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Australia

Jan‐Erik Lane, David McKay, and Kenneth Newton

in Political Data Handbook: OECD Countries

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198280538
eISBN:
9780191601934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828053X.003.0033
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This section provides information on the most significant features of government and politics in Australia. These include data on state structure and offices, parties, government constitutions, ... More


An Enthusiasm for Orchids: Sex and Deception in Plant Evolution

John Alcock

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182743
eISBN:
9780199790005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182743.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book reviews a variety of evolutionary themes and uses the small terrestrial orchids of Australia to introduce and illustrate these themes. Among the topics explored are the competing ideas of ... More


Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women

James Ptacek (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195335484
eISBN:
9780199864331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335484.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Despite significant accomplishments over the past 35 years, antiviolence activists know that justice for most abused women remains elusive. Most victims of violence against women do not call the ... More


Minority Rights in the Pacific Region: A Comparative Legal Analysis

Joshua Castellino and David Keane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574827
eISBN:
9780191594441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574827.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The book examines the extent to which States in the Pacific region have put in place legislative and administrative measures designed to promote and protect the rights of minorities and indigenous ... More


Global Environmental Politics

Jeffrey S. Lantis

in The Life and Death of International Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535019
eISBN:
9780191715952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535019.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the history of global environmental policies as foundation for a focused examination of ratification struggles over the Kyoto Protocol to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Five ... More


The Comprehensive Nuclear‐Test‐Ban Treaty

Jeffrey S. Lantis

in The Life and Death of International Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535019
eISBN:
9780191715952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535019.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Struggles over ratification of the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) illustrate the politicization of international agreements, even in an area of so-called high politics where many ... More


Conservative Protestant Politics

Steve Bruce

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293927
eISBN:
9780191685019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293927.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the place and nature of religion in industrial societies through a comparative analysis of conservative Protestant politics in a variety of ‘first world’ societies. Rejecting the ... More


Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings

Andrew L-T Choo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199280834
eISBN:
9780191712876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280834.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The criminal courts have a power to stop a prosecution from proceeding altogether where it would be inappropriate for it to continue. This power to stay proceedings which constitute an abuse of the ... More


Modern Challenges to the Welfare State and the Antecedents of the Third Way

Rebecca Surender

in Welfare State Change: Towards a Third Way?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199266722
eISBN:
9780191601941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266727.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

There has been considerable rethinking on the part of governments when it comes to social policy, in particular, about the relationships between the labour market, the family, and the state, and ... More


Storytracking: Texts, Stories, and Histories in Central Australia

Sam D. Gill

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115871
eISBN:
9780199853427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115871.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This work takes a narrative technique (known as “storytracking”) practiced by Australian aboriginal people and applies it to the academic study of their culture. The book's purpose is to get as close ... More


Anglicanism and the British Empire, c.1700-1850

Rowan Strong

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199218042
eISBN:
9780191711527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218042.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book demonstrates that British imperialism was integrally connected to British religion. Using published sources, the book identifies the construction, development, and ingredients of a public ... More


Taiwan (Republic of China)

Marianne Rinza

in Elections in Asia and the Pacific : A Data Handbook: Volume II: South East Asia, East Asia, and the South Pacific

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249596
eISBN:
9780191600012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249598.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Includes all relevant information on national elections and referendums held in Australia since federation in 1901. Part I gives a comprehensive overview of Australia's political history, outlines ... More


Australia: Ecological Sustainable Development in the National Interest

Elim Papadakis

in Implementing Sustainable Development: Strategies and Initiatives in High Consumption Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242016
eISBN:
9780191599736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242011.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Analyses efforts of the Australian government to come to terms with sustainable development. It examines Australia's National Strategy for ecologically sustainable development and considers its ... More


Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society

Robert D. Putnam (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195150896
eISBN:
9780199834938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150899.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book examines the changes in social capital in eight advanced democracies: Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. It considers both qualitative ... More


Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Paul Webb, David Farrell, and Ian Holliday (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240562
eISBN:
9780191600296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240566.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book is one in a series (Comparative Politics) for students and teachers of political science that deals with contemporary issues in comparative government and politics. It examines political ... More


Internationalization and Two Liberal Welfare States Australia and New Zealand

Herman Schwartz

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume II: Diverse Responses to Common Challenges in Twelve Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240920
eISBN:
9780191600180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240922.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

While the formal welfare states of Australia and New Zealand resembled the British model in the post‐war period, economic policies and industrial‐relations systems differed. As highly competitive ... More


Family Law Policy

Amy G. Mazur

in Theorizing Feminist Policy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246724
eISBN:
9780191599859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246726.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the first section, the analysis defines the general feminist aims and parameters of the sub‐area of Family Law Policy. It then discusses the range and timing of policies found in the 13 countries ... More


Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

Ian W. McLean

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154671
eISBN:
9781400845439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154671.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is the first comprehensive account of how Australia attained the world's highest living standards within a few decades of European settlement, and how the nation has sustained an enviable ... More


Informed Authority?: The Limited Use of Research Evaluation Systems for Managerial Control in Universities

Jochen Gläser, Stefan Lange, Grit Laudel, and Uwe Schimank

in Reconfiguring Knowledge Production: Changing Authority Relationships in the Sciences and their Consequences for Intellectual Innovation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590193
eISBN:
9780191723445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590193.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter suggests how the different evaluation techniques used in research evaluation systems (RES) affect their informational yield for the exercise of authority by university management. It ... More


The Limits of Universality: How Field‐Specific Epistemic Conditions Affect Authority Relations and their Consequences

Jochen Gläser, Stefan Lange, Grit Laudel, and Uwe Schimank

in Reconfiguring Knowledge Production: Changing Authority Relationships in the Sciences and their Consequences for Intellectual Innovation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590193
eISBN:
9780191723445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590193.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter examines the ways in which differences between scientific fields affect the impact of changing authority relations on research goals and approaches. Comparing proximate and remote ... More


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