Volume 30, 2014

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    Book review: Don Dunstan, Intimacy & Liberty: a political biography
    (Flinders University, 2014) Saunders, Malcolm; Saunders, Malcolm
    Book review: Dino Hodge, "Don Dunstan, Intimacy & Liberty: a political biography", Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 2014, pp. xviii + 410, illus.,
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    Book review: “Not the Same Sky”
    (2014) James, Stephanie
    Book review: Evelyn Condon, "Not the Same Sky", Kent Town, Wakefield Press, 2013.
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    ‘In Spain with Orwell’: George Orwell and the Independent Labour Party volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
    (Flinders University, 2014) Burrowes, Darryl Anthony
    Book review: Christopher Hall, "‘In Spain with Orwell’: George Orwell and the Independent Labour Party volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, Tippermuir Books, Perth, Scotland, 2013, pp. 265 + i-xii,
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    Book review: Menzies at War
    (Flinders University, 2014) Kelly, Andrew
    Book review: Anne Henderson, "Menzies at War", Sydney, New South Publishing, 2014, 263 pp.
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    Book review: Hitler’s Last Witness: The Memoirs of Hitler’s Bodyguard.
    (Flinders University, 2014) Monteath, Peter David
    Book review: Rochus Misch, "Hitler’s Last Witness: The Memoirs of Hitler’s Bodyguard." Translated by Geoffrey Brooks with an introduction by Roger Moorhouse, Scribe, Melbourne, 2014, 243pp. + xxvii,
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    Book review: Dangerous Allies
    (Flinders University, 2014) Fazio, Daniel
    Book review: Malcolm Fraser, with Cain Roberts, "Dangerous Allies", Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 2014, pp i-viii + 360, $49.99, ISBN 978 0 522 86265 2.
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    NO PAIN, NO GAIN: Why the Civil Rights Movement Became Increasingly Violent
    (Flinders University, 2014) Williams, Amy
    The African-American Civil Rights Movement was a campaign against the racial segregation and black discrimination that gripped America and the world from the 1950s to the late 1960s. It was characterised by civil resistance, nonviolent protest and civil disobedience. This article discusses the effectiveness of the tactic of nonviolence in the movement. In doing so, it first defines the philosophy of nonviolence and the aim of those using this strategy in order to assess whether their goals were achieved and whether the strategy was effective. The article will then discuss why the movement became increasingly violent in the 1960s. It becomes evident that whilst some saw nonviolence as a way of life, others saw it simply as a tactic. The latter group grew disgruntled with the apparent lack of progress and success achieved by nonviolence and therefore adopted another strategy; self-defence. Others took a more radical turn and supported the revolutionary Black Power movement. This group arose to public attention at this time, with their militant image, attitude and rhetoric, and fought for separatism and self-determination.
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    ‘We can’t have Reds in Portugal’: The Portuguese Response to the Spanish Civil War.
    (Flinders University, 2014) Stelmach, Anita
    During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), Portugal was in a unique position, both geographically and politically, compared to other European powers. With a 1200 kilometre border shared exclusively with Spain and a young authoritarian political regime, which had established Portugal as a corporatist state in 1933, the Portuguese could not ignore the civil war on their doorstep. Regarded as the ‘poor relation’ of Europe, and viewed as the inferior partner in the historical Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, an anxious Portugal was suddenly elevated into a central position on the European political stage when Britain and France pressured the European powers into non-intervention during the Spanish conflict. This article will show that the Estado Novo government, led by Prime Minister António de Oliveira Salazar, followed a course of action in support of a Nationalist–controlled Spain under General Francisco Franco. It will be argued that this response was influenced by Salazar’s personal principles in order to protect Portuguese sovereignty and interests from the threat of communism and atheism, which Salazar associated with the Spanish Republic.
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    Cultural Abundance, Economic Scarcity: Cultural Studies, Economics, and Contemporary Australian History
    (Flinders University, 2014) Mackay, Thomas
    Economic related topics and themes are scant within contemporary Australian historiography. Although economic subjects have been covered extensively in the past, and although they are not entirely absent, they seem either dated or marginalised. To rectify this, this article promotes the emerging ‘history of capitalism’ field, which seeks to not only apply the prevailing methods of cultural history to economics, but to also revise them by reconnecting subjectivity and objectivity. It is argued that this is a very powerful and important approach, which allows historians to demystify economics and to challenge the ideas advanced by niche specialists and ideologues.
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    Fault in the mandate and flaws in state-building logic: The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands
    (Flinders University, 2014) Evans, Kylie
    The mandate, or terms of reference, applicable to a state-building mission should clearly articulate the activities and actions of the intervention in order to maintain progress and to provide a clear outline for those undertaking the programmes. Often this is not the case, due in part to the blurry boundaries that surround definitions of state and nation-building, and secondly to the growing necessity of limiting activities to priorities that meet the interests of the donors, which are inherently political in nature, require tangible and assessable measurements to determine success. This paper will demonstrate that it is often the least visible elements of a state-building mission that matter the most when truly localising and contextualising the activities of state-building.
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    Putin and Russia: Crazy, Fascist or following the blueprint
    (Flinders University, 2014) Raeside, Casey
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    ISIS, Al Qaeda and The Wretched of the Earth
    (Flinders University, 2014) Fitzpatrick, Matthew Peter
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    The ‘Intrusion’ of Personal Feelings: biographical dilemmas*
    (Flinders University, 2014) Munro, Doug
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