Who are public intellectuals? Why do they matter? What is the difference between an academic and an intellectual? Prehistory to politics explores these issues by examining the life and work of John Mulvaney, one of Australia’s foremost prehistorians, who has not only changed our understanding of the past but who has made a major contribution to public debate and public policy concerned with world heritage, archaeological and conservation practice, the function and operation of museums and the relevance of the humanities. This is both a history of ideas and a book about their implementation.
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 […]