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Social Sciences Week

Join us every September for the annual celebration of the social sciences.

Discussion Papers

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Upcoming & Recent Events

Each year The Academy hosts and supports a wide range of social science or policy-focused events

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2021

50th Anniversary Symposium: The Social Future of Australia

The Social Future of Australia: 50th Anniversary Symposium The Academy’s 50th Anniversary Symposium will explore the social future of Australia. With over 50 speakers, six presentation sessions, and three roundtable sessions, the Symposium will provide contemporary and provocative commentary on issues important to society as well as to each of our disciplines. Questions and comments […]

202124Nov

2021

2021 New Fellows’ Presentations

Each year, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia elects the most distinguished social scientists in Australia as Fellows. These New Fellows will join the ranks of over 700 of Australia’s leading researchers and professionals across the social science disciplines. This event will provide an opportunity to welcome the 2021 New Fellows and to […]

Making SPACE for Young Australians

Space continues to be a new frontier for humankind, presenting significant opportunities for Social Scientists to apply their expertise. From sensemaking, to indigenous astronomy, sustainability, industry, diplomacy and defence, this series of webinars examines the role for social scientists in space. This is a timely series, given Australia’s ambitions to contribute to American efforts to return to the Moon in 2024, and as many space faring nations look beyond, to Mars.

Space and Australia’s Future: Facing Fundamentals

Space continues to be a new frontier for humankind, presenting significant opportunities for Social Scientists to apply their expertise. From sensemaking, to indigenous astronomy, sustainability, industry, diplomacy and defence, this series of webinars examines the role for social scientists in space. This is a timely series, given Australia’s ambitions to contribute to American efforts to return to the Moon in 2024, and as many space faring nations look beyond, to Mars.

Space Diplomacy, Law and Regulation

Space continues to be a new frontier for humankind, presenting significant opportunities for Social Scientists to apply their expertise. From sensemaking, to indigenous astronomy, sustainability, industry, diplomacy and defence, this series of webinars examines the role for social scientists in space. This is a timely series, given Australia’s ambitions to contribute to American efforts to return to the Moon in 2024, and as many space faring nations look beyond, to Mars.

Defending Space

Space continues to be a new frontier for humankind, presenting significant opportunities for Social Scientists to apply their expertise. From sensemaking, to indigenous astronomy, sustainability, industry, diplomacy and defence, this series of webinars examines the role for social scientists in space. This is a timely series, given Australia’s ambitions to contribute to American efforts to return to the Moon in 2024, and as many space faring nations look beyond, to Mars.

Australians in Space: Living Systems and the Future

Space continues to be a new frontier for humankind, presenting significant opportunities for Social Scientists to apply their expertise. From sensemaking, to indigenous astronomy, sustainability, industry, diplomacy and defence, this series of webinars examines the role for social scientists in space. This is a timely series, given Australia’s ambitions to contribute to American efforts to return to the Moon in 2024, and as many space faring nations look beyond, to Mars.

Finding the Profitable Niche: Futures Awaiting Space Industry

Space continues to be a new frontier for humankind, presenting significant opportunities for Social Scientists to apply their expertise. From sensemaking, to indigenous astronomy, sustainability, industry, diplomacy and defence, this series of webinars examines the role for social scientists in space. This is a timely series, given Australia’s ambitions to contribute to American efforts to return to the Moon in 2024, and as many space faring nations look beyond, to Mars.

Latest Publications

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Featured Books & Articles

Making Sense of AI: Our Algorithmic World

Industrial robots, self-driving cars, customer-service chatbots and Google’s algorithmic predictions have brought the topic of artificial intelligence into public debate. Why is AI the source of such intense controversy and what are its economic, political, social and cultural consequences? Tracing the changing fortunes of artificial intelligence, Elliott develops a systematic account of how automated intelligent […]

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The Political Economy of Automotive Industrialization in East Asia

East Asia is a powerhouse of automobile production. Yet, across the region, national automobile industries have had strikingly different patterns of development. Despite starting from equally low levels of performance and initially similar strategies, countries have experienced vastly different results. From Thailand’s success as an assembly hub for foreign automakers and China’s unexpected achievements in […]

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Featured Books & Articles

Resource and Environmental Economics: Modern Issues and Applications (2nd Edition)

This important book deals with the essential principles of resource and environmental economics, provides applications to contemporary issues in this field, and outlines and assesses policies being used or proposed for managing the use of environmental and natural resources. Covering specific contemporary topics such as agriculture and the environment, water use, greenhouse gas management, biodiversity […]

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Psychiatric Ethics: Fifth Edition

Drawing on the positive reception of Psychiatric Ethics since its first publication in 1981, this highly anticipated 5th edition offers psychiatrists and other mental health professionals a coherent guide to dealing with the diverse ethical issues that challenge them.

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Muslim Minorities and Social Cohesion

This book examines various attempts in the ‘West’ to manage cultural, linguistic, and religious diversity – focusing on Muslim minorities in predominantly non-Muslim societies.

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The Routledge Social Science Handbook of AI

A unique integration of social science on the one hand and new technologies of artificial intelligence on the other, this Handbook offers readers new ways of understanding the rise of AI and its associated global transformations.

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Pandemics, Public Health Emergencies and Government Powers: Perspectives on Australian Law

Explores the multi-layered and multi-faceted ways in which Australia’s laws, regulations and law-makers have engaged with the COVID-19 pandemic

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God Save the Queen: The strange persistence of monarchies

God Save the Queen is the first book to look at constitutional monarchies globally, and is particularly relevant given the pro-democracy movement in Thailand and recent scandals around the British and Spanish royal families.

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