Leonard Wood won fame at the sharp end of the American Empire – first with Theodore Roosevelt in Cuba during the Spanish American War and then in the Philippines as Governor of Moro Province, where he led the brutal suppression of an indigenous rebellion between 1903 and 1906. He then served as Army Chief of Staff between 1910 and 1914, and then argued for American military preparedness as World War I engulfed the rest of the western world. Along the way Wood grew ever closer to the Republican Party, to Roosevelt, and alienated the Democratic Wilson administration.
In Australia, there are socio-demographic differences in children’s outcomes. Evidence suggests that these differences can extend into adulthood. Work and family structures are important environmental influences on children’s development, which may contribute to inequality. However, it is not well understood how the impact of parental work arrangements on children varies between different families. This project seeks to understand how the work‑family interface differs between families with different socio‑demographic characteristics.
Many prominent cognitive neuroscientists argue that the present categories of cognitive science are badly misguided, and that neuroscientific work will radically revise our 'cognitive ontology.' Implicit in these debates is the assumption that cognitive science must aim at unification, in part because cognitive models of different domains must ultimately interact with one another. That can be denied, and has been denied by a number of so-called contextualists, including (apparently) me.
A Third Perspective between Colonialism and Nationalism: Inter-Colonial Health Governing Schemes of the League of Nations’ Far Eastern Rural Hygiene Conference, Bandung 1937
Shortly after the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, the League of Nations held the Far Eastern Rural Hygiene Conference in Bandung, which was hosted by the Dutch East Indies government, between 3–13 August 1937. The conference of 1937 has long been overshadowed by the other Bandung Conference of 1955, which launched the third force of non-alliance in the bipolar Cold War politics, led by post-colonial leaders in Asia.
Since 2011, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has been collecting individual service level data from Indigenous primary health care organisations against a set of national key performance indicators. These indicators look at both the organisational processes and health outcomes in the areas of maternal and child health; preventative health and chronic disease management. The AIHW works with services to improve their data quality and return the data back to services to inform their own continuous quality improvement activities.
Bhutan is witnessing a wave of drastic fertility decline in recent decades. Its total fertility rate (TFR) currently sits at 2.3 children per woman. Bhutan’s TFR declined from a high of 5.6 in 1994 to a near replacement fertility level of 2.3 in 2012. Since fertility is considered one of the principal determinants of population growth, its changes mainly affect the age-structure, size and distribution of any population. The median age of population in Bhutan stands at 24 years, demonstrating a young population structure.
Around the world the urgency, strength and legitimacy of Indigenous people's concerns, aspirations and values are increasing as Indigenous people exert their rights and treaties in the judicial courts, the political arena and the court of public opinion. As a result of land loss and severe control and limitations set by the various levels of government on the free use of and continuing benefit from their natural resources, Indigenous people have become increasingly dependent on welfare measures (United Nations, 2009: 24-25).
A seminar co-hosted by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research and the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods
This seminar, presented by Greg Dresser and Eevon Chia from CareWest in Orange, will describe a range of research projects related to service delivery in regional New South Wales, a region with a large Aboriginal population. These projects cover topics such as access to community transport, telehealth and supporting older people to live independent lives.
In this talk I will grapple with Being Itself. I don’t quite argue that backwards causation is impossible, but near enough: viz., that bilking is impossible. If this result conflicts with the deliverances of modern physics, so much the worse for those deliverances. As usual, I eschew all modern contrivances, such as the electric ‘word processor’. Instead, I rely on the tried and tested tools of the philosopher’s trade: a whiteboard marker and a sturdy goat.
The period from 1910 to 1939 was one of the most turbulent chapters in New South Wales (NSW) labour history. It was defined by intense ideological conflict, winner-take-all factional warfare, widespread accusations of corruption, and multiple Labor Party splits. Intertwined within these issues were questions of democracy and oligarchy within the movement. Questions, that is, of the extent to which ordinary trade union and Labor Party members should control labour institutions.
The Australian Census has attracted some controversy in its 105-year history, yet little compares to the hype and infamy of Census 2016. After almost losing the five-yearly Census—in an attempt to make cost savings—the Census was saved and an announcement was made in late 2015 of data enhancements.
The 9th Annual Australasian Public Choice Society Conference will be hosted by the Research School of Social Sciences School of Philosophy at the Australian National University.
The plenary speakers for this conference will be:
- Keith Dowding (SPIR, ANU)
- Mike Munger (Political Science, Duke University)Registration Fee:
$200; concession: $150 for full-time doctoral students.
The Australian Census: An overview of the collection and how it is used to derive population estimates
The Australian Census is the largest data collection undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and has been running for over 100 years. The aim of the Census is to accurately collect data on the key characteristics of all people in Australia on Census night and the dwellings in which they live. These data are crucial to the creation of other ABS statistics, including official population estimates which are released quarterl
Faced with an unprecedented threat to national security during the Second World War, the Commonwealth government assumed extraordinary powers. These extended beyond the military effort to the measures required to equip and sustain it: there were unprecedented controls over capital and labour, investment and consumption. In return for the discipline and denial demanded of civilians, the government embarked on an ambitious scheme of economic and social reconstruction.
ANU Open day gives you a chance to discover the courses and qualifications available through the School of Philosophy. There are various pathways available to you at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You'll also have the chance to take a look around the campus and learn what ANU has to offer more broadly.
ANU Open day will give you the opportunity to discover the undergraduate and postgraduate study options available through the School of History. You'll also have the chance to take a look around the campus and learn what ANU has to offer more broadly.