How Humanity Can Be Found in the Midst of Conflict: Even Wars Have Laws

Just over 20 years ago, in a small ramshackle town called Goma on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, there was the most unimaginable human catastrophe. It was the concluding days of the war that saw over 800,000 men, women and children killed at the hands of the genocidaires

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Common genetic conditions

There are many different ways that faults in the genetic code can occur. Alterations to the genetic code can arise at any level and can affect gene expression leading to human disease. Before reading this chapter, readers might want to remind themselves of some of the terminology that is used to describe the genes and how they are assembled, by looking back at the introductory chapter, Chapter 1. There are many ways in which the genetic code, from the level of the chromosome (the bundles of genes in our cells), right down to a single nucleotide (the individual building blocks that make up our genes), can be disrupted

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Creative Cities

If an advertising guru, a famous writer and an even more famous philosopher between them are right, in order to foster creativity we need curiosity about life in all its aspects, imagination to picture what we desire, will to bring it into being, and understanding of desire, emotion and knowledge as the wellsprings of all human behaviour to encourage its widespread adoption

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Democracy in Australia

Fundamental to the argument in this chapter is that Australia should aspire to the highest possible standards of democratic life. We not only have to be constantly vigilant about the erosion of democratic practices but also fully aware of the initiatives being taken in other countries to strengthen democracy and extend public accountability

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Environmental Justice

At the heart of intergenerational equity is the principle that we hold the natural environment as a sacred trust that we have a duty to hand down to following generations in a state not less diminished than the one that we have enjoyed

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The Emergence of WikiLeaks: Openness, Secrecy and Democracy

Just three years ago WikiLeaks was virtually unknown and its founder, Julian Assange, was next to unrecognisable as a national, let alone global identity.A short time later almost no one could say that they knew nothing about the organisation. Assange’s picture appeared on the front cover of TIME magazine and he was described early in 2011 as the most ‘famous man in the world’

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Towards a More Just United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is perhaps our most important international, intergovernmental organisation. Yet, at the same time, it is one of the most troubled. In recent years it has become apparent that it is becoming ever more difficult for the world body to reach agreement on the crucial issues that face the future of the humanity

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