Politics

The mega-cost of mega-events

Volume 10 Number 7 July 14 - August 10 2014

 

As we farewell World Cup 2014, Daryl Holland looks at the business of sport: Individuals earning tens of millions for kicking a ball around, and mega-events costing billions but never turning a profit. Where does all the money come from and what defines a successful competition?

Inspiration from Al Gore to tackle climate change

Volume 10 Number 7 July 14 - August 10 2014

 

Claire Denby from the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute reflects on her participation in the recent Climate Reality Leadership Corps training with former US Vice-President Al Gore.

Searing of hearts and minds

Volume 10 Number 6 June 9 - July 13 2014

 

Melbourne hosts the 20th World Aids Conference this month, and a University of Melbourne exhibition documents responses to the epidemic since 1979. By Annie Rahilly.

Looking at another side of globalisation

Volume 10 Number 5 May 12 - June 8 2014

 

Maya Borom reviews a new book by University of Melbourne alumnus Doug Hendrie on the often overlooked benefits of globalisation.

A way forward: New technologies improve refugee health

Volume 10 Number 5 May 12 - June 8 2014

 

Bringing newly arrived refugees, medical specialists, GPs and new technologies together is reaping health rewards. By Liz Banks-Anderson.

Machiavelli — a man for our time?

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

Ryan Sheales on The Prince, the second in the Faculty of Arts’ 10 great books series. 

The sharing economy

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

The popularity of the ‘sharing economy’ poses legal challenges. Katherine Lake and Brad Jessup explain the issues.

The march to embrace human rights

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

The modern human rights movement has been built on a bedrock of shame, writes Ryan Sheales.

Are we there yet?

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

More than 100 years after the first International Women’s Day, in 1911, Australian women still face serious problems. The national rates of family violence are terrifying, and gender equity in the workplace is an ongoing battle. Zoe Nikakis explores the issues. 

Early childhood education under qualifications threat

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

Early Childhood Education Associate Professor Kay Margetts writes that the quality of education for children in care and pre-school is under threat by changes to the qualification requirements of staff.