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Compliance Review: A Study Undertaken To Support The Development Of A Regional Mcs Strategy For Pacific Oceanic Fisheries, Quentin A. Hanich, Colin Brown, Ben M. Tsamenyi, Marcel Kroese, Duncan Soutar, Christian Mcdonald Mar 2013

Compliance Review: A Study Undertaken To Support The Development Of A Regional Mcs Strategy For Pacific Oceanic Fisheries, Quentin A. Hanich, Colin Brown, Ben M. Tsamenyi, Marcel Kroese, Duncan Soutar, Christian Mcdonald

Professor Ben M Tsamenyi

The achievement of FFA members’ regional goals for their tuna fisheries depends heavily upon the effective implementation by national governments of a comprehensive range of MCS measures. In support of this, FFA members have established various regional MCS measures that provide a framework to enable effective management and control of the region’s tuna fisheries. However, problematic implementation at the national level continues to undermine the ability of FFA members and the secretariat to fully implement these initiatives and effectively monitor and control the region’s tuna fisheries, thereby threatening their returns. While some FFA members have developed strong MCS ...


Review Of Kiribati Access And Licensing Arrangements For Offshore Fisheries In Kiribati's Eez, Quentin Hanich, Ben Tsamenyi Mar 2013

Review Of Kiribati Access And Licensing Arrangements For Offshore Fisheries In Kiribati's Eez, Quentin Hanich, Ben Tsamenyi

Professor Ben M Tsamenyi

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Review Of Orgasmology By Annamarie Jagose, Guy R. Davidson Jan 2013

Review Of Orgasmology By Annamarie Jagose, Guy R. Davidson

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

As a scholarly object, orgasm, Annamarie Jagose notes, is -unruly- (XII). This book, however, amply demonstrates that orgasm-s unruliness can be conceptually and theoretically productive.


Review: 'Disobedience: The University As A Site Of Political Potential, Rowan Cahill Jan 2013

Review: 'Disobedience: The University As A Site Of Political Potential, Rowan Cahill

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The radicalism of the 1960s and 1970s, and related student insurgency, is still largely uncharted territory when it comes to Australian history. There is a small body of scholarly research comprinsing theses, book chapter, journal articles, and an equally small number of relevant books. To my knowledge only one book, by Mick Armstrong (2001), attempts to survey and grapple with the entire period, its politics and complexities; in 114 pages, this is a brief but useful contribution.


Book Review: Nichole Georgeou. Neoliberalism Development And Aid Volunteering, Rowan Cahill Jan 2013

Book Review: Nichole Georgeou. Neoliberalism Development And Aid Volunteering, Rowan Cahill

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

As Nichole Georgeou explains at the start of her book, the gestation of this study was her immersion and experiences in the field of aid volunteering in Japan and North Vietnam (pp.xv-xviii). This was during the early 1990s, when she was in her early twenties; they were experiences that left her asking huge moral, ethical, political questions about volunteering.


Book Review: The Self-Made Map: Cartographic Writing In Early Modern France; And, The Face Of The Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science And Culture, Michael G. Leggett Jan 2013

Book Review: The Self-Made Map: Cartographic Writing In Early Modern France; And, The Face Of The Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science And Culture, Michael G. Leggett

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Politics, and (therefore) national and personal identity, are at the core of these two publications. The analysis of the remarkable period of European (and therefore world) history during the early modern period of the 15th and 16th centuries is discussed in the first book and provides the call for the kind of topographic descriptions compiled during the early part of the 21st Century, the topic of the second book. Then as now, proliferation of technology and political change provide the background to these accounts—overtly in the first, occluded in the second.


Book Review Of D. Cahill, L. Edwards And F. Stilwell (Eds.) (2012) ‘Neoliberalism: Beyond The Free Market, Scott Burrows Jan 2013

Book Review Of D. Cahill, L. Edwards And F. Stilwell (Eds.) (2012) ‘Neoliberalism: Beyond The Free Market, Scott Burrows

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market comes at a time of major economic crisis. This very timely book addresses the nature of neoliberalism as part of, and a consequence of, the global financial crisis. The book is structured in four parts each exploring neoliberalism from a range of inter-disciplinary perspectives. These include historical institutionalists, regulation theorists, Foucauldians, Marxists, Polanyi-inspired scholars and experts on the history of ideas. These approaches provide a useful contextual framework for understanding the concept of neoliberalism.


Book Review: Wilful Blindness By Margaret Heffernan, Brian Martin Jan 2013

Book Review: Wilful Blindness By Margaret Heffernan, Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Whistleblowers see a problem and speak out about it. But what about the people who know there's a problem but say nothing? What about those who can't even see there's a problem?

If you're wondering about these questions, get a copy of Margaret Heffernan's book Willful Blindness. She surveys the evidence about how and why people turn away from unwelcome information, often to their own detriment.


Book Review: Classified Woman By Sibel Edmonds, Brian Martin Jan 2013

Book Review: Classified Woman By Sibel Edmonds, Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

If you have any trust in the US justice system, beware! This book shows such deep-seated dysfunction and corruption that any idea of working within the system for change seems forlorn. There is, though, hope in the end.

Edmonds grew up in Iran and Turkey. Her father, a physician, was outspoken in support of justice and paid the penalty, being arrested and tortured under the regime of the Shah of Iran. Edmonds came to the US, thrilled to finally live in a country where freedom meant something - or so she thought.


Review Of Richard N. Côté, In Search Of Gentle Death: The Fight For Your Right To Die With Dignity, Brian Martin Jan 2013

Review Of Richard N. Côté, In Search Of Gentle Death: The Fight For Your Right To Die With Dignity, Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Medical technology is making it possible to stave off death ever longer but, for some people with serious health problems, without much quality of life. Palliative care, also using ever more sophisticated medical interventions, can usually minimise pain and other symptoms. Nevertheless, some individuals experience severe ongoing suffering, whether from pain, breathlessness, nausea, indignity or lack of autonomy. They would rather die sooner than later.

For these reasons, euthanasia has become more significant as a social issue. Most church leaders are strongly opposed and so are most governments, though opinion polls show strong support, typically 70 percent or so in ...


Review Of Robert G. Vaughn, The Successes And Failures Of Whistleblower Laws, Brian Martin Jan 2013

Review Of Robert G. Vaughn, The Successes And Failures Of Whistleblower Laws, Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Whistleblower laws are a source of both hope and frustration. When whistleblowers suffer reprisals, as so many of them do, the solution is widely assumed to be legal protection. When journalists ring me about whistleblowing matters, they frequently ask about whistleblower laws, assuming they are more important than anything else. However, many whistleblowers have learned to their dismay that legal protection looks much better on paper than it pans out in reality.

For two decades, members of Whistleblowers Australia have pushed for whistleblower laws, and at the same time have been persistent critics of the weaknesses of the laws on ...


Review Of Eveline Lubbers, Secret Manoeuvres In The Dark, Brian Martin Jan 2013

Review Of Eveline Lubbers, Secret Manoeuvres In The Dark, Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In the 1980s, the small anarchist group London Greenpeace - not related to Greenpeace International - produced a leaflet, "What's wrong with McDonald's?," about the poor nutritional value of McDonald's food, low wages of workers and environmental impacts of beef production, among other issues. McDonald's top management, being highly sensitive to criticism, hired two separate security firms to collect information on the group. Each of the firms hired individuals to infiltrate the activist group - which wasn't hard.

Because London Greenpeace had only a few members, the new recruits - the infiltrators - were welcomed; they provided energy for campaigning ...


Methodological Lessons In Neurophenomenology: Review Of A Baseline Study And Recommendations For Research Approaches, Patricia Bockelman Morrow, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Shaun Gallagher Jan 2013

Methodological Lessons In Neurophenomenology: Review Of A Baseline Study And Recommendations For Research Approaches, Patricia Bockelman Morrow, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Shaun Gallagher

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Neurophenomenological (NP) methods integrate objective and subjective data in ways that retain the statistical power of established disciplines (like cognitive science) while embracing the value of first-person reports of experience. The present paper positions neurophenomenology as an approach that pulls from traditions of cognitive science but includes techniques that are challenging for cognitive science in some ways. A baseline study is reviewed for lessons learned, that is, the potential methodological improvements that will support advancements in understanding consciousness and cognition using neurophenomenology. These improvements, we suggest, include (1) addressing issues of interdisciplinarity by purposefully and systematically creating and maintaining shared ...


Review Of 'Ashes In The Air' By Ali Alizadah, Michael R. Jacklin Jan 2013

Review Of 'Ashes In The Air' By Ali Alizadah, Michael R. Jacklin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Ali Alizadeh’s third book of poetry, Ashes in the Air, is a finely structured collection that speaks powerfully of transnational lives and identities. Global in their concerns, settings and perspectives, the poems in this collection move between the autobiographical and the polemical. Travel and migration are recurrent themes, as the autobiographic content traces an arch including a childhood in Tehran, adolescence on the Gold Coast, work as a teacher in Istanbul, Dubai and China, and time as a student and writer in Melbourne. The poems also trace the poet’s arguments and struggle with the larger forces shaping lives ...


Review: "Konkretion" By Marion May Campbell, Catherine Cole Jan 2013

Review: "Konkretion" By Marion May Campbell, Catherine Cole

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Campbell’s novella, konkretion, follows an elderly ex-communist, Monique Piquet, through Paris, as she meets up with a former student who has published a book about German political activists, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin, who were former and founding members of the Red Army Faction (RAF). The book offers a segueing and poetic re-examination of Meinhof, who died in suspicious circumstances in prison in 1976, and her fellow conspirators.


Book Review: Desmond Manderson: Kangaroo Courts And The Rule Of Law. The Legacy Of Modernism. Routledge, Abingdon 2012., Luis Gomez Romero Jan 2013

Book Review: Desmond Manderson: Kangaroo Courts And The Rule Of Law. The Legacy Of Modernism. Routledge, Abingdon 2012., Luis Gomez Romero

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Kangaroo Courts represents the height of the recent work that Desmond Manderson has developed around the nexus between ‘law and literature’ and the rule of law. Manderson’s approach to this matter is unique in taking seriously both literary theory and the aesthetic aspects of literary texts—strange though it may seem, this is an authentic revolution in the field of law and literature. Manderson rightly observes that back to their very origins the discourses constructed around the conjunction of ‘law and literature’ have suffered from two structural weaknesses: first ‘a concentration on substance and plot’ and second ‘a salvific ...


Grassroots Social Change: Lessons From An Anarchist Organizer - (Review Of Chris Crass, Towards Collective Liberation), Brian Martin Jan 2013

Grassroots Social Change: Lessons From An Anarchist Organizer - (Review Of Chris Crass, Towards Collective Liberation), Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Many progressives around the world look at the United States and are repelled by its extremes of wealth and poverty, enormous military, massive prison population, excessive gun violence, inhumane welfare policies, reckless environmental destruction, and aggressive and self-interested foreign policy. US trade policies have contributed to impoverishment in many countries; US troops are stationed in dozens of countries around the globe.

The US is the embodiment of a dangerous - even rogue - state, anomalous when compared to European social democracies or even other English-speaking countries. The US is the only wealthy industrialized country never to have had a significant communist, socialist ...


Seqra And Infill, Michael Lewyn Dec 2012

Seqra And Infill, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

New York's State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) is designed to protect the environment by requiring government to consider the harmful environmental impacts of its actions. However, SEQRA itself may create environmental harm by discouraging infill development.