Public administration

The future of Hong Kong governance: the pro-independence legislators' election fallout and Beijing's political voice in Hong Kong

This article examines the activities, street-level and Legco tactics as well as the political orientation of the pro-autonomy advocates, localists and pro...

Closing the cycle: how South Australia and Asia can benefit from re-inventing used nuclear fuel management

A large and growing market exists for the management of used nuclear fuel. Urgent need for service lies in Asia, also the region of the fastest growth in...

Mitigating tensions over land conversion in Papua, Indonesia

In the south of the biodiversity-rich Indonesian province of Papua, a large agricultural program is planned for the districts around Merauke, with the...

Why a national peace agreement is important for Myanmar

As Myanmar readies itself for the second national conference on its ‘new’ peace process in February 2017, an update on outstanding issues with Myanmar’s...

Insights for Indigenous policy from the applied behavioural sciences

People are neither completely rational, nor completely random in their decisions. Rather, they exhibit predictable biases that not only make it less...

The ‘Paradox of Diversity’: economic evidence from US cities 1980–2010

We evaluate the economic significance of linguistic barriers to communication in 226 US cities from 1980 to 2010. We address the question: to what extent...

Towards a lifelong active society: coping with Japan's changing population

In order to cope with Japan’s globally unprecedented ageing population, it is extremely important to promote the employment of older people. By taking...

Influence of safety risk perception on post-Fukushima generation mix and its policy implications in Japan

Four years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, a future portfolio of the electrical power generation mix was finally and officially...

Fiscal challenges for Australia: the next decade and beyond

In Australia, both the Commonwealth and state governments are running substantial budget deficits, and future challenges are likely to make these problems...

The political economy of road management reform: Papua New Guinea's National Road Fund

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG’s) road system is in a parlous state after decades of neglect. More than half of the roads in the country require urgent...

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