School of Social and Political Sciences - Theses
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On the Way Home: Christian Migrants and the Liturgical Self
This thesis tells the stories of Christian migrants who all go to church in the same suburb in the north of Melbourne. It explores the ways in which their faith journey and migration story are intertwined and seeks to show ...
Family Violence as State Crime: A new framework for theory, practice, and remedy
Family violence is the most prevalent form of violence worldwide, and is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men against women and children. In recent years, Australia has been a leader in the global movement to give this problem ...
We're all managers now: the discursive influence of management consultants
Over the last century, management consulting has enjoyed a meteoric rise. As part of this, consultants have, more and more, become key actors in modern governance systems. This has led academic and non-academic authors ...
A practical critique of social-scientific reason in the historical study of crime: the politics of historical criminology and its place in the historiography of crime and criminal justice
Significant conceptual, professional and institutional developments have taken place over the last fifty years or so at the crossroad of criminology and history that deserve critical scrutiny and examination. From the ...
Youth, recession, and the buffering role of institutions: a cross-country comparison
How do labour market and education institutions affect youth’s initial or early labour market outcomes during a recession compared to the pre-recession period? Does the impact of institutions on youth’s labour market ...
The making of masculinities: gender performances and reimagined sexual decision-making among heterosexual men in Northern Thailand
Research has found that gender is not biological; rather, it is a social construction (Butler, 1993; Connell, 1995); gender performances are thus continuously constructed through everyday interactions, discourses, and ...
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 ...