Recent Submissions

  • Ageing Australian Unions and the 'Youth Problem' 

    Peetz, D; Price, R; Bailey, J (Young Workers and Trade Unions: A Global View, 2015)
    Trade union membership, both in aggregate numbers and in density, has declined in the majority of advanced economies globally over recent decades (Blanchflower, 2007). In Australia, the decline in the 1990s was somewhat ...
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  • Class, Attitudes and the Climate Crisis 

    Peetz, David; Murray, Georgina (Public Opinion, Campaign Politics & Media Audiences: New Australian Perspectives, 2017)
    There is a widespread scientific consensus on the dangers posed by climate change to human societies and the role of humans in causing the great majority of those climatic changes. 1 Yet action on climate change has been ...
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  • The Policy Relevance of Comparative Criminology: On Evidence-Based Policies, Policy Learning and the Scales of the Discipline 

    Karstedt, Susanne (Crime Prevention and Justice in 2030: UN and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 2021)
    Comparative criminology has an ever more important role in the discipline, and relevance for international and national crime and justice policies. International organisations increasingly use evidence from comparative ...
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  • Challenging the plague of indifference: COVID-19 and posthumanistic education for sustainability 

    Sammel, A; Corcoran, Peter Blaze (COVID-19: Paving the Way for a More Sustainable World, 2021)
    Reflective of this COVID-19 era, Maxine Greene’s analysis of Albert Camus’ great novel, The Plague, reminds us “that the plague can be understood as a metaphor for people’s indifference or distancing or thoughtlessness” ...
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  • Conflicts within Transnational Finance Capital and the Motivations of Climate-Interested Investors 

    Peetz, D; Murray, G (Globalization and Transnational Capitalism in Asia and Oceania, 2016)
    The corporation under capitalism has been described as an “externalizing machine” (Bakan, 2004). Since the industrial revolution, profits have relied upon not only the ability to extract surplus value but also the ability ...
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  • Genocide 

    Karstedt, Susanne (The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism, 2020)
    This chapter focuses on the particular and unique links between the crime of genocide and ethnicity, nationality, and race. It demonstrates these links first in the legal histories of the crime of genocide. The chapter ...
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  • Autonomous Cyber Capabilities and Attribution in the Law of State Responsibility 

    Haataja, Samuli (Autonomous Cyber Capabilities under International Law, 2021)
    This chapter considers attribution in the law of State responsibility for conduct involving the use of autonomous cyber capabilities (ACCs). It consist of four sections. The first section provides an overview of ACCs and ...
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  • Consolidation of soft soil 

    Gratchev, Ivan; Jeng, Dong-Sheng; Oh, Erwin (Soil Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2018)
    Project relevance: For construction of roads and embankments, soil material must be compacted to its densest state, which will result in higher soil strength and long-term stability. To obtain the compaction characteristics ...
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  • Mohr circle and stresses 

    Gratchev, Ivan; Jeng, Dong-Sheng; Oh, Erwin (Soil Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2018)
    Project relevance: The proposed sand embankment will generate additional loads on the soft and wet alluvial clay. It is thus essential to know how the applied loads will distribute in the soil mass and whether the soil ...
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  • Principles of soil deformation 

    Gratchev, Ivan; Jeng, Dong-Sheng; Oh, Erwin (Soil Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2018)
    Project relevance: Once we know the stresses acting in soil mass, we can estimate the amount of deformation that soil can undergo during construction after the load application. This chapter will introduce the definitions ...
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  • Principles of water flow in soil 

    Gratchev, Ivan; Jeng, Dong-Sheng; Oh, Erwin (Soil Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2018)
    Project relevance: Canal construction involves soil excavation, which would likely cause changes in ground water conditions. This may result in water seepage under the structure, which would have an impact on the stress ...
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  • Shear strength of soil 

    Gratchev, Ivan; Jeng, Dong-Sheng; Oh, Erwin (Soil Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2018)
    Project relevance: Shear strength of soil is used in slope stability analyses and engineering designs. Before the sand embankment is built at the project site to consolidate the soft alluvial clay, it is necessary to ...
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  • Soil classification 

    Gratchev, Ivan; Jeng, Dong-Sheng; Oh, Erwin (Soil Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2018)
    Project relevance: There are different types of soil at the project site. To know what exactly we deal with, we are required to classify each soil and determine its characteristics such as grain-size distribution and ...
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  • Soil compaction 

    Gratchev, Ivan; Jeng, Dong-Sheng; Oh, Erwin (Soil Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2018)
    Project relevance: For construction of roads and embankments, soil material must be compacted to its densest state, which will result in higher soil strength and long-term stability. To obtain the compaction characteristics ...
    BOOK CHAPTER
  • Rock mass formation 

    Gratchev, Ivan (Rock Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2019)
    This chapter introduces basic geology and discuss the effect of rock structures in relation to rock properties. Rock formation is a complex process that occurs in the lithosphere, and it is accompanied by tectonic activities ...
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  • Rock mass ratings and properties 

    Gratchev, Ivan (Rock Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2019)
    Engineers have excavated rocks for mining and tunnel purposes for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, there have been several occasions where a section or the whole tunnel collapsed in weak or heavily weathered rocks. To ...
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  • Rock properties and laboratory data analysis 

    Gratchev, Ivan (Rock Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2019)
    This chapter introduces the basic properties of rock, discusses commonly used experimental procedures and explains how to interpret data from lab tests. The specific gravity is a dimensionless number, which is used to ...
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  • Rocks and rock minerals 

    Gratchev, Ivan (Rock Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2019)
    This chapter explains how rocks are formed and discuss different methods of identifying the most common rocks and minerals. All rocks are composed of minerals, which are naturally occurring inorganic substances with a ...
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  • Rock slope stability 

    Gratchev, Ivan (Rock Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2019)
    This chapter introduces major landslide causes and triggers and outlines the principles of slope stability analysis for rock mass. It discusses the slope stability at the project site with considerations of different ground ...
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  • Rocks and tunnels 

    Gratchev, Ivan (Rock Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2019)
    This chapter discusses engineering problems related to rock mass during underground constructions. Rock bursting or squeezing can occur in hard or soft rocks under high stresses, compromising the stability of underground ...
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