Social science and social policy increasingly recognise that people’s family, friendship and other networks matter for their health and well-being. But it remains unclear why networks are important and what kinds of positive and negative effects they might have. Research has also been confined to developed counties. We develop a new theory of network effects on wellbeing and examine it...

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This project is part of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and seeks to understand how political leaders and policy makers make the decisions that affect the implementation of water sensitive cities and enhance the capacity for influencing opinion formation and policy marking to facilitate progress towards water-sensitive cities.

Despite inherent challenges and instabilities, Bolivians recognise that the exploitation of natural resources could equate to development opportunities for its majority Indigenous population.  A number of small mining companies are actively exploring opportunities to support Indigenous governance initiatives.  Currently, municipal governments in Bolivia underspend by millions and...

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The purpose of the study was to evaluate the mechanisms used by the Government of Timor-Leste to manage sub-national spending in recent years, including: i) the Local Development Program (Programa Dezenvolvimentu Lokal, PDL), underway since 2004; and ii) the Referendum Package (or Pakote Referendum, PR) initiated in 2009, and progressively refined as the Decentralized Development Program (the...

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This multidisciplinary Collaborative Research Network (CRN) project will build research capacity in several areas of emerging research strength at Southern Cross University (SCU) relevant to policy and planning research for sustainable regions. This includes policy and planning research in relation to children and young people, community health and wellbeing, tourism, regional...

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The Research, Analysis and Information Unit (RAI) of the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) have identified ‘the procedural justice thesis’ as an important development in policing research with plans to replicate US research in a UK context. To facilitate their research agenda, the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) undertook a Campbell Collaboration...

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The systematic social analysis is a collaborative interdisciplinary project between UQ, CSIRO, Griffith University and Queensland government. The project encompassed a systematic social analysis of urban water management options, including recycled water for potable use and demand management with the purpose of contributing to policy surrounding household water usage and conserving...

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This project will undertake a criminological study of the policing of targeted incidents and crime, that is, incidents and crimes motivated by bias, prejudice or hatred towards members of particular groups, communities and individuals.

It will develop a best practice policing framework for policing targeted crimes and incidents across key populations through both qualitative and...

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Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in SE Asia: The use of self-exciting models to assess the impact of CT measures on terrorist patterns over time. This grant proposes to develop mathematical models to for analyzing terrorist activity. These models will help to advance the existing theoretical understanding of terrorism and counter-terrorism measures.

The Counter Terrorism Intelligent Library (CTiL) is an initiative of the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS). Developed in 2009, the CTiL is a database and associated infrastructure that identifies, records and maintains a list of counter-terrorism interventions, all accessible through a query mechanism. This project was led by Professor Lorraine Mazerolle and Dr Gentry White...

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