Litigation, past and present examines the historical and contemporary dimensions of litigation, taking a cross-disciplinary and comparative perspective. It examines actual patterns of litigation, both historical and contemporary, and looks at the many ways in which courts provide strategies for social change and social justice. The contributors are historians, legal academics, and practicing lawyers from Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. The broad subjects of the contributions are litigation in early modern England, colonial and comparative dimensions of litigation, litigation in contemporary Australia, and litigation and indigenous peoples.
On many criteria, Australia has been a pioneering democracy. As one of the oldest continuing democracies, however, a health check has long been overdue. Since 2002 the Democratic Audit of Australia, a major democracy assessment project, has been applying an internationally tested set of indicators to Australian political institutions and practices. The indicators derive from […]
A fascinating insight into what Australians think about contemporary political and social issues using data collected from the inaugural Australian Survey of Social Attitudes on the expressed opinions of some 4300 Australian adults. An excellent resource for students, teachers, researchers and policy makers, and for anyone interested in understanding the social dynamics of contemporary Australia.
As China becomes more and more market-oriented, the spatial development dilemmas it encounters are more and more like those one finds in capitalist nations. This book, an updated edition of China’s spatial economy (OUP 1990), both illustrates and examines the growing differences between and within the increasingly diverse regions of China. The contributors to this […]