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`Marriage' to capital: the fallback positions of Fiji's women garment workers

The May 2000 coup in Fiji prompted a flight of capital from the country's garment industry. As workers lost their jobs, attention turned away from improving wages and conditions to retaining garment factory jobs in the country. What can feminist researche ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00

The impact of institutional racism upon indigenous economic and human development in Australia

Within Australia, State employment programmes are an essential means of attempting to redress the substantial social and economic disadvantages experienced by indigenous Australians, particularly at the community level. While such programmes expend large ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00

Collaborative research as an anti-poverty tool: a research partnership between police and indigenous Australians

This paper reports on a collaborative research project that shows how participatory social research can be used as a strategy for combating social exclusion. The Crime Prevention Partnership Project brought together dominant and disempowered groups to exp ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:50

`Engendering' environmental projects: the case of eco-timber production in the Solomon Islands

Worldwide concern for the environment has spawned a new field of interest and expertise within the development assistance industry. Environmental projects have become the new `darling' of the foreign aid community with donors and practitioners vying for s ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:59

Between four worlds: building research capacity in Papua New Guinea

Aid agencies provide significant funding for research that is directed at socio-economic development. These agencies typically require out-of-country (OC) researchers to work with in-country (IC) researchers on such projects. Moreover, building the resear ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02

Ni Vanuatu women graduates: what happens when they go home?

Part of New Zealand’s aid to Pacific Island nations is in the form of tertiary scholarships. Students awarded scholarships study at tertiary institutions throughout the Pacific, including New Zealand. But what is it like when they return home, fitting bac ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03

Women's groups for whom? The colonisation of women's groups in Papua New Guinea

Women's groups in Papua New Guinea, often under the influence of colonial and church governance in the past, still have an ambiguous function which serves to isolate women and `women's issues' rather than spread gender sensitivity. The author concludes th ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05

Maori community-based sustainable development: a research progress report

Some indigenous peoples are attempting to explore approaches to defining and implementing sustainable development in ways appropriate to them. In 1998, four Maori iwi (tribal) organisations embarked on a research project with a research team from the Univ ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:10