The ANU Cybercrime Observatory’s mission is to monitor & identify trends from data collected from the Internet, or through government and industry partners.
Collaboration on health and International Investment Agreements
International Investment Agreements (IIAs) form parts of broader economic policy efforts by governments to attract foreign investment. However, industry actors have used them to dispute health policy measures in critical areas, including tobacco control and access to medicines. Governments find themselves caught between the interests of investors (companies), and the health of their citizens.
NMHRC Ideas Grant: Behind the scenes of socioeconomic advantage and health inequities
The aim of this project is to build knowledge regarding how public policies contribute to the distribution of socioeconomic advantage and the implications for health equity. We are identifying mechanisms through which public policies may shape the distribution of material and non-materials resources (e.g., rules of access and accumulation) and a relevant and impactful set of indicators that can be used to measure the distribution of those material and non-material resources within countries. We will conduct qualitative analysis (e.g.
An analysis of the food environment in Canada: INFORMAS Canada
This work will employ the INFORMAS monitoring framework. The framework includes 12 modules that represent aspects of the food environment. Each module consists of an established set of standardized methods for data collection and analysis that can be used to characterize a particular policy domain. When implemented comprehensively, the INFORMAS framework is an accountability framework to ensure that major stakeholders (namely, governments and the food industry) have the policies and supports in place to create actual, sustained change in the food environment.
Alternate economic futures for remote Indigenous Australia
This research focuses on the theorisation of economic hybridity as an alternative to incorporation in market capitalism especially in remote Australia but also elsewhere where indigenous minorities are seeking to develop viable alternatives to late capitalism while living on their ancestral lands.
Six faces of globalization: who wins, who loses, and why it matters
Six Faces of Globalization is a very smart book, and not just for people interested in globalization. The authors manage to help readers understand the many faces of globalization by identifying multiple narratives that fuel different political movements and perspectives of the punditocracy. Ultimately, however, this is a book not just about globalization, but also about the power and importance of narrative: how it is constructed and how it can contribute to a far more nuanced and complex understanding of the forces of change. Highly recommended.’—Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America