Melbourne School of Government - Theses
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Evaluation and value for money: development of an approach using explicit evaluative reasoning
There is increasing scrutiny on social investments to determine whether they deliver value for money (VFM), but current approaches to assessing VFM are incomplete. The disciplines of economics and evaluation share an ...
The liberating potential of the web?: the ambivalent power of the internet in Chinese democratisation
To what extent does the internet contribute to democratisation in China? This thesis tests competing answers to this question. It does so by critically bridging the views that frame the internet as a revolutionary force ...
The role of microfinance as a tool for economic empowerment of women in Lahore and adjoining rural areas
During the last three decades, the micro finance sector has witnessed immense growth, being seen as a tool for poverty alleviation and bringing financial sustainability through provision of micro loans to lower income ...
Does the implementation of a formal performance management system improve employee performance? Perspective of Indonesian civil servants
Recently, a new individual performance management system (PPKP) was introduced within the Indonesian civil service system. The purpose was to stimulate employees’ performance which was expected to have a great impact to ...
The political economy of contestation over land resources in Cambodia
In the social movement literature, scholars have proposed that the success or failure of social movements is shaped by several factors, including: social movement strategies and organisational arrangements; cost-benefit ...
Examining the link between democracy and inclusive economic growth in Southeast Asia
Embedded in all our assumptions and hopes for democracy is the belief that a democratic system will make life better, economically and socially, for its citizens. Given this almost universal assumption it is surprising how ...
False economy: New Public Management and the welfare-to-work market in Australia
In 1994 the Australian Government opened case management services for the long-term unemployed to the market, laying the foundation for its now fully privatised employment services system. The system was a pioneering ...
Radical Transparency in Democratic Governing: Democracy unbound within a networked society?
This thesis considers the extent that (digitally) mediated projects of transparency afford new modes of democratic governing. It puts forward the concept of ̳radical transparency‘ to describe shifts in the technologies ...
The Millennium Development Goals: a gendered critique within the context of climate change
This minor thesis applies a gendered lens to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) within the context of climate change. This was done in order to examine the degree that the MDGs will be affected by climate change as ...