School of Social and Political Sciences - Theses
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Political economy of electoral systems: electoral disproportionality, its measurement and its effect on economic inequality in democracies
Political parties represent social classes with conflicting interests. Electoral systems have direct and indirect consequences for the parties’ access to the decision-making power. A major outcome of the distribution of ...
BigData: Can virtue ethics play a role?
Big Data is a term for masses of information that is usually heterogeneous, usually from multiple sources, in multiple formats and at a scale of at least terabytes, and often substantially larger. It may be a data stream, ...
Brave new world: exploring the non-academic career pathways of women astronomy PhD graduates
Policies designed to retain women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) tend to focus on the idea of the leaky pipeline, a model for retaining women by minimising the structural barriers that force them to ...
Partnerships between microfinance institutions and formal banks: a case study in Cambodia and Australia
Partnerships between microfinance institutions (MFIs) and banks are scarce phenomena. The available literature is scant and academic understanding is limited. This thesis, therefore, endeavours to better understand ...
Staff knowledge, experience and beliefs about mechanical restraint use on people with an intellectual disability: an investigation into the potential facilitators and barriers to implementation of mechanical restraint reduction in disability services
Introduction Mechanical restraint is used on people with an intellectual disability, commonly in response to behaviours of concern involving harm to self or others. These types of restraint not only have limited effect ...
Remembering wartime rape in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina
Remembering Wartime Rape explores the complicated history of rape during the Bosnian war (1992-1995) and the collective efforts of local populations to (dis)remember the painful legacies of violence over more than two ...
Deciphering the character of landscapes for communicating information: a qualitative study of two Victorian localities identified as being ‘at-risk’ of bushfire
Based on comparative ethnography, this dissertation proposes an original framework for identifying how the social and physical environments of different localities jointly shape interactions occurring between people and ...
Class, subjectivity, and the political in Pakistan: bridging the practice-theory divide in comparative political theory
In recent times, comparative political theorists have issued a call for pluralising political theory by going beyond the discipline’s primary reliance on the canon of western political thought. A key feature of this call ...
Civil society organisations and human rights in ASEAN: the case of Indonesia
ASEAN’s progress in human rights has been a puzzling issue, especially given the Association’s rapid transformation after the Cold War. While seemingly demonstrating a formal institutionalisation of human rights, ASEAN ...
Everyday misogyny: on ‘upskirting’ as image-based sexual abuse
The objectification of women by men is an enduring reality that has continued to evolve with the technics of everyday life. Premised on presumptions of sexual access to women, upskirting is one expression of such ...