Public administration

Capacity constraints and public financial management in small Pacific island countries

Sound public financial management is a key concern of Pacific island country governments and their development partners. Public Expenditure and Financial...

The future of social policy- changing the paradigm

The future of the social state is, throughout the world, uncertain, but, as Piketty argues, it is of the utmost importance. The dominant paradigm for...

Why does the government fail to improve the living conditions of migrant workers in Shanghai?

How to get affordable housing is the primary concern of many peasant migrants working in Shanghai. Although the central government has issued a series of...

New urbanisation under globalisation and the social implications in China

China launched a new urbanisation programme for the period of 2014–2020. The new urbanisation programme will produce positive impacts on China’s social...

Caribbean integration—lessons for the Pacific?

The members of the Pacific Islands Forum have recently considered a quite critical review of the Pacific Plan for strengthening regional cooperation and...

The dynamics of satisfaction with working hours in Australia: the usefulness of panel data in evaluating the case for policy intervention

The case for policy intervention in social or economic problems should be based on incidence, severity and persistence of the problem. In this article, we...

Timor-Leste's pursuit of inclusive opportunity

The article asks if Timor-Leste’s high rate of economic growth has been matched by progress in reaching the young nation’s goal of inclusive opportunity....

The politics of tax reform in Australia

Increasingly short-term, opportunistic, adversarial politics has consistently constrained and compromised significant and genuine tax reform in Australia....

Regional service delivery among Pacific island countries: an assessment

Pacific Island countries face a range of development challenges, including smallness, distance from major markets and capacity constraints. Regional...

Next generation Internet policy in Japan, China and India

This Internet is facing a critical moment in its history as Internet addresses begin to run out. The Asia Pacific is the region most deeply affected by...

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