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 Population Publications
Australians oppose asylum seekers arriving by boat but support the migration program.
Market pricing, not water restrictions, is the best way of dealing with shortages.
Where migrants come from can tell us something about how they might fit in.
Skepticism and Freedom: A Modern Case for Classical Liberalism by Richard A. Epstein (University of Chicago Press, 2003.)
Past Wrongs, Future Rights by Michael Warby (Tasman Institute, 1997.)
What It Means To Be A Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation Charles Murray (Broadway Books, 1997.)
When Strangers Cooperate: Using Social Conventions to Govern Ourselves by David W. Brown (The Free Press, 1996.)
Politicians have an incentive to get it right- as do their advisers.
The economic inefficiency of patents.
An Intellectual History of Liberalism by Pierre Manent (Princeton University Press, 1994.)
Trends in Biomedical edited by Hiram Caton (Butterworths, 1990.)