Is the world suffering from treaty fatigue?
Judge James Crawford on the diminishing appetite of nation states to join new international agreements or remain in established ones.
The rise and reach of transnational policing
Criminologist Ben Bowling on how policing is increasingly crossing national borders, raising serious questions about governance and public accountability.
Political thinker John Keane on the rise of corrupt political regimes that employ democratic rhetoric, social media and economic growth to win over the public.
Accounting the Cost of War
In WW2, Australia began manufacturing munitions, and a team of accountants from the University of Melbourne was called in by the government to stop profiteering
Australia’s Foreign Policy for dangerous times
As Australia prepares its first Foreign Policy White Paper in more than a decade, the University of Melbourne looks at the need to strengthen ties with Asia.
Have you been nudged today?
Nudge Theory draws on human behaviour to create subtle policy 'nudges' that encourage people to make good or healthier choices. The Policy Shop investigates.
Private VET providers corner share of booming market
Private Vocational and Education Training (VET) providers are often ill-equipped to respond to the needs of young early school leavers, new research shows.
Government: When enough is enough
How much government is too much? The size of government in Australia is no bigger than average but some fear the nanny state is taking over.
Watch the video: The verdict on ESOC 2015
Watch the video: The key takeouts for three University of Melbourne academics from the Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2015.
Governments have lost the art of involving the people
South Australia is developing a new range of tools that involve people in making public decisions.