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Man Bac »

The Excavation of a Neolithic Site in Northern Vietnam

Edited by: Marc F. Oxenham, Hirofumi Matsumura, Nguyen Kim Dung
Publication date: May 2011
The site of Man Bac in the Red River Delta of Vietnam, one of the most meticulously excavated and carefully analysed of Southeast Asian archaeological sites in the past few years, is emerging as a key site in the region. This book carefully analyses the human and animal remains and puts them into context. The authors describe in detail the health status, the unusual demographic profile and the interestingly divergent affinities of the cemetery population, and discuss their meaning, particularly in association with evidence for the use of marine and terrestrial animal resources; they argue convincingly that the site documents a time when the face of the region’s population was undergoing a fundamental shift, associated with a changing economic subsistence base. Physical anthropologists and archaeologists have argued for years over the timeline, the manner and the very nature of Southeast Asian population history, and this book is essential reading in this debate. Two supporting appendices describe the individual remains in detail.

Australian Humanities Review: Issue 50, 2011 »

Unloved Others: Death of the Disregarded in the Time of Extinctions

Publication date: May 2011
Australian Humanities Review is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal featuring articles, essays and reviews focusing on a wide array of topics related to literature, culture, history and politics.

Medical Student Journal of Australia: Volume Two, Issue 2 »

Publication date: May 2011
The Medical Student Journal of Australia provides the medical school of The Australian National University with a platform for medical students to publish their work in a peer-reviewed journal, communicating the results of medical and health research information clearly, accurately and with appropriate discussion of any limitations or potential bias.
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Delivering Policy Reform »

Anchoring Significant Reforms in Turbulent Times

Publication date: April 2011
Predictable and unpredictable challenges continually confront the policy settings and policy frameworks of governments. They provide a constantly changing dynamic within which policy-making operates. Governments at all levels are asking their public services to identify innovative and workable reforms to anticipate and address these challenges. Public service leaders around the world are struggling not only to better anticipate emerging demands but also to address reform backlogs. However, time and time again, major policy reforms can prove tough to implement – especially in turbulent environments – and even tougher to anchor over time. This leads to considerable uncertainty and inefficiency as governments and policy communities try to keep pace with change. Policies that unravel or are dismantled are costly and represent wasted opportunities. They lead to cynicism about the effectiveness of governments and public service advice more generally, making it more difficult to deal with other emerging challenges. This volume of proactive essays on delivering policy reform offers an intriguing blend of strategic policy advice and management insight. It brings together a diverse range of highquality contributors from overseas as well as from Australia and New Zealand – including national political leaders, public service executives, heads of independent agencies, and leading international scholars.

East Asia Forum Quarterly: Volume 3, Number 1, 2011 »

Publication date: April 2011
East Asia Forum Quarterly grew out of East Asia Forum (EAF) online, which has developed a reputation for providing a platform for the best in Asian analysis, research and policy comment on the Asia Pacific region in world affairs. EAFQ aims to provide a further window onto research in the leading research institutes in Asia and to provide expert comment on current developments within the region. The East Asia Forum Quarterly, like East Asia Forum online, is an initiative of the East Asia Forum (EAF) and its host organisation, the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER) in the Crawford School of Economics and Government in the College of Asia & the Pacific at The Australian National University.
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Agenda - A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform: Volume 18, Number 1, 2011 »

Edited by: William Coleman
Publication date: April 2011
Agenda is a refereed, ECONLIT-indexed and RePEc-listed journal of the College of Business and Economics, The Australian National University. Launched in 1994, Agenda provides a forum for debate on public policy, mainly (but not exclusively) in Australia and New Zealand. It deals largely with economic issues but gives space to social and legal policy and also to the moral and philosophical foundations and implications of policy. Subscribe to the Agenda Alerting service if you wish to be advised on forthcoming or new issues.

CHS Guide: How to include people with chronic disease in community activities »

Authored by: Susan Abbott, Stefan Baku, Paul Dugdale, David Greenfield
Publication date: April 2011
This guide provides community group leaders with useful information and strategies to assist them in welcoming people with chronic disease to their activities. Group leaders may be enthusiasts in their specific activity. They may be fitness instructors or committee members, paid or voluntary, qualified or unqualified.

CHS Toolkit: Training group leaders how to include people with chronic disease in community activities »

Authored by: Susan Abbott, Amy Vassallo, Paul Dugdale, David Greenfield
Publication date: April 2011
The purpose of this package is to support you to improve the inclusion of people with chronic disease in community activities in your local area. It contains information and resources to help you to plan, deliver and evaluate educational activities with your local community. The first section details the aim, rationale and background for the development of this package. The overall aim of this package is to educate community group leaders about chronic disease issues. Community leaders equipped with such knowledge will be better able to support people with chronic disease to manage their conditions while encouraging their participation in community group activities.

R. G. Menzies Scholarships to Harvard 1968—2010 »

Menzies Scholarship Selection Committee

Edited by: Karen Holt, Kim Rubenstein
Publication date: April 2011
Since the R.G. Menzies Scholarships to Harvard were established in 1967, sixty-three Australian Menzies Scholars have been sent to study at Harvard. This book derives from the Menzies Scholars themselves: it is a collection of reminiscences and stories about their experiences at Harvard and the influence that the Menzies Scholarship has had on their careers and achievements in life. This commemorative volume was presented to Professor James Fox at a dinner for Menzies Scholars held in April 2011 at the Australian National University, to thank Professor Fox for his 33 years of distinguished service to the Menzies Scholarship Selection Committee.

Gendering the Field »

Towards Sustainable Livelihoods for Mining Communities

Publication date: March 2011
The chapters in this book offer concrete examples from all over the world to show how community livelihoods in mineral-rich tracts can be more sustainable by fully integrating gender concerns into all aspects of the relationship between mining practices and mine affected communities. By looking at the mining industry and the mine-affected communities through a gender lens, the authors indicate a variety of practical strategies to mitigate the impacts of mining on women’s livelihoods without undermining women’s voice and status within the mine-affected communities. The term ‘field’ in the title of this volume is not restricted to the open-cut pits of large scale mining operations which are male-dominated workplaces, or with mining as a masculine, capital-intensive industry, but also connotes the wider range of mineral extractive practices which are carried out informally by women and men of artisanal communities at much smaller geographical scales throughout the mineral-rich tracts of poorer countries.