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ANU E Press

Works: 56 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 16,816 library holdings
Genres: History  Census data  Anecdotes  Biography  Festschriften  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry  Songs and music 
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Most widely held works by ANU E Press
Financing higher education and economic development in East Asia by Shiro Armstrong( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume addresses important issues to do with access to higher education and different models of its financing in the East Asia region. It is enriched by diverse perspectives from vastly different starting points and by the historical and institutional settings in the region. The issues are set out in the context of the value of higher education in economic development and how it contributes to the capacities to adopt and adapt to new technologies and undertake institutional innovation."--Publisher's description
Japan's future in East Asia and the Pacific : in honour of Professor Peter Drysdale by Ligang Song( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan's Future in East Asia and the Pacific takes a 'big-picture' approach to Japan's economic place in East Asia alongside that of China. It analyses Japan's successes and experiments in trade policy as well as its failures in macro-economic policy. Japan's diplomatic and economic integration strategies are also examined for their impact on East Asia and on Australia. The collection assesses China's growth and dynamism and questions the nature of the competition for economic influence between Japan and China. Contributors to Japan's Future in East Asia and the Pacific are all graduates of The Australian National University who are making their mark in the region as scholars and economists on East Asian and Pacific affairs
Telling Pacific lives : prisms of process by Vicki Luker( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of essays is an exploration of the way in which scholars from different disciplines, standpoints and theoretical orientations attempt to write life stories in the Pacific. It is the product of a conference organised by the Division of Pacific and Asian History at The Australian National University in December 2005. The aim of the conference was to explore ways in which Pacific lives are read and constructed through a variety of media: films, fiction, faction, history under four overarching themes. The first, Framing Lives, sought to explore various ways of constructing a life from a classic western perspective of birth, formation, experiences and death of an individual to other ways, for example, life as secondary to a longer genealogical entity, life as a symbol of collective experience, individual lives captured and fragmented in a mosaic of others, lives made meaningful by their implication in a particular historical or cultural web, the underlying values and world views that inform one or another approach to framing a life. The second theme, the Stuff of Life, looked at materials, methods and collaborative arrangements with which the biographer, autobiographer and recorder work, their objectives, constraints, inspirations, challenges and tricks. The third section, Story Lines, focused on formats and genres such as edited diaries, collections of writings, voice recordings, genres of biography autobiography, truth and fiction (verse, dance, novels) and the varieties and different advantages of narrative shapes that crystallise the telling of a life. The final section, Telling Lives/Changing Lives, focused on biography/autobiography and the consciousness of identity, history, purpose, lives as witness and windows, telling lives as change for those involved in the tale, the telling, the listening. The overall aim was to bring out both the generic or universal challenges of telling lives as well as to highlight the particular tendencies and trends in the Pacific. Yet these four themes, which seemed analytically promising at the outset, proved in practice difficult to disentangle from thepresentations at the workshop"--Provided by publisher
A time bomb lies buried : Fiji's road to independence, 1960-1970 by Brij V Lal( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Time Bomb Lies Buried discusses the debates which took place in Suva and London as well as the politics and processes which led Fiji to independence in 1970 after 96 years of colonial rule. It provides an essential background to understanding the crises and convulsions which have haunted Fiji ever since in its search for a constitutional settlement for its multiethnic population."--Publisher's description
Political parties in the Pacific Islands by Roland Rich( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"ANU E Press edition of work originally published by Pandanus Books. While political parties remain an indispensable institutional framework for representation and governance in a democracy, the democracies of many Pacific Islands nations are undermined by the weakness and inefficacy of their local political parties. Addressing the implications of the lack of established party systems across the Pacific, this collection seeks to illuminate the underlying assumptions and suppositions behind the importance of coherent and effective parties to overall democratic functioning Focusing on the political systems of East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji and Samoa, the coherent structure of the volume makes it consistently useful as both an articulate analytical text and as a reference tool concerning the political composition, history and direction of Pacific states. Featuring contributions from scholars who are familiar names to even the most casual of Pacificists, Political Parties in the Pacific is the benchmark reference work on the political parties of the Pacific: an invaluable resource for students, scholars and researchers of the Pacific and international politics."--Providedby publisher
A Vision for Change: Speeches and Writings of AD Patel, 1929-1969 by A. D Patel( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of the writings and speeches of one of Fiji's greatest statesmen, the late Mr AD Patel, points to a different future which, if allowed to come to fruition, would have spared Fiji the fate it later encountered in its postcolonial journey. As a leader, Mr Patel was unmatchable in intellect and oratorical brilliance, glimpses of which we see in this volume. Dr Lal deserves to be congratulated for his patience and perseverance in completing this project. This book will find an honoured place among others on Fiji's complex and contested modern history."
Basin futures : water reform in the Murray-Darling basin by R. Quentin Grafton( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique book brings together 27 chapters from some of the world's leading practitioners and experts on environmental water, communities, law, economics and governance. Its goal is to understand the many dimensions of water in the Murray- Darling Basin and provide guidance about how to implement a water management plan that addresses the needs of communities, the economy and the environment."--Publisher's description
Australia and cyber-warfare by Gary Waters( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores Australia's prospective cyber-warfare requirements and challenges. It describes the current state of planning and thinking within the Australian Defence Force with respect to Network Centric Warfare, and discusses the vulnerabilities that accompany the use by Defence of the National Information Infrastructure (NII), as well as Defences responsibility for the protection of the NII. It notes the multitude of agencies concerned in various ways with information security, and argues that mechanisms are required to enhance coordination between them. It also argues that Australia has been laggard with respect to the development of offensive cyber-warfare plans and capabilities. Finally, it proposes the establishment of an Australian Cyber-warfare Centre responsible for the planning and conduct of both the defensive and offensive dimensions of cyber-warfare, for developing doctrine and operational concepts, and for identifying new capability requirements. It argues that the matter is urgent in order to ensure that Australia will have the necessary capabilities for conducting technically and strategically sophisticated cyber-warfare activities by the 2020s. The Foreword has been contributed by the Hon. Kim C. Beazley, former Minister of Defence (198490), who describes it as a timely book which transcends old debates on priorities for the defence of Australia or forward commitments, [and] debates about globalism and regionalism, and as an invaluable compendium to the current process of refining the strategic guidance for Australias future defence policies and capabilities."--Provided by publisher
The cult of the market : economic fundamentalism and its discontents by Lee Boldeman( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Cult of the Market: Economic Fundamentalism and its Discontents' disputes the practical value of the shallow, all-encompassing, dogmatic, economic fundamentalism espoused by policy elites in recent public policy debates, along with their gross simplifications and sacred rules. Economics cannot provide a convincing overarching theory of government action or of social action more generally. Furthermore, mainstream economics fails to get to grips with the economic system as it actually operates. It advocates a more overtly experimental, eclectic and pragmatic approach to policy development which takes more seriously the complex, interdependent, evolving nature of society and the economy. Importantly, it is an outlook that recognises the pervasive influence of asymmetries of wealth, power and information on bargaining power and prospects throughout society. The book advocates a major reform of the teaching of economics"--Provided by publisher
Sung tales from the Papua New Guinea highlands : studies in form, meaning, and sociocultural context by Alan Rumsey( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genres of sung tales that are the subject of this volume are one of the most striking aspects of the cultural scene in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Composed and performed by specialist bards, they are a highly valued art form. From a comparative viewpoint they are remarkable both for their scale and complexity, and for the range of variation that is found among regional genres and individual styles. Though their existence has previously been noted by researchers working in the Highlands, and some recordings made of them, most of these genres have not been studied in detail until quite recently, mainly because of the challenging range of disciplinary expertise that is required--in anthropology, linguistics, and ethnomusicology. This volume presents a set of interrelated studies by researchers in all of those fields, and by a Papua New Guinea Highlander who has assisted with the research based on his lifelong familiarity with one of the regional genres. The studies presented here (all of them previously unpublished and written especially for this volume) are of groundbreaking significance not only for specialists in Melanesia or the Pacific, but also for readers with a more general interest in comparative poetics, mythology, musicology, or verbal art
Politics and state building in Solomon Islands( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands' examines a crisis moment in recent Solomon Islands history. Contributors examine what happened when unrest engulfed the capital of the small Melanesian country in the aftermath of the 2006 national elections, and consider what these events show about the Solomon Islands political system, the influence of Asian interests in business and politics, and why the crisis is best understood in the context of the country's volatile blend of traditional and modern politics"--Provided by publisher
Minding the gap : appraising the promise and performance of regulatory reform in Australia by Helen Silver( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Mind the Gap!' is an almost iconic exhortation, originating in the London Underground, warning travellers to be careful when navigating the 'gap' between the platform and train. In this volume, Peter Carroll, Rex Deighton-Smith, Helen Silver and Chris Walker retrospectively assess the 'gap'--no less dynamic and perilous in a public policy context--between the promise and performance of successive waves of regulation in Australia since the 1980s. Regulatory bodies exist to exercise what might be broadly termed 'control functions' and, by nature, tend to be conservative both in their culture and operations. Institutional conservatism does not, of necessity, preclude the exercise of creativity and foresight, both of which are sorely required if government is to successfully meet the challenge of delivering more effective and less costly regulation. The business and policy environment is complex, the risks are great and the rewards of success and the costs of failure will be enormous. The true measure of success will be how effectively we are able to close the gap between promise and performance"--Provided bypublisher
Agency, contingency and census process : observations of the 2006 Indigenous enumeration strategy in remote Aboriginal Australia by F Morphy( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of the [Indigenous Enumeration Strategy] involved four very different locations: a group of small outstation communities (Arnhem Land), a large Aboriginal township (Wadeye), an 'open' town with a majority Aboriginal population (Fitzroy Crossing), and the minority Aboriginal population of a major regional centre (Alice Springs). A comparison between these contexts reveals differences that reflect the diversity of remote Aboriginal Australia, but also commonalities that exert a powerful influence on the effectiveness of the IES, in particular very high levels of short-term mobility"--Provided by publisher
What does the honeybee see and how do we know? : a critique of scientific reason by G. Adrian Horridge( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of what bees actually detect with their eyes. Bees detect some visual features such as edges and colours, but there is no sign that they reconstruct patterns or put together features to form objects. Bees detect motion but have no perception of what it is that moves, and certainly they do not recognize "things" by their shapes. Yet they clearly see well enough to fly and find food with a minute brain. Bee vision is therefore relevant to the construction of simple artificial visual systems, for example for mobile robots. The surprising conclusion is that bee vision is adapted to therecognition of places, not things
NGO's and post-conflict recovery : the Leitana Nehan Women's Development Agency, Bougainville by Bert Jenkins( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book will make a unique contribution to understanding the role of NGOs in promoting peace, gender and development in the South West Pacific by recording the story of the Leitana Nehan Women's Development Agency. Australian authors
History as policy : framing the debate on the future of Australia's defence policy by Ronald Huisken( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fortieth anniversary of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre's founding provided the opportunity to assemble many of Australia's leading analysts and commentators to review some of the more significant issues that should define Australian defence policy. ... The papers collected in this volume are not informed by a common view of where Australia should focus its defence policy, but all address themes that should figure prominently in thisdifficult but essential task"--Provided by publisher
Agriculture and Food Security in China : What Effect WTO Accession and Regional Trade Arrangements? by Chunlai Chen( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Agriculture and Food Security in China' explains the background to China's WTO accession and links accession to reforms beginning as far back as 1979. The book highlights China's policymakers' decision to move away from protectionism and grain self-sufficiency and illustrates how China's step away from direct participation in the agricultural sector to indirect regulatory involvement and liberalisation could encourage further economic growth"--Provided by publisher
Islands of inquiry : colonisation, seafaring and the archaeology of maritime landscapes by Geoffrey R Clark( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many of the papers in this volume present new and innovative research into the processes of maritime colonisation, processes that affect archaeological contexts from islands to continents. Others shift focus from process to the archaeology of maritime places from the Bering to the Torres Straits, providing highly detailed discussions of how living by and with the sea is woven into all elements of human life from subsistence to trade and to ritual. Of equal importance are more abstract discussions of islands as natural places refashioned by human occupation, either through the introduction of new organisms or new systems of production and consumption. These transformation stories gain further texture (and variety) through close examinations of some of the more significant consequences of colonisation and migration, particularly the creation of new cultural identities. A final set of papers explores the ways in which the techniques of archaelogical sciences have provided insights into the fauna of the islands and the human history of such places."--Provided by publisher
Capturing wealth from tuna : case studies from the Pacific by Kate Barclay( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on an extensive study of six Pacific island states, 'Capturing Wealth from Tuna' maps out the aspirations and limitations of six Pacific island countries and proposes strategies for capturing more wealth from this resource in a sustainable and socially equitable manner"--Provided by publisher
Australia under construction : nation-building - past, present and future by John Butcher( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its beginnings as a settler society through to present day concerns about 'broadbanding the nation', the nation-building narrative has resonated with Australians. The very idea of nation-building has both excited the popular imagination about what we might achieve as a society and a nation, and has occasioned despair about missed opportunities. The eleven authors contributing to this monograph reflect on these, and other themes from a variety of perspectives. They challenge our understanding of the term 'nation-building', reflect on its contemporary relevance as a framework for public policy and even re-appraise the contribution of past 'iconic' nation-building endeavours"--Provided by publisher
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A time bomb lies buried : Fiji's road to independence, 1960-1970
A time bomb lies buried : Fiji's road to independence, 1960-1970Politics and state building in Solomon IslandsMinding the gap : appraising the promise and performance of regulatory reform in AustraliaHistory as policy : framing the debate on the future of Australia's defence policyAgriculture and Food Security in China : What Effect WTO Accession and Regional Trade Arrangements?Capturing wealth from tuna : case studies from the PacificAustralia under construction : nation-building - past, present and future
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