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Submission To The Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry Into Violence, Abuse And Neglect Against People With Disability In Institutional And Residential Settings, Including The Gender And Age Related Dimensions, And The Particular Situation Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander People With Disability, And Culturally And Linguistically Diverse People With Disability (26 June), Linda Roslyn Steele Jan 2015

Submission To The Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry Into Violence, Abuse And Neglect Against People With Disability In Institutional And Residential Settings, Including The Gender And Age Related Dimensions, And The Particular Situation Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander People With Disability, And Culturally And Linguistically Diverse People With Disability (26 June), Linda Roslyn Steele

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This submission is made to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s (‘Senate Committee’) inquiry into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings, including the gender and age related dimensions, and the particular situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability (‘the Senate Inquiry’).


'Identity' And Governance In Synthetic Biology: Norms And Counter Norms In The 'International Genetically Engineered Machine' (Igem) Competition, David W. Mercer Jan 2015

'Identity' And Governance In Synthetic Biology: Norms And Counter Norms In The 'International Genetically Engineered Machine' (Igem) Competition, David W. Mercer

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

A number of commentaries preoccupied with the legal, social and ethical implications of synthetic biology have emphasised that an important element shaping options for its future governance will be the normative ethos that is adopted by the emerging field. One venue that has regularly been identified as central to the development of this normative ethos is the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition, an annual synthetic biology competition, which attracts thousands of students from across the world. The ideal values promoted by iGEM of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, sharing of results, and overt commitment to the consideration of social and ethical implications ...


A World Of Things, Jo Law, Redmond Bridgeman Jan 2015

A World Of Things, Jo Law, Redmond Bridgeman

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

A World of Things is an experimental image-based collaborative installation composed of three image collections. Each collection approaches a set of objects via the photographic image. This wunderkammer makes references to natural history and scientific research, maquette theatre, and pre-cinema optical devices. The cyanotype series and photographic prints form ecologies between objects and draw attention to palpability of photochemical processes, things, and their ghostly image. While a set of ten miniature dioramas invite viewers to examine ‘a world of things’ on a number of spatial scales. The collections immerse viewers into the different physical, astronomical, and biological phenomenon, suggested by ...


Liveable Cities: Who Decides What That Means And How We Achieve It?, Merridee L. Bailey, Amy Milka, Craig Lyons, David Lemmings, Gordon Raeburn, Katie Barclay, Roger Patulny, Thomas Bristow Jan 2015

Liveable Cities: Who Decides What That Means And How We Achieve It?, Merridee L. Bailey, Amy Milka, Craig Lyons, David Lemmings, Gordon Raeburn, Katie Barclay, Roger Patulny, Thomas Bristow

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Foundation essay: The Conversation has appointed a cities and policy editor to lead our coverage of the myriad issues affecting the urban centres where nine out of ten Australians live. This article sets the scene for exploring the many challenges facing cities today, as well as presenting solutions to the problems and highlighting the opportunities of life in the modern city.


Work With Men To End Violence Against Women: A Critical Stocktake, Michael Flood Jan 2015

Work With Men To End Violence Against Women: A Critical Stocktake, Michael Flood

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This paper provides a critical assessment of efforts to involve men in the prevention of men's violence against women. Although there is a substantial evidence base attesting to the effectiveness of at least some strategies and interventions, this field is also limited in important ways. Violence prevention efforts often have focused on changing men's attitudes, rather than also seeking to transform structural and institutional inequalities. While feminist and queer scholarship has explored diversities and pluralities in the organisation of sexuality, much violence prevention work often assumes a homogenously heterosexual male constituency. Too often this work is conceptually simplistic ...


'Radical Academia: Beyond The Audit Culture Treadmill' By Rowan Cahill And Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill, Terence H. Irving Jan 2015

'Radical Academia: Beyond The Audit Culture Treadmill' By Rowan Cahill And Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill, Terence H. Irving

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

“Marxist scholarship, already on the defensive for political reasons inside university economics faculties, often retreated into scholastic debates over texts or into abstruse mathematical calculations as remote from the real world as those of their mainstream colleagues.” So wrote Chris Harman in Zombie Capitalism: Global Crisis and the Relevance of Marx (Bookmarks Publications, 2009). It was not just in economics that the radicals retreated; it happened in all the social sciences and humanities. And not just because of political timidity; they had been outflanked. Knowledge production had changed in ways that disadvantaged radicals.


The Challenge Of Managing Earth's New Economic Frontier: Our Oceans, Alistair Mcilgorm Jan 2015

The Challenge Of Managing Earth's New Economic Frontier: Our Oceans, Alistair Mcilgorm

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Amid growing demand for seafood, gas and other resources drawn from the world’s oceans, and growing stresses from climate change, we examine some of the challenges and solutions for developing “the blue economy” in smarter, more sustainable ways.


Future Coastal Population Growth And Exposure To Sea-Level Rise And Coastal Flooding – A Global Assessment, Barbara Neumann, Athanasios T. Vafeidis, Juliane Zimmermann, Robert J. Nicholls Jan 2015

Future Coastal Population Growth And Exposure To Sea-Level Rise And Coastal Flooding – A Global Assessment, Barbara Neumann, Athanasios T. Vafeidis, Juliane Zimmermann, Robert J. Nicholls

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Coastal zones are exposed to a range of coastal hazards including sea-level rise with its related effects. At the same time, they are more densely populated than the hinterland and exhibit higher rates of population growth and urbanisation. As this trend is expected to continue into the future, we investigate how coastal populations will be affected by such impacts at global and regional scales by the years 2030 and 2060. Starting frombaseline population estimates for the year 2000, we assess future population change in the low-elevation coastal zone and trends in exposure to 100-year coastal floods based on four different ...


Doing Deference”: Identities And Relational Practices In Chinese Online Discussion Boards, Michael Haugh, Wei-Lin Melody Chang, Dániel Z. Kadar Jan 2015

Doing Deference”: Identities And Relational Practices In Chinese Online Discussion Boards, Michael Haugh, Wei-Lin Melody Chang, Dániel Z. Kadar

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In this paper we examine a key relational practice found in interactions in online discussion boards in Mainland China and Taiwan: ‘doing deference’. In drawing attention to a relational practice that has received attention in quite different research traditions, namely, linguistic pragmatics and conversation analysis (CA), we mean to highlight the possible advantages of an approach to analysis that draws from both in analysing relational work in CMC. We claim in the course of our analysis that the participants are orienting not only to relationships but also to identities through this practice. In this way, we suggest that online discussion ...


Book Review: Constructing An Avant Garde: Art In Brazil, 1949-1979 By S. Martins, Michael Leggett Jan 2015

Book Review: Constructing An Avant Garde: Art In Brazil, 1949-1979 By S. Martins, Michael Leggett

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

To anyone unfamiliar with the interventions made by avant-garde artists into the art world and occasionally wider society during the middle of the 20th century, this volume delivers a very readable account. The artists, the objects they made and the discussions they generated are selected here in relation to the particular practices and contexts emergent in Brazil following the chaos of World War II (during which the country remained neutral). In keeping with a historiographical approach—rather than an art historical account—the author introduces an initial group of Brazilian artists attracted to ideas concerned with the nature of the ...


The Long-Term Future Of Australian Coal Is Drying Up, Adam Robert Lucas Jan 2015

The Long-Term Future Of Australian Coal Is Drying Up, Adam Robert Lucas

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

With the recent re-approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland, debate over the future of coal has reached fever pitch again. Green groups have argued that Australia should account for the climate impacts of burning coal produced in the country. Meanwhile, the government has once again come out in support of coal to provide cheap power to developing nations. It can be hard to make sense of the different sides. In a paper recently published in Energy Research and Social Science, I looked at the long-term future for coal in Australia. My research suggests the current coal woes ...


Religion And Human Trafficking, Mary Graw Leary Jan 2015

Religion And Human Trafficking, Mary Graw Leary

Scholarly Articles and Other Contributions

Human trafficking is a global form of victimization which transcends all geographical boundaries. It is also a form of objectification that strikes at core values of human dignity, protection for the vulnerable, and accountability for the exploiter. As such, it is a form of victimization that demands both a global solution and grass roots actors.

Religions throughout the world stand in a uniquely advantageous position to aid in the fight against trafficking. As global institutions, their reach is broad. As grass roots organizations, their influence runs deep. As moral voices of the community their impact can be profound.

This piece ...


The Common Sense Of Contract Formation, Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, David A. Hoffman Jan 2015

The Common Sense Of Contract Formation, Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, David A. Hoffman

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

What parties know and think they know about contract law affects their obligations under the law and their intuitive obligations toward one another. Drawing on a series of new experimental questionnaire studies, this Article makes two contributions.First, it lays out what information and beliefs ordinary individuals have about how to form contracts with one another. We find that the colloquial understanding of contract law is almost entirely focused on formalization rather than actual assent, though the modern doctrine of contract formation takes the opposite stance. The second Part of the Article tries to get at whether this misunderstanding matters ...


School-Based Supports For Trans Youth In Ontario, Charlie E. C. Davis Jan 2015

School-Based Supports For Trans Youth In Ontario, Charlie E. C. Davis

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Trans youth are some of the most marginalized youths in schools. In 2012, the Ontario Government passed two legislations, one of which was the Accepting Schools Act, strengthening supports for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) students in schools. The other was Toby’s Act, an amendment to the Ontario Human Rights Code including protection from discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and gender expression. The purpose of this thesis is to examine how these two acts have created a political context supporting trans youth in schools. A comprehensive mixed-methods approach was used to examine provincial trends of ...


Copyrights And Creativity: The Affects Of Copyrights On Fairy Tales, Dina Arouri Jan 2015

Copyrights And Creativity: The Affects Of Copyrights On Fairy Tales, Dina Arouri

Honors Program Theses

This work attempts to argue for a correlative relationship between copyright law and the evolution of literary works. It uses the laws and common practices of intellectual property to achieve this hypothesis.


Populism And Criminal Justice Policy: An Australian Case Study Of Non-Punitive Responses To Alcohol-Related Violence, Julia Quilter Jan 2015

Populism And Criminal Justice Policy: An Australian Case Study Of Non-Punitive Responses To Alcohol-Related Violence, Julia Quilter

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Populism is widely regarded in the literature as a negative and inherently punitive influence on criminal justice policy. This article challenges this view and highlights the ways in which populism can produce forms of citizen engagement in the criminal justice context that are new and progressive. These possibilities are illustrated through a close analysis of the responses to a single instance of ‘random’ fatal violence: the killing of Thomas Kelly in King’s Cross, Sydney, in 2012. This case study shows how a populist campaign powerfully realigned political allegiances to call for, and achieve, real and enduring action from the ...


A National (Diasporic?) Living Treasure: Thomas Keneally, Paul Sharrad Jan 2015

A National (Diasporic?) Living Treasure: Thomas Keneally, Paul Sharrad

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Although Thomas Keneally is firmly located as a national figure, his international literary career and his novels’ inspection of colonial exile, Aboriginal alienation, and movements of people throughout history reflect aspects of diasporic experience, while pushing the term itself into wider meaning of the transnational.


The Impact Of Section 18c And Other Civil Anti-Vilification Laws In Australia, Luke J. Mcnamara, Katharine Gelber Jan 2015

The Impact Of Section 18c And Other Civil Anti-Vilification Laws In Australia, Luke J. Mcnamara, Katharine Gelber

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This paper reports on the findings of a large scale study of the impact of anti-vilification (or ‘hate speech’) laws,1 on public discourse in Australia over more than two decades.2 Its scope includes, but is not limited to s 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). We investigated the ways in which legislation might have affected public discourse over time. Our task was methodologically challenging, for connecting changes in public discourse to the introduction or enforcement of hate speech laws is fraught with difficulty. We triangulated data from a range of primary and secondary sources, to investigate ...


Anarchist Shaping Of Technology, Brian Martin Jan 2015

Anarchist Shaping Of Technology, Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Technology pervades modern life, from cars and computers to paper and clothing. Food might have organic origins but has been processed and transported using a variety of technologies. Even bodies have become technologically manipulated and transformed through hair coloring, glasses, prostheses and plastic surgery. Humans create technology and use it, so it is sensible to say that technology is political in the sense that it involves or embodies the exercise of power. This is an obvious opening for anarchist analysis. Anarchism can be said to involve a rejection of any form of domination, including by the state, capitalism, patriarchy and ...


Radical Ruminations (09 August), Rowan Cahill Jan 2015

Radical Ruminations (09 August), Rowan Cahill

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

News of a forthcoming ‘Denis Kevans Memorial Concert Fundraiser for Chemical Warfare Victims of the Vietnam War’ (Sydney, 23 August 2015) brought back memories, and because Denis was never far away from both the making and study of history, a few notes seem appropriate……. Denis Kevans (1939-2005) was a songwriter, folk singer, public servant, labourer on building sites, trade unionist, teacher, journalist, but mostly he was a poet. We met in 1965, and I published a couple of his now classic anti-war poems in the Sydney University student newspaper honi soit. Our association continued thereafter until his death from complications ...


Human Security And Livelihoods In Savo Island, Solomon Islands: Engaging With The Market Economy: A Report For Honiara City Council., Nichole Georgeou, Charles Hawksley, Anouk Ride, Melinda Kii, Walter Turasi Jan 2015

Human Security And Livelihoods In Savo Island, Solomon Islands: Engaging With The Market Economy: A Report For Honiara City Council., Nichole Georgeou, Charles Hawksley, Anouk Ride, Melinda Kii, Walter Turasi

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This independent research report, Human Security and Livelihoods in Savo Island, Solomon Islands: Engaging with the Market Economy, aims to identify the ways in which Solomon Islanders from Savo Island engage with the Honiara Central Market (HCM). The main aim of the project is to provide evidence-based research that can inform government and donor responses to issues of economic development and human security on Savo Island, expecially as they relate to issues of agricultural production and the articulation of Savo Island with the urban centre of Honiara. The research was funded by the Australian Catholic Univsersity and University of Wollongong.


The Yeomans Project: Peri-Urban Field Work, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2015

The Yeomans Project: Peri-Urban Field Work, Lucas M. Ihlein

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Despite moves towards inner-urban consolidation, Australian cities continue to expand in girth. In the process, housing development transforms formerly rural land into "peri-urban" settlements. These transitional zones are often sites of contestation: they place pressure on local amenities and infrastructure, reveal limitations in transportation and food systems, and conflict with “lifestyle” values. In this paper I explore these tendencies through the lens of an art project about Australian farmer P.A. Yeomans. Between 1940 and 1980, Yeomans developed a system of organic farming - "Keyline" - optimised for the poor soils and low rainfall of Australian conditions. Keyline has been hugely influential ...


'El Chapo' Jailbreak Is Both A Mexican And An American Story, Luis Gomez Romero Jan 2015

'El Chapo' Jailbreak Is Both A Mexican And An American Story, Luis Gomez Romero

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Imagine a mighty drug lord confined in the toughest maximum-security prison. One night he escapes through a hole in the shower. This hole leads to a 1500-metre tunnel that ends in a construction site in a nearby neighbourhood. The tunnel has been equipped by expert mining engineers with lighting and ventilation. Its construction required 3250 tonnes of earth to be removed in sight of the guards in the prison’s towers. It seems like the plot of a blockbuster thriller. Unfortunately, it is an account of Joaquín Guzmán Loera’s jailbreak from the Altiplano prison near Mexico City. Guzmán – known ...


The Front Comes Home: Returned Soldiers And Psychological Trauma In Australia During And After The First World War, Jennifer M. Roberts Jan 2015

The Front Comes Home: Returned Soldiers And Psychological Trauma In Australia During And After The First World War, Jennifer M. Roberts

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

No abstract provided.


Calle 13: Reggaeton, Politics, And Protest, Melinda S. Molina Jan 2015

Calle 13: Reggaeton, Politics, And Protest, Melinda S. Molina

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Article focuses on Calle 13, a musical duo from Puerto Rico, and examines that duo’s use of social commentary and satire to confront the negative representations of Latinos, which are often used to engender support for discriminatory laws. The Article also focuses on citizenship-based voting purges because voting on a particular issue or for a candidate or party expresses some facet of the voter’s beliefs, values, and ideology. The inability to vote renders a person voiceless, relegating them to the societal periphery. The Article concludes that, through music, many voiceless communities who would otherwise be silenced by ...


“Fuck Your Breath”: Black Men And Youth, State Violence, And Human Rights In The 21st Century, Dr. Jeremy I. Levitt Jan 2015

“Fuck Your Breath”: Black Men And Youth, State Violence, And Human Rights In The 21st Century, Dr. Jeremy I. Levitt

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This essay uses personal anecdotes to confront police brutality against Black people living in the United States, assesses both human rights implications and global response mechanisms to anti-Black violence, and proposes solutions to address this pervasive problem. Dr. Levitt calls upon Black people to become stakeholders in the fight for freedom by reconstructing a number of unfortunate dualities in the United States system that put the rights of whites above those of others. In conclusion, Levitt calls for change and a halt to “systematic maltreatment of African-Americans by police agencies.”


Progressive Legal Thought, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Jan 2015

Progressive Legal Thought, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

A widely accepted model of American legal history is that "classical" legal thought, which dominated much of the nineteenth century, was displaced by "progressive" legal thought, which survived through the New Deal and in some form to this day. Within its domain, this was a revolution nearly on a par with Copernicus or Newton. This paradigm has been adopted by both progressive liberals who defend this revolution and by classical liberals who lament it.

Classical legal thought is generally identified with efforts to systematize legal rules along lines that had become familiar in the natural sciences. This methodology involved not ...


“El No Murio, El Se Multiplico!” Hugo Chávez : The Leadership And The Legacy On Race, Cynthia Ann Mckinney Jan 2015

“El No Murio, El Se Multiplico!” Hugo Chávez : The Leadership And The Legacy On Race, Cynthia Ann Mckinney

Dissertations & Theses

“Chávez, Chávez, Chávez: Chávez no murio, se multiplico!” was the chant outside the National Assembly building after several days of mourning the death of the first President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. This study investigates the leadership of Hugo Chávez and his legacy on race as seen through the eyes and experiences of selected interviewees and his legacy on race. The interviewees were selected based on familiarity with the person and policies of the leadership of Hugo Chávez and his legacy on race. Unfortunately, not much has been written about this aspect of Hugo Chávez despite the myriad attempts ...


Coercing Assimilation: The Case Of Muslim Women Of Color, Sahar F. Aziz Jan 2015

Coercing Assimilation: The Case Of Muslim Women Of Color, Sahar F. Aziz

Faculty Scholarship

Today, I have been asked to address the domestic context of civil rights issues facing Muslim women in the United States. Admittedly, examining the experiences of Muslim American women is a risky endeavor because they are such a diverse group of women ethnically, racially, socio-economically, and religiously in terms of their levels of religiosity. Hence, I acknowledge the risk of essentializing, despite my best efforts to recognize the individual agency of each Muslim woman.

This lecture is based on a larger project that examines the myriad ways Muslim women are adversely affected by their intersectional identities, and how it impacts ...


Intellectual Property, Asian Philosophy And The Yin-Yang School, Peter K. Yu Jan 2015

Intellectual Property, Asian Philosophy And The Yin-Yang School, Peter K. Yu

Faculty Scholarship

As an introduction to a special issue on intellectual property philosophy, this article focuses on insights from Asian thought. Such a focus is needed not only to provide balance within this special issue, which includes articles focusing primarily on Western philosophy, but also to highlight the compatibility between Asian philosophy and the notion of intellectual property rights. More importantly, this article aims to demonstrate that Asian philosophy may suggest new ways to address the ongoing and highly complex intellectual property challenges confronting emerging economies and the digital environment.

This article begins by providing a brief discussion of the many different ...