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  • Widening Minds

    The University of New South Wales and the education of Australia's defence leaders

    by Tom Frame ...
    Since 1967 more than 25,000 students have graduated from UNSW after studying at Duntroon, HMAS Creswell, the Australian Defence Force Academy. Tom Frame examines the productive 50-year partnership between UNSW and the Australian Defence Force.In a candid exploration of the highs and lows of the longest educational partnership in Australian history, Frame produces an insider’s account that explains ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Widening Minds

    The University of New South Wales and the Education of Australia's Defence Leaders

    by Tom Frame ...
    Since 1967 more than 25,000 students have graduated from UNSW after studying at Duntroon, HMAS Creswell, the Australian Defence Force Academy. Tom Frame examines the productive 50-year partnership between UNSW and the Australian Defence Force.In a candid exploration of the highs and lows of the longest educational partnership in Australian history, Frame produces an insider’s account that explains ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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  • 9/11 And Canadian Special Operations Forces: How ‘40 Selected Men’ Indelibly Influenced The Future Of The Force

    In less than two decades, Canadian Special Operations Forces (CANSOF) grew from a 100-man hostage-rescue unit to a 2,500-person Command capable of prosecuting missions across the special operations spectrum. The seminal event causing this transformation is examined within this monograph. The common narrative explaining the rise of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) states that ... Read more

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  • Quarterly Essay 21 What's Left?

    The Death of Social Democracy

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    In the first Quarterly Essay of 2006, Clive Hamilton throws out a challenge to Australia’s party of social democracy – to both its true believers and right-wing machine men. Will it be business-as-usual and creeping atrophy, or will the Labor Party find a new way of talking to individualistic, affluent Australia?According to Hamilton, Labor and the Left must acknowledge that the social democracy ... Read more

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  • Serious Whitefella Stuff

    When solutions became the problem in Indigenous affairs

    by Mark Moran ...
    How does Indigenous policy signed off in Canberra work—or not—when implemented in remote Aboriginal communities? Mark Moran, Alyson Wright and Paul Memmott have extensive on-the-ground experience in this area of ongoing challenge. What, they ask, is the right balance between respecting local traditions and making significant improvement in the areas of alcohol consumption, home ownership and ... Read more

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    Labour 1939-1951

    Nick Tiratsoo and Jim Tomlinson describe and assess the Labour Party's development of a policy of improving industrial efficiency. They concentrate on the debates and initiatives of the wartime period and subsequent implementation of policy under Attlee.The book modifies existing historiography in two ways - it shows that the Labour Party of 1945-51 was concerned mainly with industrial ... Read more

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    Evaluating Alternatives for a Contested Asia

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    How would we know a good defence strategy if we saw one? The Asian Century is challenging many of the traditional assumptions at the heart of Australian defence policy and strategy. Defence scholars have risen to the challenge of these transformational times and have collectively produced a smorgasbord of alternatives for policy-makers. The problem is that these recommendations all point in very ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Snakes and Ladders

    The great British social mobility myth

    'Intensely readable... A stimulating and necessary redress' David Kynaston, SpectatorPoliticians say social mobility is real... this book proves otherwise.From servants' children who became clerks in Victorian Britain, to managers made redundant by the 2008 financial crash, travelling up or down the social ladder has been a fact of British life for more than a century.Drawing on hundreds of ... Read more

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  • The Navy and the Nation

    Australia’s Maritime Power in the 21st Century

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    The Royal Australian Navy is at a watershed moment in its history. Major reinvestment following the 2016 Defence White Paper will see it re-equipped with offshore patrol boats, a new class of frigate, a modern and expanded submarine force and an air warfare destroyer.How does the Navy best prepare for the future? Vice Admiral Tim Barrett forcefully argues the answer is by reimagining the way the ... Read more

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  • Trust

    How We Lost it and How to Get it Back

    The updated edition of the bestselling title, Trust is the first serious response to the era of post-financial and political meltdown, Dr. Anthony Seldon lays out a blueprint for regaining trust within the national life. In part a wide-ranging meditation on notions of trust and responsibility in civic society, Trust is a powerful and important analysis of ten essential areas where trust in ... Read more

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  • Change in the Construction Industry

    An Account of the UK Construction Industry Reform Movement 1993-2003

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    The UK construction industry is the sixth largest industry in the UK in terms of turnover. During the last decade, it has undergone an unprecedented period of self-examination, including input from most of the leaders of the major suppliers and clients as well as from leading politicians, civil servants and political advisers. From 1993 to 2003, government and industry collaborated closely to ... Read more

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