The Social Futures and Life Pathways (“Our Lives” project) is a longitudinal study of young Queenslanders who began high school in 2006, aged 12/13 years. As they grow older, the study investigates how participants’ values, aspirations, and future plans develop and influence their entry into the labour market, tertiary education, family life, and civic/political participation.
The goal of this study is to examine the impact global change and uncertainty is having on young people’s experiences in these domains, and to better understand how existing social traditions and institutions can mediate this impact. By combining large scale survey research with in-depth interviewing, the Our Lives project assesses major theories about contemporary social change and its implications for young people’s emerging life pathways.
Timor Sea maritime border dispute under the microscope
The maritime boundaries dispute between Australia and Timor-Leste will be discussed by representatives from the Australian and Timor-Leste governments, and experts in international law at a public seminar in Melbourne next week co-hosted by Monash and Swinburne.
No prospect of release: Kevin Crump and the human rights implications of life imprisonment
Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Monash University and Wendy O’Brien, Deakin University A NSW court last week dismissed … Continue reading No prospect of release: Kevin Crump and the human rights implications of life imprisonment
Radio regular: Politics lecturer joins ABC Radio segment
Dr Zareh Ghazarian, a lecturer from the School of Social Sciences, will feature in a … Continue reading Radio regular: Politics lecturer joins ABC Radio segment
Lacking a script, individuals drove the evolution of prime ministerial power
Article by Paul Strangio, Monash University; James Walter, Monash University, and Paul ‘t Hart, Utrecht University … Continue reading Lacking a script, individuals drove the evolution of prime ministerial power
Sociology’s Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett awarded MPA Supervisor of the Year 2015
Congratulations to Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett who has been awarded the honour of MPA Supervisor of … Continue reading Sociology’s Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett awarded MPA Supervisor of the Year 2015
To fight terrorism, Indonesia needs to move beyond security measures
Noor Huda Ismail Indonesian police have named a convicted terrorist, Afif Sunakim, as one of … Continue reading To fight terrorism, Indonesia needs to move beyond security measures
Q&A: why did terror hit Jakarta’s streets – and what happens next?
by Noor Huda Ismail, PhD candidate in the School of Social Sciences Explosions and gunfire on Thursday … Continue reading Q&A: why did terror hit Jakarta’s streets – and what happens next?
Student ambassador in Myanmar: 2016 Colombo Plan scholar James Barklamb
“The next few years in Myanmar promise to be a period of rapid development, democratisation and international engagement, and I am extremely fortunate and excited to be a part of this.”
The Psychology of Atomic Resistance: Monash’s Maria Rublee at Princeton seminar series
Maria spoke to a group of about 25 Princeton academics, who were mainly nuclear physicists and nuclear engineers, on the topic of “The Psychology of Atomic Resistance.”
Mutated conventions: how secrecy in the name of security harms democracy
Jude McCulloch (Monash Criminology) Secrecy is anathema to democracy. Without transparency, government may contravene its … Continue reading Mutated conventions: how secrecy in the name of security harms democracy
Monash launches new Gender, Peace and Security Initiative
On December 3, Monash proudly launched the new Gender Peace and Security Initiative, the first of its kind in Australia and the first such university initiative in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sociology Honours student discusses research on ABC Radio
Carley Fraser, who is doing Honours in Sociology this year, was recently interviewed by ABC Radio … Continue reading Sociology Honours student discusses research on ABC Radio