School of Social Sciences

  • State by state, it’s still Malcolm Turnbull’s election to lose Nick EconomouNick Economou, Monash University Even though it is not yet official, the 2016 election is all but set for July 2. The election will be a double-dissolution poll on the basis of the Senate’s refusal to pass the government’s bill to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is clearly of the view ...
  • What we know and suspect about the causes of Parkinson’s disease 95e778a98d8592287659a77a6af07b9a_nDr Narelle Warren from Monash Arts School of Social Sciences is part of a team of health researchers and scientists who are looking at the causes of Parkinson’s disease
  • Monash Arts welcomes the first Monash Asylum Seeker Bursary recipient Ali-Khan-ProfileAli Khan, a new member of the Monash Arts student family, came to Australia from Afghanistan, via Pakistan. He is a member of the Hazara community, a persecuted minority group in West Asia. This year, Ali took up the Monash Asylum Seeker Bursary and started his Bachelor of Arts at Caulfield. “I didn’t speak much ...
  • Explainer: the road to a July 2 double-dissolution election Dr Zareh Ghazarianby Zareh Ghazarian, Monash University Australia appears set for a double-dissolution federal election on July 2 after the government’s bill to restore the Australian Building and Construction Commission failed to pass the Senate – again. How double dissolutions work Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appears to have built his government’s electoral strategy on contesting a double-dissolution election. Section 57 ...
  • Social Sciences grad Lucie Cadzow heads to Oxford on Clarendon Scholarship Lucie Cadzow (left) with her supervisor, Dr. Remy Davison.A Monash Social Sciences graduate has won a scholarship to study at the University of Oxford. Lucie Cadzow, an Honours graduate in Politics & International Relations, has been awarded a prestigious Clarendon Scholarship to study a M.Phil, leading to D.Phil research at Oxford. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded to academically excellent students with the best proven and future ...
  • Criminology Public Panel: New and Persistent Challenges in Sexual Violence Criminological HorizensOn Wednesday 6 April 2016, the Monash Criminological Horizons Annual Public Lecture was held at the Village Roadshow Theatrette, Victoria State Library before a packed crowd of 200 researchers, students, members of various academic institutions, legal practitioners, police, government department representatives and victim advocacy and support workers. The anticipation surrounding this year’s panel – Sexual ...
  • New Report on Restrictive and Coercive Interventions in Disability and Mental Health Care claire-spivakovsky-smMonash criminologist, Dr Claire Spivakovsky has released a short Reportdetailing findings from a state-wide consultation into the current landscape of research, policy and practice in disability and mental health care. The Report is based on a number of interviews Claire recently conducted with key stakeholders in policy, service provision, advocacy and practice-based research across the ...
  • Homicide, Gender and Responsibility Edited Collection published Kate-front-cover-image-200x300Monash criminologists Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Professor Sandra Walklate have edited a new book examining the relationship between homicide, gender and responsibility. Homicide, Gender and Responsibility: An International Perspective brings together a range of leading international  criminology and legal scholars to provide a unique contribution to the academic and policy engagement with the crime of homicide. ...
  • Millennials v baby boomers: a battle we could have done without Roberts-profile-photo-smallBy Steven Roberts, Monash University and Kim Allen, University of Leeds The generation of young people who came of age during the new millennium – “millennials”, as they’re commonly known – has divided opinion like no other. Some have deemed them a self-pitying and entitled bunch; lazy, deluded and narcissistic. Others take a more sympathetic view, raising ...
  • Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence Report Royal Commission into Family ViolenceRoyal Commission calls for complete overhaul of Victoria’s family violence services and responses Monash Criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon has published an article on The Conversationproviding an overview of the Report and Recommendations released today by the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Commission’s Report contained 227 recommendations to transform the family violence system in Victoria. Kate’s article ...
  • ‘Silent victims’: royal commission recommends better protections for child victims of family violence Kate-Fitz-GibbonBy Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Monash University and Wendy O’Brien, Deakin University Among the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence’s most important recommendations is the powerful acknowledgement that family violence has devastating effects on children. Commissioner Marcia Neave described children as the “silent victims” of family violence. This important emphasis has been a long time coming. The commission noted that children have conventionally been ...
  • Royal commission calls for complete overhaul of Victoria’s family violence services and responses Kate-Fitz-GibbonKate Fitz-Gibbon, Monash University The Royal Commission into Family Violence’s final report, containing 227 recommendations, recommends drastic and much-needed change to Victoria’s responses to, and prevention of, family violence. The seven-volume report and recommendations follow 13 months of evidence-gathering. The commission received more than 1,000 written submissions, held 44 group sessions attended by around 850 people, and ...
  • A long election campaign is not necessarily a big risk for Turnbull Nick EconomouBy Nick Economou There is a saying in boxing that you should never telegraph your punches if you can help it. Former prime minister Tony Abbott was a boxer in his youth, but it appears that current leader Malcolm Turnbull never pulled on the gloves because, if he had, he might be more alert to the ...
  • The boats may have ‘stopped’, but more refugees are stuck in limbo in Indonesia Antje MissbachBy Antje Missbach, Monash University and Tom Brown, University of Adelaide Ahead of a regional forum to combat people smuggling this week, Indonesia has requested that Australia accept more of the growing number of refugees stuck there in transit. Since Australia enacted its controversial Operation Sovereign Borders policy in September 2013, more and more refugees are spending longer periods ...
  • Challenging nuclear norms: A conversation with International Relations lecturer Dr Maria Rost Rublee Maria-University-Peace-croppedEver wondered why some countries build a nuclear arsenal, while others choose not to? Is it economics, power, security strategies, or something else? Dr Maria Rost Rublee is a senior lecturer in International Relations at Monash’s School of Social Sciences. She spends her day (when she isn’t teaching International Relations theory and inspiring students to ...
  • New book published by Border Crossing Observatory Team 9781137465955A team of researchers from the Border Crossing Observatory has co-authored a new book that analyses temporary migration in the Asia Pacific region. ‘Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific: Transnational lives, human rights and state control’, written by Claudia Tazreiter from The University of NSW, Leanne Weber, Sharon Pickering and Marie Segrave of Monash Criminology, and ...
  • Monash Filicide Research in The Age danielle-tyson-2015In the wake of several high profile murders of children by their parents, Monash filicide researchers are calling for a public health campaign to prevent further deaths. In an article in this Saturday’s Age, freelance journalist Annabel Stafford (Insight, The Age, 12 March 2016, p. 30-31) tells the story of childhood friend, Sarah (not her real ...
  • Dr Remy Davison meets with Italian Chief Economic Advisor Dr Filippo Taddei Taddei Davison photoThe School of Social Sciences’ Dr. Remy Davison met recently with a senior Italian government representative hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Dr. Davison, the Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, met with Dr. Filippo Taddei, the Chief Economic Adviser to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Dr. Taddei is a guest of the ...
  • What might a ‘Brexit’ mean for the Anglosphere – and Australia? Ben Wellingsby Ben Wellings Eurosceptics in Britain face one pressing question as the in/out referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union looms: what alternative to the EU do they propose? The Remain campaign has British Prime Minister David Cameron’s renegotiated relationship with Europe to offer. The Leave campaign has offered up various small European countries as ...
  • RSVP Now for the Monash Criminological Horizons Annual Lecture Sexual violence and exploitation is a significant and serious ongoing social problem. With the evolution of advanced technologies, we are witnessing new and persistent challenges emerging in how we can best respond, prevent and address the significant harms caused by sexual violence, alongside modern mechanisms and outlets for “achieving justice” for victim-survivors. Despite the introduction of ...
  • PhD student wins South Asia scholarship for field work in India and Bangladesh Francesco Gimelli receives his award from the Minister for International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck, at the Endeavour Awards in Canberra.Social Sciences’ PhD candidate Francesco Gimelli has won an Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship to go towards six months’ fieldwork in India and Bangladesh.  Mr Gimelli, who is a student with the joint Monash and CRC for Water Sensitive Cities’ Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Program (GRIP), will work with disadvantaged communities on improving women’s access to water. One of only 32 ...
  • Dr Asher Flynn co-edits International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Special Issue on Critical Criminology International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social DemocracyTo highlight the importance of critical criminology discussions in addressing some of the most important social, legal and environmental issues of our time, Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn and ARC Future Fellow, Professor Mark Halsey (Flinders University) have co-edited a special edition of the International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy on Critical Criminology. The collection brings ...
  • Restless right wing and a troublesome Senate: what’s a ‘good’ win for Turnbull? Nick Economouby Nick Economou When she replaced Kevin Rudd as Labor leader and prime minister, Julia Gillard went to the polls to try to win a mandate for her new government. The Australian electorate, however, dealt Gillard a major blow in the House of Representatives. The surge in Labor’s primary vote that brought the party to government in ...
  • Oxfam-Monash Innovators’ Sustain Me recycling app goes nation-wide Eleanor Meyer and Stephen Halpin, founders of the Sustain Me appMonash alumni Eleanor Meyer (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts) and Stephen Halpin (Bachelor of Education), have been very busy since graduating, developing the Sustain Me recycling app. The success of the app in Victoria means that they’ve decided to take the big step of launching it nation wide. The idea for Sustain Me came about in ...
  • Monash Asia Institute seminar: Reconsidering masculinities and femininities in the Southeast Asian context SEAThis seminar series, organised by the Monash Asia Institute, brings together various scholars from different disciplines to generate discussions on studying issues of sex and sexualities from a trans-Asian perspective. Globalisation has enabled the increasing visibility of trans-border gender and LGBT issues in Asia such as human trafficking, vulnerability to armed conflicts and disasters, violence against ...
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