Our publications are the most important means of contact between the Centre's ideas and its general readership. Since 1976, The Centre for Independent Studies has produced some of the most authoritative publications in Australasian academia. From the influential Lands of Shame to the authoritative Will China Fail? CIS has published hundreds of publications covering topics from the social policy to legal affairs to religion and education.
In addition to books, the CIS publishes a range of shorter publications: Issue Analyses deal with controversial and current issues and Policy Mongraphs investigate and offer policy solutions. Since 1984, Policy magazine has published feature articles and reviews authored by some of the foremost national and international thinkers on public policy and ideas. The quality of writing and the diversity of topics in Policy ensure its status as a 'must read' by leading politicans, businesspeople and academics.
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All Pacific Publications
Until the islands establish the rule of law, they will continue to suffer from the 'dark side' of globalisation.
Five Out of Ten: A Performance Report on the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI)
Should Australia and New Zealand Open Their Doors to Guest Workers From the Pacific? Costs and Benefits
Tuvalu and Nauru are both small Pacific states, but Nauru has been badly governed.
Some of the problems that have plagued states in sub-saharan Africa may well be emerging in the South Pacific as well.
Tigers: Leaders of the New Asia Pacific by Greg Sheridan (Allen & Unwin, 1997.)
Rethinking the Pacific by Gerald Segal (Oxford University Press, 1990.)
Race and Politics in Fiji by Robert Norton (University of Queensland Press, 1990.)
Strategy and the South-West Pacific: An Australian Perspective by Owen Harries (Pacific Security Research Institute, 1989.)