mobility in Australia
                

              Labour Lines and Colonial Power: Indigenous and Pacific Islander Labour Mobility in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Stead, Victoria; Eltman, Jon

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              Today, increases of so-called `low-skilled' and temporary labour migrations of Pacific Islanders to Australia occur alongside calls for Indigenous people to `orbit' from remote communities in search of employment opportunities. These trends reflect the persistent neoliberalism wi...thin contemporary Australia, as well as the effects of structural dynamics within the global agriculture and resource extractive industries. They also unfold within the context of long and troubled histories of Australian colonialism, and of complexes of race, labour and mobility that reverberate through that history and into the present. The contemporary labour of Pacific Islanders in the horticultural industry has sinister historical echoes in the `blackbirding' of South Sea Islanders to work on sugar plantations in New South Wales and Queensland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as in wider patterns of labour, trade and colonisation across the Pacific region. The antecedents of contemporary Indigenous labour mobility, meanwhile, include forms of unwaged and highly exploitative labouring on government settlements, missions, pastoral stations and in the pearling industry. For both Pacific Islanders and Indigenous people, though, labour mobilities past and present also include agentive and purposeful migrations, reflective of rich cultures and histories of mobility, as well as of forces that compel both movement and immobility. Drawing together historians, anthropologists, sociologists and geographers, this book critically explores experiences of labour mobility by Indigenous peoples and Pacific Islanders, including Maori, within Australia. Locating these new expressions of labour mobility within historical patterns of movement, contributors interrogate the contours and continuities of Australian coloniality in its diverse and interconnected expressions.
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              ISBN 9781760463069
              Published AU 6 Oct 2019
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              Negotiating the Sacred: Blasphemy and Sacrilege in a Multicultural Society
                

              Negotiating the Sacred: Blasphemy and Sacrilege in a Multicultural Society (Paperback)

              Edited by Coleman, E.; White, K.

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              The cross disciplinary of the role of the sacred, blasphemy and sacrilege in a multicultural society brings together philosophers theologians, lawyers, historians, and others.

              ISBN 9781920942472
              Published AU 15 Nov 2010
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              Nature, Nurture and Chance: The Lives of Frank and Charles Fenner
                

              Nature, Nurture and Chance: The Lives of Frank and Charles Fenner (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fenner, Charles

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              Binding their lives in nature, nurture and chance, Frank Fenner has brought us into close acquaintance with two generations of men, bonded yet different, each making a distinctive contribution - one widely international, the other State-oriented - to the knowledge and education o...f this country.
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              ISBN 9781920942625
              Published AU 1 Jul 2006
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              State, Communities and Forests in Contemporary Borneo
                

              State, Communities and Forests in Contemporary Borneo (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              Edited by Cooke, F.

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              This book, the first in the series of Asia-Pacific Environment Monographs, looks at the political complexities of forest management across the whole island of Borneo, tackling issues of tenure, land use change and resource competition, disputes within and between communities.

              ISBN 9781920942519
              Published AU 25 Oct 2006
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              Australian Department Heads Under Howard: Career Paths and Practice - Collected Articles from The Canberra Times
                

              Australian Department Heads Under Howard: Career Paths and Practice - Collected Articles from The Canberra Times (Paperback)

              By Malone, Paul

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              The articles in this collection were first published in the Canberra Times between 14 November 2005 and 22 April 2006. In some cases several articles have been combined, minor edits and corrections have been made but not updated to take account of events since they were first pub...lished.
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              ISBN 9781920942823
              Published AU 17 Nov 2006
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              Informative Psychometric Filters
                

              Informative Psychometric Filters (Paperback)

              By Gregson, Robert

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              In this series of case studies, comparisons are drawn using various sorts of psychological and psychophysical data that characteristically are particularly nonlinear, non-stationary, far from equilibrium and even chaotic.

              ISBN 9781920942656
              Published AU 13 Dec 2006
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              Public Sector Employment in the Twenty-first Century
                

              Public Sector Employment in the Twenty-first Century (Paperback)

              Edited by Pittard, Marilyn; Weeks, Phillipa

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              Addresses the transformations which have occurred in employment arrangements and practices in the Australian public sector over the past decade and the changes in responsibilities and accountablility through employment contracts, whistleblower legislation and partnerships between... government and the private sector.
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              ISBN 9781920942601
              Published AU 1 Nov 2007
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