Re-thinking participation in prospective exercises – part two (including, for something completely different, discussion of the prospect of legalised doping in professional sport!)

Sociological perspectives tend to focus on the social world, what constitutes it and its influence on individuals, etc, rather than focussing their analysis on individuals (as, say, psychology does). Crucial foci are social structures of various types, the development and reproduction of social roles (and associated role structures), etc, and how these and related processes …

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Review of ‘Power Failure: The Inside Story of Climate Politics Under Rudd and Gillard’

Philip Chubb – Head of Journalism in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University – recently published a new book on climate policy and politics in Australia entitled Power Failure: The Inside Story of Climate Politics Under Rudd and Gillard. In Power Failure he seeks to understand “what really happened inside the …

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