School of Social and Political Sciences - Theses
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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 ...
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 ...