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Putting the social back into social sciences!

Written by Eva Cox, brief version of 2015 Keynote Address: I start by paying my respects to the First Nations and acknowledge their overlooked and potential contributions to Australia’s social well-being. I note we have much to learn from them about valuing social connections and collective functioning, which links to this Conference and my topic […]

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Neoliberalism and the resurgence of populism

Written by Vedi R. Hadiz, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne: The rise of populism has been witnessed virtually across the globe as a response to new social dislocations associated with the deepening of neoliberal globalisation. This is so even if the expressions of populism will vary enormously. Not surprisingly, populist politics has been drawn into […]

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Synopsis of keynote address, TASA Conference 2015

Written by Itty Abraham, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, NUS, Singapore: It’s pretty obvious that technological change affects society, but how it does so is not always clear. In the keynote address I gave at the last TASA Conference (Cairns, 2015), I tried to show how, even as the world appears to become more and […]

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So you thought organising a conference was a piece of cake…?!!!: A post-script to organising TASA 2015

Written by Anne Stephens, James Cook University: Gosh, I’m so darn relieved it went well! TASA2015 will stand out in my mind as one of the most fulfilling professional endeavours I have ever undertaken. As co-convener with Theresa Petray, we were backed up by an incredible team of TASA Executive Committee members, our JCU Local […]

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