Walls have been used for centuries as a form of protection against a variety of threats, real or perceived. They have been built to defend against thefts, invasions and threats to cultural identity.
Today more than 70 walls or barriers stand or are being planned by States to prevent entry to their territory. This is despite the perception that we are living in a time where borders are losing their relevance in the face of the necessities of a globalised world.
In this final presentation of her PhD thesis, Marie-Eve explores the link between law and walls, looking in particular at the wall between the US and Mexico.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals agenda has passionately pushed for more policy integration. For as long as bureaucracy has existed, ministerial silos have been preventing integration across sectors. The problem is so intractable that the prominent scholar Guy Peters characterizes policy coordination as the ‘holy grail of public administration’.
I ask the question of how can we facilitate integration in bureaucratic institutions that are interest-obsessed, idea-focussed, power-hungry, and attention-deficient.
The idea of development has been scrutinised as a ‘Western’ metaphor ordering global difference, and as a banner under which diverse schemes for societal improvement find legitimacy and common purpose. But how is development assimilated into the worldviews of the people on the receiving end?
In Pursuit of Progress explores myths, meanings and practices of ‘development’, ‘progress’ and ‘modernisation’ on the Philippine island of Siquijor. It asks how such meta-narratives are entangled in people’s identities and life trajectories. How do they shape people’s understandings of their histories, their place in the world, and their dreams for the future?
The book contributes to debates in anthropology, sociology, and development studies regarding how discourses of development act on local and global power relations.
To what extent do policies in Australia consider the social determinants of health and health equity?
This presentation will draw on findings from two ARC Discovery projects which have examined the extent to which Australian public policies incorporate consideration of the social determinants of health and health equity (SDH/HE).
In this research, I am looking into a series of restorative justice (RJ) reforms promoted by Chinese government within the last decade. Specifically, as it investigates both the restorative programs that are universally implemented in Chinese criminal justice system (i.e. people’s mediation, public order mediation and criminal reconciliation), and an indigenous mediation (De Gu mediation) particularly practiced by the Yi People in an ethnic region of southwest China.
Can shale gas development in Mexico, a wicked problem, be smart regulated? A qualitative analysis of the regulatory setting, challenges and perspectives.