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Introduction to Contemporary Political Theory

The course will cover ideas which are central to contemporary political theory, for example: Conflict Theories; Shared-Values Theories and Exchange Theories. We will begin with a short overview of the history of political theory as a background to the present, and will cover theorists such as Hobbes, Montesquieu, de Tocqueville, and others. Some of the topics covered in the course are: Civil Society and its role in contemporary political reality; Contemporary Social Contract theory... [More]
$260 Limited inc GST / $234
Introduction to Contemporary Political Theory

<p>The course will cover ideas which are central to contemporary political theory, for example: Conflict Theories; Shared-Values Theories and Exchange Theories. We will begin with a short overview of

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History of Law

Examine the history of law, and the thinkers and events that have shaped our legal heritage in the West, particularly the common law tradition. We study philosophers from Ancient Greece and developments in Rome; the medieval world, the Magna Carta, and the English revolution; and the American, French and industrial revolutions to arrive at an undrestanding of the law that governs us in the 21st century. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction: What is Law? Law in the Ancient World The Medieval... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
History of Law

<p>Examine the history of law, and the thinkers and events that have shaped our legal heritage in the West, particularly the common law tradition. We study philosophers from Ancient Greece and

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Calls for a Nuclear Free World

The Australian Red Cross continues to call for a nuclear free world. Along with 132 states, it supported the United Nations Prohibition and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Conference in Nagasaki in April 2017. How is this call a continuation of work from such people as Albert Einstein (1879-1955) and Rachel Carson (1907-1964)? Both spoke fearlessly about the dangers of science and the need to make peace with the planet. SUGGESTED READING Alice Calaprice & Trevor Lipscombe, Albert... [More]
$36 Limited inc GST
Calls for a Nuclear Free World

<p>The Australian Red Cross continues to call for a nuclear free world. Along with 132 states, it supported the United Nations Prohibition and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Conference in Nagasaki in

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Where have all the Koalas Gone?

Will today’s children ever see a koala in the wild? When the last Tasmanian Tiger died in Hobart Zoo in 1936, it heralded in its extinction. What now awaits the fate of Australia’s wildlife – such as our iconic koala – as governments unwind ‘green tape’? Will we soon have to confront our children’s question - "Where have all the koalas gone?" SUGGESTED READING 2014, Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia’s Future Environment, CSIRO Publishing 2009, Australia’s Biodiversity... [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
Where have all the Koalas Gone?

<p>Will today’s children ever see a koala in the wild? When the last Tasmanian Tiger died in Hobart Zoo in 1936, it heralded in its extinction. What now awaits the fate of Australia’s wildlife – such

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The Protection of the Australian Environment: Possums and Power

Why is it so rare to hear about Australia’s biodiversity crisis? Learn about some of Australia’s threatened species including Sydney’s Pygmy Possum, Victoria’s Leadbeater Possum and Kosciusko’s Mountain Pygmy Possum. Understand the power of ideas, science, art, conservation groups and movements that successfully argued for the protection of Australia’s environment. Reflect on recent successes and failures and consider solutions for the protection of the Australia’s environment.... [More]
$36 Limited inc GST
The Protection of the Australian Environment: Possums and Power

<p>Why is it so rare to hear about Australia’s biodiversity crisis? Learn about some of Australia’s threatened species including Sydney’s Pygmy Possum, Victoria’s Leadbeater Possum and Kosciusko’s

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What is Happening in the Philippines?

Media reports on events in Mindanao have been superficial. We put the problem in perspective and explain what is new and what is not. We also examine at the controversial President Duterte. [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
What is Happening in the Philippines?

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